One of world's oldest Islamic manuscripts coming to the UAE

Birmingham Quran will be showcased in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the first time
By Staff writer
Tue 31 Oct 2017 01:42 PM

One of the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts, the Birmingham Quran, is to be showcased in the UAE for the first time.

The University of Birmingham is bringing a major interactive digital exhibition telling the story of the Birmingham Quran to Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The Birmingham Quran is considered a global treasure and exhibition visitors will be able to explore the manuscript in digital form as well as viewing a detailed replica of the holy script.

Working closely with the British Council and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, the exhibition runs at the Sharjah International Book Fair, from November 1-11, before moving to Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, from November 20-29 and Dubai in spring 2018.

Professor Sir David Eastwood, University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor, said: “The Birmingham Quran manuscript is of huge significance to Muslim heritage and the academic study of Islam. We are immensely proud to host such a treasure at the University of Birmingham.

“By bringing this interactive digital exhibition to the UAE for the first time, we are privileged to offer an opportunity for people to celebrate this holy work.”

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