Since the dawn of civilization, faith and sense of life have always inspired the human kind around the world to bring out creativity and innovations. By virtue of extraordinary effort, some arts and culture have been immortalized throughout the ages. For instance, a new history is going to be made by creating the largest Holy Quran on earth. The over-the-top project has already started with a big team based in Karachi in Pakistan. Let's get to learn about the details of this wonderful handicraft.
The project of the gold-encrusted world's largest Holy Quran
Quran is the prime religious text of Islam, the world's second-largest religion. The religion has more than 1.9 billion followers covering about 24.9 percent of the world's total population known as Muslims. It is believed by Muslims that the Holy Quran is the revelation from Allah (God). This religious scripture is also honored as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. For centuries, the worshipers have crafted the holy Quran in diverse sizes and forms using versatile materials.
In this legacy, Shahid Rassam, a renowned Pakistani sculptor and painter, has taken up the task of creating the world's largest holy Quran. Another specialty of this project is that the letters of the Holy Quran will be made of gold on a high-quality aluminum canvas. About two thousand kg of aluminum will be used for five-hundred-and-fifty pages and about 200 kg gold for eighty thousand characters. One-hundred-and-fifty letters will be placed on each page of this huge Holy Quran, which is 6.5 feet long and 8.5 feet wide excluding the frame.
Shahid Rassam's team has been working for five years to complete this great handicraft work by 2025. Shahid Rassam is bearing the cost of the entire project. However, his friends are also helping him to accomplish this great task.
This is the first time in the history of Islam, more than 1400 years old, that such a huge gold-encrusted Holy Quran is going to be built.