Biggest hand-written Quran -world record set
by Najmul Hasan Chishti
AJMER, India--Sayeed Najmul Hasan Chishti, 56, has prepared
a 63 pages, 8 feet broad and 5 feet long. Quran-setting the
new world record for the Biggest hand-written Quran.
the biggest Quran in terms of size and font, which was compiled
in one volume," Chishti said, adding, "It has 63 pages and
the size of each page is 60x88 inch."
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"Each page has a colourful border around the
text, featuring flowers of different sizes and seasons," he
said, adding, "At the beginning of each surah (verse), the
word ‘Bismillah' (in the name of God) is written in a different
calligraphic styles, which go back to the Prophet Mohammed's
time," he said.
Chishti, a Sufi research scholar and a khadim
at the dargah, said the Quran represents the true essence
of Quranic calligraphy. "I feel honoured after accomplishing
the gigantic feat," he said, add-ing that every page has an
average of 40 lines.
Chishti said he began his professional life as
an Urdu teacher in a government school, but gave it up in
2003 for the devotional endeavours. "Thereafter, I dedicated
my life to this Quran," Chishti, who is also a Urdu poet and
He has used a special kind of paper that absorbs
the ink and does not get smudged. The letters measures 2 to
3 inches. He has used golden lettering in all those places
where the word Allah appears.
He said the moral support of his family was crucial
in accomplishing the extraordinary feat. "My family supported
me with creative ideas to enrich the style of writing. Valuable
suggestions from my daughters helped me in coming up with
innovative styles of calligraphy," he said.
On the occasion of 796 Urs of Khwaja Garib Nawaj
Chisti the devotees will be able to see the biggest Quran
of the world which will be kept in the dargah premises. The
dargah committee agreed to display the Quran for Zayreens
who will come here to participate in the Urs.
Najmul said that the dargah committee agreed to
display the Koran in the premises and for the book the committee
is constructing a glass display cabin. Proper lighting will
be done inside and a security guard will be deputed in front
of the cabin.
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