A rare copy of the Holy Quran, an American gift to the Mohammed bin Rashid Library
Muhammad Al-Murr receives the rare copy of the Noble Qur’an in a ceremony held within the activities of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
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The diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the UAE presented a rare translated copy of the Holy Qur’an issued in 1764, to be displayed permanently in the Mohammed bin Rashid Library within the “Library Relics” exhibition, which includes historical collections and rare treasures from world civilizations.
This donation came during an official ceremony within the activities of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, and the copy was received by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Foundation, Mohammed Al-Murr.
This rare version of the Noble Qur’an was displayed for the first time outside the United States in the American Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The copy includes two volumes and is a second edition of the 1734 translation by the English orientalist George Sale.
Muhammad al-Murr said, “The relics exhibition in our library includes many rare religious manuscripts, healing medical messages, historical atlases, and a rare translated copy of the Holy Qur’an.
The copy establishes a strong symbol of the Islamic religion in the United States, and its historical importance was evident in recent years, when American Muslim lawmakers, elected members of the US House of Representatives, requested that they take their oath on this Quran, translated into English.
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