Unique 17th century version of Quran to be unveiled
Publish Date : Sunday 3 March 2019 - 00:02
IBNA- The Museum of Astan-e Quds Razavi in Mashhad, Khorasan Province of Iran will unveil a unique precious version of the holy Quran dating back to the 17th century AD during the Safavid rule in Iran.
According to IBNA
correspondent, quoting from the public and international relations department of libraries, museums and documents of Astan-e Quds Razavi, this version of Quran was scripted and illuminated in the time of Shah Abbas I
century AH), and dedicated to the Quranic treasurer of Holy Shrine of Imam Reza.
The skill in calligraphy, translation and annotations employed in this version of the holy Quran and arrangement of specific words such as the names and attributes of God, Tasbihat (glorifying God), Tahmidat (praising God), Tahlilat (saying la illaha illallah) and so on in the first or last lines of the pages; the division of Quranic sections; various tables containing Quranic rules; using a very beautiful calligraphy are among the characteristics of this version.
This Safavid era version of Quran will soon be put on public display in the Museum of Astan-e Quds Razavi.