Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi inaugurates the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah on Thursday. WAM
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, 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.
This came during the speech delivered by the Ruler of Sharjah on Thursday at the opening of the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah, in the presence of Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan reads a manuscript during his visit to the Holy Quran Academy. WAM
The Ruler of Sharjah indicated that 323 male and female students, from 101 countries are enrolled in the global electronic maqra’ in the Academy, supervised by 18 reciters on all the isnads (references), 227 of whom memorised the Holy Quran, and were rewarded. Among these students is one from the North Pole, which reflects the efficacy and wide spread of the Academy.
Sheikh Sultan called on community members to visit the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah and familiarise themselves with the various stages of the evolution of the writing of the Noble Quran from the dawn of Islam to our current era, and to benefit from its activities and programmes, including the global electronic Maqari’a programme.
Sheikh Sultan tours the Holy Quran Academy. WAM
Upon arrival at the venue of the ceremony, he unveiled the memorial plaque to mark the official opening of the Academy, before he toured the place to review the museums housing Quranic manuscripts and treasures collected from various countries of the world throughout the ages.
The complex, the biggest Quran Academy in the world, is a home to 7 scientific and historical museums, and its inception comes in fulfillment of the vision of the Emirate of Sharjah in building man on the approach of the tolerant Islamic law and care for the Holy Quran and its sciences.
The Ruler of Sharjah commenced his tour by visiting the Museum of the History of Writing the Noble Quran from the beginning of the codification of the verses of the Noble Quran in the Prophet’s Era until the modern era, and highlights the nation’s concern for the Noble Quran and its celebration. The museum displays 60 manuscripts distributed over 15 sections, each of which chronicles a century of events, and it is equipped with the latest technologies to familiarise the visitors of the Academy with the history of writing, in addition to allocating a room that simulates the cave of Hira with a display screen and audio devices that tell the story of the beginning of the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Sheikh Sultan being briefed about the new Holy Quran Academy. WAM
He then proceeded to visit the Museum of rare Qurans, which contains 308 valuable copies of the Quran and archaeological manuscripts as well as the possessions of the Ruler of Sharjah in addition to the official copies of the Quran issued by various countries of the world and their translations into various languages.
Then, he stopped at the Seven and Ten Readings Museum, which aims to familiarise the visitors of the Academy with the glorious sciences of the Quran and to provide an explanation of the Quranic readings and their origin, their prominent figures, methods of performance, and their differences.
Sheikh Sultan continued his tour by visiting the pillars of Islam museum, which sheds light on the prominent Quranic figures throughout history, their scientific achievements and invaluable publications. The 15-section museum houses 899 books and manuscripts divided according to time ages. It also highlights the most prominent establishments that cared for the holy Quran and the research efforts put in to serve the Quran in the modern age.
At the four-section Museum of the Recitation Mentors, the Ruler of Sharjah reviewed the biographies of elite and renowned male and female Quran readers.
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