Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Beit Al Qur'an Part 1 - The Building

Today's shot is Beit Al Qur'an (in Arabic: بيت القرآن‎) which means the House of Qur'an in Arabic. It is an Islamic museum at Hoora, Manama.

The House of the Qur'an was built to accommodate a comprehensive and valuable collection of the Qur'an and rare manuscripts, a concept which is unique in the Persian Gulf. All visitors are welcome, and the complex comprises a mosque, a library, an auditorium, a school and museum consisting of ten exhibition halls.

This great institution and its museum house an internationally celebrated collection of historic Quranic manuscripts from various parts of the Islamic world, from China in the East to Spain in the West, representing a progression of calligraphic traditions from the first century of the Islamic era to the present day.


henny said...

Andai aku bisa ke sana.
Have you explored all the sections?

henny said...

Andai aku bisa ke sana.
Have you explored all the part of this museum?

Urang Awak said...

pls come here then Henny!!!!!

LOL, well unfortunately when I was there, the place was close and I was there only for my Zhuhur pray and managed to capture some of the items at the entrance area which are the mosque, the dome, the chest and some more. I promise myself on my next day off i would be coming during open hour lah!

Thanks eniwei :P