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Beit Al Qur'an, Manama

4.6
#2 of 10 in Museums in Bahrain
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. By using our Manama trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Beit Al Qur'an and other attractions in Manama.
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  • The house of the Qur'an is most a place to visit You will find many Quran's that are up to hundreds of years old smell of history and Islam enjoy  more »
  • This is really one of the places that I dream to revisit! I was there in 2002. (Yes, 16 years ago!) and I always keep a very deep personal memory! The calligrafique of the site collection is fantastic and very surprising! My relationship with the staff was also very very very moving!
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  • Very good enough like it so my friends Museum created to highlight the importance of the Koran golhesriah and self-donation fee including largesse self
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  • The place is very cosy and not very big. You can finish it in under 30 minutes depending on how detailed you want to be. It has a vast collection of Qurans from the very early 1st century of Islam up to modern copies. Don't miss it. Admission is free and donations are welcomed. The museum has a mosque attached to it. The only reason I gave it four stars because it does not have any interactive exhibits, also, you can't see any staff, most probably because the admission is free and they don't have enough funds.
  • Boasting to be the only museum in the world dedicated to the Holy Quran, the entire visit there is a beautiful and equally humbling experience. Truly amazing place to visit!
  • A beautiful collection of 7th - 20th century Quranic manuscripts from all over the Central Asian world. No photography is allowed inside the museum of manuscripts.
  • Very nice to visit but should have some English explanations.
  • This is a very fantastic place if anyone is interested to know about the history of Muslims. It has many old scriptures and old Holy Books preserved very safely in their museum.The museum also contains a prayer room which offers 5 times prayers daily. But does not offer the (jummah) friday prayers.The place also undertakes proper hygienic measures at all times..and it does not have a womens section for prayers..
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