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Beit Al Qur'an, Manama

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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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  • We visited the museum full of historic Qurans. You may not take pictures inside the museum. The Qurans are well displayed with explanations in several languages. We spent about 2 hours exploring the m...  more »
  • Beit al Quran is a museum dedicated to the Quran. It has a collection of handwritten and historical Qurans. There is no charge for entry.  more »
  • Individual achievements of excellence like Beit Al Quran Center all departments that deal with preservation and highlight his image in front of the world
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  • What they have in there in terms of history is amazing, and the building structurally is beautiful. It would have been useful to have more information on the history of the artefacts, however, and the interior was very dimly lit and felt a bit dated. Highly recommend a visit, regardless!
  • If you're interested in Islam then you should visit here, Entrance is Free !
  • Wonderful museum collection. Prayer area has spectacular domed ceiling. Also offers Quran classes
  • Great history under one roof
  • Must visit place to learn the history of the Holy Quran

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