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Al Hayat Museum
Information Al Hayat Museum occupies the most substantial part of Beit Al Qur'an's building. The museum exhibition areas interconnected over two floors through easy ramp and subtle changes in levels. The Holy Quranic manuscripts on display are a selection from Beit Al Qur'an's collection which is one of the most significant of its type in the world. The manuscripts on show display the Islamic art of calligraphy and book illumination from the first Century Hijra 7th / 8th Century Gregorian to the present day, from the far reaches of the Islamic world, from China in Asia to Spain in Europe.
City Bahrain
Web Site http://www.beitalquran.com/
Mailing Address BEIT AL QUR'AN
P.O. BOX 2000
MANAMA, BAHRAIN
Phone (973) 290101
Working Hours Saturday - Wednesday 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Thursday 09:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Collections

The Beit Al Qur'an Collection of Holy Quranic manuscripts is one of the most comprehensive of its type in the world. This great collection includes magnificent calligraphic works from as early as the first century Hijra (7th / 8th Century Gregorian) to the present day, from all regions of the Islamic world, from China to Andalusian Spain. These great works were written in variety of calligraphic styles such as the classic Kufic scripts with its emphasis on line geometry and the flowing Naskh style with its cursive quality of line. The examples of superb calligraphy in the Beit Al Qur'an collection were executed by great artists who dedicated their lives to the service of God's Holy Book : 'The Qur'an.

This space will expose on a regular basis a sample Holy Quranic manuscript from the great collection at Beit Al Qur'an.

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