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January 12 - 2021

Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah

Visit the Quran Academy and learn about the various stages of the holy scripture. It is one of the seven museums in the complex that contains 308 rare copies of the Holy Quran.

In pursuit of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the idea of establishing the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah was to be a distinct Quranic scientific beacon. The Academy seeks to serve the Qur’an and its sciences by taking care of the Holy Quran in all its forms in manuscript, print, audio, and digital and the introduction of related sciences and its pillars.

The Holy Quran Academy will evolve and develop the skills of those interested and working in the field of the Qur’an, and the scientific habilitation of the students of the Holy Quran in countries far from the Islamic world and granting them Quranic reciting certification chained to the Holy Prophet Mohammed SWT.

The Academy is distinguished by the building design, which has the shape of the Islamic eight-pointed star with 34 domes and spread over 75,000 square meters.

You might also be interested in visiting the oldest libraries and the leading lending library in the emirate, Sharjah Public Libraries.

The Academy includes several museums: The Holy Quran Museum, the Seven Readings Museum, the Museum of the pillars of Qur’an, the Museum of the Recitation Mentors, the Museum of the Valuable Prints of the Qur’an, and the Hall of Scientific Quranic Miracles, as well as the following sections: Electronic Maqra’a, scientific courses, Iqra’a sessions, Quran recording studio and audio archive, as well as a specialized Qur’anic library.

The Museum’s exhibit 60 manuscripts distributed over 15 sections, chronicles a century of events. About 308 copies of the Holy Quran, as well as archaeological documents.

Among other fascinating artifacts are 18 kiswas — the black cloth covers the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The oldest kiswa dates back to Hijri year 970.

The UAE now houses the world’s biggest Quran Academy, and it is home to seven scientific and historical museums.

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