As one proverb suggests “Qu’ran appeared in Mecca, recited in Cairo and scribed in Istanbul”; the Holy Qu’ran was best recited by Egyptians whereas the best manuscripts of Qu’ran were scribed by the “hattats” of Istanbul.

In order to comply with this ‘compliment for Istanbul’ an exhibition is aimed under the advisorship of Prof. Uğur Derman to display 99 Qu’rans scribed in Istanbul in an effort to articulate the contribution of “hatt” artists of Istanbul to the arts of “hatt”.

Realized in cooperation with Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency’s traditional Arts Directorate and Turkish Petroleum Foundation, this project will bring together 99 “best scribed Qu’rans in a modern presentation at the Sakip Sabanci Museum. A glamorous catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

  • Bachir Dahmani
    Aug 17, 2010 - 13:55:55

    this is not a page of a qur’an..

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