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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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  • 1. Be careful with taxis, they will rip you off. Lucky in the end to find someone honest to take me there and back. I know the economy is down, but asking for triple the normal price is crazy. 2. The ...  more »
  • Beautifully laid out collection of priceless korans and calligraphy from around the world. Some very rare old ones and other newer ones - exhibited in a beautiful sequence to show how the calligraphic...  more »
  • The museum can be visited by giving a voluntary contribution. There are the Korans of great to super small.
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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