Russian mosque has world`s largest Quran
Moscow: The Quran kept at Russian city of Kazan`s Qolsharif mosque has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world`s largest, Tatarstan`s state councillor Mintimer Shaimiyev has said.
Printed on Scotland paper, this Quran edition is 150x200 cm, has 632 pages and weighs 800 kg. The cover is made of malachite and semi-precious stones and is encrusted with phyanite, jade, gold and silver leaf.
"We have received a Guinness World Records certificate saying that our Quran is the largest printed version in the world," Shaimiyev said.
The holy book was placed at Qolsharif mosque last November.
Kazan is one of the largest and ancient cities in Russia and the capital of Republic of Tatarstan.
In June, the Quran will be transferred to Bolgary city in Tatarstan, a federal subject of Russia, and will be deposited in a building erected to commemorate the adoption of Islam as the state religion of Volga Bulgaria in 922.
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