Handwritten Quran with Persian translation a valuable artistic treasure of Muslim World
June 6, 2024
Handwritten Quran with Persian translation a valuable artistic treasure of Muslim World
June 6, 2024

Kütahya Dumlupınar University President Süleyman Kızıltoprak shows a handwritten Quran bound in gazelle leather dating back to A.D. 1090, Kütahya, Türkiye, June 4, 2024. (IHA Photo) A handwritten Quran bound in gazelle leather dating back to A.D. 1090, with exquisite calligraphy, is displayed in Türkiye’s Kütahya, at a public library as experts state that the artifact is one of the most valuable artistic treasures of the Islamic world. Süleyman Kızıltoprak, president of Kütahya Dumlupınar University, announced that the Zeytinoğlu Library in the city houses more than 2,540 handwritten works in Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish, and also includes rare examples of traditional Turkish art. He emphasized that the library’s most precious piece is the Quran, accompanied by a Persian translation. Kızıltoprak also highlighted the university’s contributions to bringing this artifact to light. Kızıltoprak underlined that the Turks who won the Battle of Malazgirt in 1071 not only conquered these […]

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