The most affluent museum of Quran of the world, nearby the Holy Shrine of Razavi,
is welcomed warmly by the pilgrims and the residents of Divine Shrine of Imam Reza ( peace be upon Him)
The treasury of Quran and the precious items of the Central Museum of Astan Quds Razavi has been entitled as the first and the most precious museum of Quran in the world. In addition, it exhibits a unique collection of Qurans, entitled to Holy Imams (peace be upon Them) as well as the most precious Qurans, available in the world. Consequently, the pilgrims and the neighbors have welcomed the Divine Shrine of Imam Reza (peace be upon Him) warmly.
According ot the report of Public Relations and the International Affairs of the Organization of the Libraries , Museums and the Centre of the Documents of Astan Quds Razavi, the responsible person in the area of the treasury of Quran and the precious items , announced that 76 versions of Quran and the Qoranic, precious pamphlets of this treasury have been exhibited .In addition he said “the Qurans entitled to Imam Ali , Imam Hasan, Imam Hussein, Imam Sajjad and Imam Reza (peace be upon Them) as well as the other four versions of Quran and Qoranic pamphlets entitled to Holy Imams (peace be upon Them) is the most significant Qurans which have been exhibited in this museum”.
Mohammad Reza Saghi believed that the Quran entitled to the holy handwriting of Imam Ali ( Peace be upon Him) is the oldest Quran in this treasury , according to the calligraphy. In addition, he said “this Quran and the Qurans entitled to the handwriting of Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein ( peace be upon Them) have been written in Kufic writing on the deerskin. Shah Abbas Safavi has endowed this Quran as well as the deed for an endowment which has been written by Sheikh Bahaee to Astan Quds Razavi in 979 (solar)”. He said that the the Qurans entitled to the Holy handwriting of Imam Reza , Imam Sajjad and other Qurans entitled to Holy Imams (Peace be upon Them) have been written in Kufic on the deer skin. In addition, he said “most Qurans entitled to Holy Imams have been endowed by the first Shah Abbas Safavi whose deed for an endowment has been written by Sheikh Bahaee”.
Besides, he said that Yaghot Mostasami , Vesal Shirazi and Abdollad Sirofi are some of the famous writers of Quranic copies of this museum. In addition, Saghi mentioned the oldest endowed Quran of this museum. Then, he said “this Quran has been written in Kufic handwriting of evolution age , in the fourth century, on thick ,russet paper . Subsequently, it had been endowed in 382 (solar) by Abol Ghasem Mansour Ibn Mohammad Ibn Kasir to Astan Quds”. In addition, he mentioned a unique Quran with an inventional handwriting. Afterward, he said “this Quran has been written in 10th century in Babery writing. In fact, this writing has been discovered by Zahir Ed-din Mohammad Baber , the founder of the mogul dynasty of India . In fact, it is one of the rare ones of this collection”. Saghi continued “this Quran has been endowed by Sultan Hussein Safavi to Astan Quds Razavi . in actual fact, its handwritten had been discovered and encoded by Fazel Neishabouri , one of the experts of the handwriting discovery office of this organization, for the first time in the world”.
The responsible person in the area of the treasury of Quran and the precious items of the Central Museum of Astan Quds Razavi , believed that all exhibited Qurans have been endowed by the people who love the Holy Shrine of the Eighth Imam (peace be Upon Him). He said “ Shah Abbas Safavi , Soltan Hossein Safavi , Mohammad Shah Ghajar, Fath Ali Shah Ghajar , Rokn o`d -din Mohammad Taghi Mirza- the governor of Khorasan-, Soltan Ebrahim Ghotb Shah – one of the Shiite emperor of Ghotb Shahian dynasty , belong to Heydar Abad Dakan (India), the professor Mahmoud Farshchian , etc are the other endowers of the exhibited Qurans”.
It must be mentioned that the Organization of the Libraries, Museums and the Centre of the Documents of Astan Quds Razavi has 97.000 orthographic versions. In fact, it has 22.000 orthographic versions of Holy Quran whose 100 versions have been written on deerskin. So, it is unique in the world.