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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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  • 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 »
  • Beit Al Quran is a multilateral and comprehensive complex for Holy Quran and Islamic arts was founded in 1990 in Manama, Bahrain, [2] is considered an Islamic cultural center meant scholars and researchers, making him a leading cultural institution, objectives and converse have their policy to serve the Holy Book of Allah, featuring House Museum contains multiple copies of manuscript of Quran and Islamic museums is one of the most famous in the world. [3] it was designed according to Islamic style dating back to the 12th century, whose idea was founded is Dr Abdul Latif Jassem Kano 1984 which was rare collection of copies and codices the main reason behind the idea of founding the Beit Al Quran, Quran House was established with the full support of charitable aid and donations from various community groups and some Arabic countries, and opened the Museum in 1990 and is currently operated as an independent subsidiary of the Bahraini Ministry of culture. Featuring the Museum object on nearly ten thousand copies and Quranic manuscripts, of which the first version written in the reign of Caliph Uthman Ibn affan in the form of fact sheets and the first version of the Koran printed in Germany in 1694 a.d. and older version translated from Latin language in Switzerland in 955 HJ plus Zardari is world of India written Naskh in the 18th century a.d. and a number of small Quran cannot be read through your speakers Visual AIDS. There is a Koranic manuscript Museum of Iran wrote a paper copy and a third was written verses in boxes can be read from all directions and from the eleventh century Hijri and other
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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