Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, affirmed that the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah is not limited to being a museum that houses pictures and manuscripts, but rather a place that is rich in many activities and programmes that serve the Holy Quran and those interested and working in the Quranic field.
Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi called on residents to visit the Quran academy and learn about the various stages of the holy scripture.
One of the seven museums in the complex contains 308 rare copies of the Holy Quran.
The UAE now houses the world’s biggest Quran academy. His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, recently inaugurated the Holy Quran Academy.
Spread over an area of 75,000 square metres, the academy has been built in the shape of the Islamic eight-pointed star with 34 domes. It is home to seven scientific and historical museums.
The museums exhibit 60 manuscripts distributed over 15 sections, each of which chronicles a century of events. About 308 copies of the Holy Quran and archaeological manuscripts are on display as well.
Among other interesting artefacts are 18 kiswas — the black cloth that covers the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The oldest kiswa dates back to Hijri year 970.