Expo 2020 Dubai, which is expected to begin next month, will show off an exhibit of the world’s largest Holy Quran.
For the first time in more than 1,400 years of Islamic history, the Holy Quran will be cast on a canvas with aluminum and gold-plated script.
Historically, the Holy Quran has been written on parchment or leather, or on cloth. A Pakistani artist, who is also a former UAE expat, is creating history by inscribing verses of the Holy Quran with a novel concept, using gold-plated aluminum on high-quality canvas – for the first time.
Shahid Rassam, who has won many international awards, conceived the ‘Noble’ project five years ago, and is willing to showcase part of it at the six-month long world expo in Dubai. The ‘Noble’ project was created five years ago by Shahid Rassam, who has received many international awards for it, and he is willing to show part of it at the world expo, which takes place in Dubai for six months.
The Holy Quran will measure 8.5 feet tall and 6.5 feet wide, with 150 words on each page…total of 550 pages, said an artist associated with the project being developed in Karachi. According to Guinness World Records, the largest printed Quran measures 6.74 feet tall, 4.11 feet wide, and 6.69 inches thick, containing 632 pages and weighing 552.74 kilograms. The artist said that the piece will be displayed at Expo 2020 Dubai due to the facilitation of an overseas Pakistani businessman based in Dubai, Irfan Mustafa.