Iranian center exhibits rare Quranic manuscripts in New Delhi 

June 14, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran’s Noor Microfilm International Centre has put on show a collection of its rare Quranic manuscripts at Dr. Zakir Husain Library in New Delhi. 

It features some 40 sets of manuscripts with various calligraphy styles on the skin, textiles and handmade paper, ISNA reported.

The largest copy of Quran presented at the exhibit measures 2.8 by 4.8 meters, which is printed on the fabric. 

The exhibition is being held in close collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia, a public central university in Delhi, and will be running through June 11.

Noor International Microfilm Center is situated in the Culture House of the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Delhi and is indulged in caring out repair work and preparing microfilm, photographing of the old manuscripts and printing them. 

The center was established in 1985 by the decree of leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, as a result of efforts made by Mehdi Khajeh Piri, a historian and master of preserving ancient texts, to promote Iranian and Islamic heritage in the subcontinent.

PHOTO: People visit the exhibit of rare Quranic manuscripts at Dr. Zakir Husain Library in New Delhi on June 11.


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