Rare golden Quran featured in Austria

Source: Gulf News

Sharjah: An Austria-based publishing company selling exact replicas of rare texts including a 24-carat golden Quran is one of the highlights of this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair.

Produced on special order, each page of the golden Quran is made from fine gold and copies are being published and sold at the book fair by Adeva, a fine art facsimile publishing company based in Vienna, Austria.

“We have only a few copies of the golden Quran because it’s made especially based on order,” Adeva’s President Michael Struzl told Gulf News, adding that a copy has already been ordered by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, worth Dh400,000.

The original copy of the golden Quran, which was made 900 years ago at the Calligraphy School of Ibn Al Bawwab, is preserved at the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany.

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