Giant wood-carved Koran

Many oversized Korans have been created in many parts of the world, but the largest Koran carved out of wood is to be found in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Work on the wooden Koran, which is called Al-Quran Al-Akbar, was initiated in 2002 and completed in 2009 at a cost of around Rp 2 billion (US$170,976). The idea of making the wooden Koran was floated by IGM AL Ihsaniyah Islamic boarding school (pesantren) caretaker Syofwatillah Mohzaib.

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Local pride: Visitors pose for a photo in front of the world’s biggest Koran in Palembang on July 7. JP/Ansyor Idrus

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