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Beit Al Qur'an, Manama
(4.6/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
View rare and unique versions of the Qur'an while learning about the history of Islam at Beit Al Qur'an. Inside this multi-purpose complex, visitors find one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world. Step in for a chance to look at rare manuscripts, woodcarvings, and Islamic calligraphy. In addition to the first written copy of the Qur'an, the museum houses a translated copy dating back to 955 CE, as well as miniature versions that require magnifying glasses to read. The rest of the complex contains a vast library with over 50,000 books and manuscripts, an auditorium, and a mosque. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Beit Al Qur'an by using our Manama itinerary maker.
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  • This is a religious complex, featuring rooms, mosque, library, and a small museum with rare and very interesting Quran manuscripts. Entrance by donation. 
  • Quranic scribes right from the 7th AD till the 19th Century are preserved well and beutifully displayed 
  • It was not a planned visit but it was our best part of our trip to bahrain. They have an amazing collection of the holy quran and some qurans are really rare and hundreds of years old. The calligraphy...  more »
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  • Beit alQuran is the Islamic Museum located in Hoora City of Manama the capital of kingdom of Bahrain. Beit Al Qur'an was built to accommodate the huge collection of valuable manuscripts and rare Quranic, a unique thing of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region. The complex includes a mosque, a library, a large hall, a school and museum consists of ten showrooms. This great institute and museum celebrated globally for him for this group of Koranic manuscripts from various parts of the Muslim world, from China in the east to the west Spain representative of the progress the art of traditional calligraphy from the first century of the Islamic era to the present day.
  • Definitely recommended for travelers and those who are into history/ical documents
  • I think this place had a lot of educational potential they are missing. And it need some cleaning on the facade.
  • Excellent....
  • A very unique experience to learn about the history of the Islamic holy book