Qur'an manuscripts from Istanbul to be exhibited in US



A collection of rare holy Qur'an manuscripts will be exhibited in the United States in Autumn, Pakistani Dawn newspaper said.

The Smithsonian, a group of museums and research centers administered by the US Government, announced an exhibit titled “The Art of the holy Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts" will bring 48 manuscripts and folios from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul.

The exhibition, the first of its kind in the US, is set to run from October 15 through Feb 20, 2017.

These holy Qur'ans originally come from Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Iraq.

The show is an opportunity for people to see these Qur'ans up close in the US and “reflect on their own assumptions," said Julian Raby, director of the Sackler and Freer. He calls it a “fitting complement" to a 2006 exhibition of Bibles dating back before the year 1000.


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