Calligrapher's handwritten Qur’an released
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Srinagar, Sep 24: At a time when art of calligraphy is dying at the hands of digital paging, a handwritten copy of Qur’an was released Monday. The 800-page Qur’anic manuscript was unveiled by Hazrat Bulbul Shah Abdul Rehman Sharaf Ud Din (RA) Turkistani Trust in presence of Mufti Azam Bashir Ud Din and other prominent people.
The manuscript is the penmanship of religious scholar Mir Ghulam Muhammad Sanoori. The manuscript was unveiled to a huge gathering of Islamic scholars, and students. The work was completed in two-and-half years. “One of the reasons which make this manuscript even more important is the fact that the calligraphy employed in it is in tune with the traditions and criterion as set since the times of Amir-e-Kabir(RA) and Bulbul Shah(RA),” said the Bulbul Shah trust chairman Khawaja Farooq RenzuShah.
The occasion was also marked by the launch of manuscript of the Maulana Qasim Shah Bukhari’s Kashmiri translation of the holy Qur’an which also comes from Mir’s pen.
Speaking at the occasion Grand Mufti and RenzuShah congratulated Mir for his achievement and stressed the need to encourage others to revive the dying art in the Valley.
In his address, Mufti Bashir-Ud-Din while speaking at the occasion felicitated Bulbul Shah trust people, particularly its chairman for presenting “such a masterpiece in the present era”.
The Mufti Azam said when people had forgotten pen and relied more on computers and machines Mir Ghulam Muhammad created a “devotional example by writing this masterpiece of calligraphy in the same style of calligraphy that has been prevalent since the 13th century in the Valley.”
Khwaja RenzuShah urged the Muslims of the valley to “promote the bonds of brotherhood and inter-religious harmony and spread the message of peace as the same amounts to our collective strength in the present circumstances.”
Others present on the occasion included Mirwaiz Central Kashmir Maulana Abdul Lateef Bukhari, Dr Gh Nabi Haleem Khateeb, Maulana Sajad Ishbari, Maulana Muhammad Ramzan, Syed Sharief Ul Haq Bukhari, Mufti Muhammad Saif Ullah Shah, Basharat Qadri, Mir Mushatq Ul Haq Nayeemi, Syed Tahir, Prof Gh Nabi Shaheen, Mir SonaUllah Shah Khosepuri, Molvi Syed Shamsu Din Nizami, Ishfaq Ahmad and Mubashir Hussain.
The manuscripts would be kept in the shrine of Bulbul Shah in Srinagar and the public display of the same would also be ensured in the coming days, the hosts said.
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