Don't miss the chance to experience witnessing one of the earliest examples of the Islamic holy book in existence. ©

University of Birmingham

Wednesday 01 November 2017 to Saturday 11 November 2017
UK Guest of Honour Programme at SIBF

Don't miss the chance to experience witnessing one of the earliest examples of the Islamic holy book in existence.

The University of Birmingham is bringing to the UAE for the first time a major interactive digital exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Birmingham Qur’an manuscript, two parchment leaves of the Qur’an that have been radiocarbon dated to the early seventh century. 

One of the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts, the Birmingham Qur’an is considered a global treasure and is currently held at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library. 

Exhibition visitors will be able to explore the manuscript in digital form as well as viewing a detailed replica of the holy script.

Working closely with the British Council and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development as strategic partner, the University is bringing the unique exhibition to Sharjah where it will be open to public at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) from 1 - 11 November, 2017. 

After Sharjah, the exhibition will tour to Abu Dhabi from 20 - 29 November, 2017 and to Dubai in early 2018.

For more information about visiting SIBF, visit their website.

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