News ID: 128335
Published: 0738 GMT October 05, 2015

Historic Qur'an on displayin Birmingham

Historic Qur'an on displayin Birmingham

Fragments of an ancient copy of the Holy Qur'an, which is among the oldest in the world, went on display at the University of Birmingham on October 5.

News of the historic discovery was announced in July and radiocarbon tests revealed the manuscript is at least 1,370 years old, IBNA wrote.

Fadi Qashqari, 31, from Saudi Arabia said, "When I discovered this holy manuscript was at the University of Birmingham I felt very lucky and excited.

“People come from different backgrounds and cultures to see this."

Sara Warda, 26, a student of international relations from Malaysia, said: "It seems amazing because it's something from the Qur'an that I read all the time. It's amazing to see.

"It's a bit emotional, the attachment you feel, it's something close to your heart. It's amazing how you think back to history."

The fragments were rediscovered by the university among a collection of books from the Middle East, having lain untouched for almost a century.

The exhibition will run until October 25.

   
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