Sharjah Ruler opens “Blessed Verses and Creative Pens” exhibition

October 31, 2022 / 3:53 PM
Sharjah24: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated on Monday, “Blessed Verses and Creative Pens" exhibition; Illuminations on the Finest Manuscripts from the Hamid Jaafar Quranic Collection, at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.
Following his arrival, His Highness toured the exhibition, which will be on display until March 19, 2023. The exhibition features a collection of priceless Qur'anic manuscripts, including more than 50 original pieces, a painting, and a carpet, all of which date back more than 14 centuries. These items highlight the significance of Islamic civilization as a unifying force and a source of inspiration for various cultures from around the world. China, Spain, Morocco, Southeast Asia, and the Near East.
The exhibits include a Qur’an manuscript from 1844 by the calligrapher Sharifa Waheeda Yaqouta, and a page about 1.7 meters high from the “Bey Sanqur” Qur’an, which is considered the largest among the Qur’ans in the Middle Ages, and dates back to 1400.

The exhibition is being held in collaboration with the Crescent Group, which decided to provide these extensive collections to commemorate its 50th anniversary, expresses the efforts made by the Sharjah Museums Authority to educate the public about the background of Arabic calligraphy and its contribution to the development of the art world.
The exhibition also witnesses the organization of a number of educational activities that enhance the role of museums as educational hub , and includes a series of family workshops that will continue throughout the duration of the exhibition. 
The opening of the exhibition was attended by Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to His Highness the President of the State, His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Community Protection, and a number of senior officials and heads of departments Government officials and representatives of diplomatic missions to the country, Hamid Jaafar, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Hilal Group, and Manal Ataya, Director General of the Sharjah Museums Authority.
October 31, 2022 / 3:53 PM

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