Uncovered in Tunisia

Quran scribed in Arabic Calligraphy

13 Sep 2009 - 15:51

The 5th artistic-Quranic exhibition opened in Tunisia by the office of Iran's cultural attaché in the country. A copy of the Holy Quran is put on display there which has been scribed in Arabic calligraphy.

IBNA: Held at Ibn Khaldoun Cultural house of Tunisia, the opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by Iran's ambassador to Tunisia Mohammad Taghi Moayed, Iran's cultural attaché to the country Seyyid Hassan Esmati, renowned Iranian calligrapher Ali Shiri, manager of Ibn Khaldoun Cultural House Monir AlAraghi and a number of ambassadors of different Islamic nations in Tunisia, artists and Quranic researchers.

In the ceremony the first ever published copy of the Holy Quran in the Arabic calligraphic font known as Thuluth was unveiled.

In his opening speech, Hassan Esmati delivered some statistics about Iran's potentials for implementing Quranic activities.

"So far, Iranian thinkers have produced as many as 500 different Quran exegeses," said Esmati. "Moreover, Iranians have scribed thousands of Quran copies in various formants and styles."

The fifth edition of the artistic-Quranic exhibition is on for ten days warping up by the end of the month of Ramadan.

A wide range of artistic works on the Holy Quran are displayed at the exhibition including pictures, calligraphic pieces and translations of Quran. Moreover a collection of Quranic books, software and tapes are displayed at the exhibition.

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