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A museum in Jordan’s as-Salt host world’s smallest holy Quran

The world’s smallest copy of the Holy Quran is in a museum in the city of As-Salt, west of Jordan’s capital Amman.

Jordanian Ibrahim Ahmed Nevvar (62) preserves allegedly the smallest copy of the Qur’an, which attracts the attention of antique, cultural heritage and collection enthusiasts, in the Permanent Folk Heritage Museum.

The love of acquiring items, that carry cultural heritage value, led Nevvar to establish a modest museum with its facilities and equipment, and rich in cultural assets.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency Nevvar said that the small museum he founded includes 25 thousand pieces of cultural value, and that their history goes back to the beginning of the 20th century.

He said that he has no income from this museum, on the contrary, he spent thousands of dollars to acquire those items from the collectors.

He said that the verses of the Quran only can be read by a magnifying glass.

Stating that the smallest known copy of the Qur’an was 1.75 cm in width and 2.5 cm in length, Nevvar said the Qur’an copy in his museum was smaller.

He claimed that the Quran’s size in the museum is 1.5 cm in width and 2.5 cm in length.

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added the city of as-Salt as “the city of tolerance and civilized hospitality” on the World Heritage List during its 44th session.