Its the worlds smallest gold engraved Quran and is encrusted with diamonds and rubies on the outside. For a Quran thats the epitome of luxury, it made sense that its first public appearance was in none other than the Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai.
The minute engraving has made it possible for the Quran to be fitted on two sheets of gold which are slightly smaller than A4 papers yet able to contain all the 602 pages and 114 chapters of the holy book.
The book has been created by Raen Khan Zadeh (ace miniaturiser) in collabration Mohammad Taher Yousufzadeh, managing director of Prima Gold.
The Quran took nearly 13 months to complete and is made of 5.7kg of gold and encrusted with 8,991 pieces of 100-carat diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.
The project took 55 experts from 10 different countries to bring it to reality. The Quran , if sold, would easily go for millions of dollars. The 24-carat gold work is certified by the Asian Institute of Gemmological Sciences for its purity and the text was verified for its veracity by four world renown scholars and certified by the UAE’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs.
The Quran is not for sale and is expected to be displayed at various museums across the world.
“So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?” —