His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah today inaugurated the Holy Quran Academy, the biggest Quran Academy in the world.
Spread over an area of 75,000 square metres, the Academy has been built in the shape of the Islamic eight-pointed star with 34 domes.
It is home to seven scientific and historical museums.
The museums exhibit 60 manuscripts distributed over 15 sections, each of which chronicles a century of events. About 308 copies of Quran and archaeological manuscripts are on display as well.
Amongst other interesting atifacts are the 18 kiswas, the oldest dating back to 960 Hijri.
Speaking at the event, the Sharjah Ruler affirmed that the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah is not limited to being a museum that houses pictures and manuscripts, but rather a place that is rich in many activities and programmes.