SHAFAQNA – Egypt’s Awqaf ministry plans to launch a museum of handwritten Qurans, an official said.
He also said of the copies to be kept in the museum is an old manuscript known as Mus’haf Othman dating back to the early years after the advent of Islam, he said.
It is said to be one of the three remaining copies of the Quran ordered to be written by Othman, the third Caliph.
It has 1180 pages measuring 80 by 40 centimeters and weighing 80 kilograms.
The copy was recently unveiled after six years of repair work on it.
The other two copies are now in Turkey.
Source – IQNA