World’s largest Quran features gold, silver and precious stones


We’ve already mentioned about a Koran written in gold which fetched more then $2 million. Today we bring to you the biggest Quran in the world unveiled in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, set in a stone-encrusted gold-and-silver frame cover. A year and a half in the making, the Quran was crafted in Italy. The holy book measures 1.5 meters by 2 meters when closed and opens up to 3 meters by 2 meters. The book weighs 800 kg and features a 120-kg frame cover cast in gold and silver and encrusted with malachite, jasper, and phianites.

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Rishat Khamidullin, the press secretary of Tatarstan’s Muslim Spiritual Department said, “The event is great importance not only for Tatarstan but for the entire country. The book will be at Kazan’s Qul Sharif mosque until next May, and then it will be transferred to the town of Bolgar where it will be put on public display at a local museum.”
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