Rare Quran manuscripts to be exhibited in Abu Dhabi

Rare Quran manuscripts to be exhibited in Abu Dhabi

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A collection of rare precious Quran manuscripts will be put on display in an exhibition titled “Hajj; A Travel in Memories” to be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

According to emaratalyoum.com, Saif Saeed Ghobash, the director general of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, said that the exhibition will be held from September 20 to March 19, 2018.

More than 180 artworks and historical heritage items featuring the Hajj pilgrimage will be presented at the exhibit, he added.

Ghobash said that the rare pieces have been collected from 15 institutes from different countries as well as personal collections.

Spiritual evolution of Hajj pilgrimage in different periods will be introduced at the exhibition along with historical documentaries, maps and photos.

A part of the exhibition will be featuring works on religious beliefs, Islamic rituals and the Holy Quran, he added.

A collection of rare and precious Quran copies and some pages of the Blue Quran, dating back to the 4th century A.H., will be exhibited in this part.

The exhibition will be organized to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the construction of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

The Blue Quran is a late 9th- to early 10th-century Fatimid Tunisian Quran manuscript in Kufic calligraphy, probably created in North Africa for the Great Mosque (Mosque of Uqba) of Qairawan.


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