The world’s largest Quran has been unveiled in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The cultural center that commissioned the work wanted more than just to own the largest Muslim holy book — it wanted to show the world that despite more than 30 years of war, Afghanistan’s rich cultural heritage has not been destroyed.
Afghan calligrapher Mohammed Sabeer Khedri Hussani with nine student apprentices spent five years working 18 hours a day, seven days a week, to create the enormous masterpiece. Hussani, a devout Muslim, tells CBS News it was a labor of love, and he is proud of his accomplishment.
The World’s Largest Quran, with pages measuring more than seven feet tall and five feet wide, has been certified as the world’s largest Quran by the Afghan Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs.
It weighs 1,102 pounds, and has 218 pages of cloth and paper bound inside an embossed leather cover made from the skins of 21 goats. Hussani says the book cost a million dollars to create, and was paid for by Islamic spiritual leader Alhaj Sayed Mansoor Naderi. Making it not just World’s Largest Quran but also Afghanistan most expensive Million Dollar al-Quran
The Quran combines gold script with millions of tiny colorful dots, forming highly symbolic decorations around the giant pages. More images after jump, make sure you watch the video for more information about World’s Largest Quran – Afghanistan Million Dollar al-Quran.[divider]
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