Middle East

Rare Quran manuscripts a major attraction in Madinah

Author: Wed, 2018-08-01 22:13

JEDDAH: An exhibition of the Quran in Madinah, held next to the western squares of the Prophets Mosque, highlights the greatness of the book of Allah and the importance of its glorification and history. It aims to introduce visitors to the holy book in a museum-like presentation.

The sub-goals include the call for learning and teaching Quran; highlighting the greatness of the Quran; understanding the history of Quran, displaying the special technologies of the Quran; and demonstrating the efforts of the Kingdom in caring for the Quran.

Raja bin Ayesh Al-Juhani, exhibition director, told the Saudi Press Agency that articles in the exhibition — open from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. and then after the afternoon prayer till 9 p.m. — are in Arabic, English, Urdu, French, Indonesian, Turkish and Hausa.

About 22 people work at the exhibition, divided between guides and translators, to highlight the historic and modern efforts of the Kingdom to take care of the Quran and old manuscripts, as well as talk about calligraphy, photos and items related to the holy book.

The exhibition is divided into a number of halls, including one displaying a short film about the content of the exhibition and how to be guided through it.

Al-Juhani said that the exhibition tackles the phases of the revelation of the Quran, aspects of its Suwar, Verses … It also describes how the Quran has been collected and arranged since the time of the Prophet and the Rashidun Caliphs, and how it came to be printed the way it is now.

The exhibition shows how it is examined, organized and maintained to control the Quran text without errors or misinterpretation. Visitors will learn about how the Quran is currently being written.

The Kingdoms efforts are shown through the King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex in Madinah and the diversity of its publications through audio and video clips, Al-Juhani said.

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