The Koran at Kazan’s Qolsharif Mosque has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate as the world’s largest, Tatarstan’s state councilor Mintimer Shaimiyev said on Friday.
This edition is 150x200 centimeters, has 632 pages and weighs 800 kilograms. It is printed on Scotland paper. The cover is made of malachite and semi-precious stones and is encrusted with phyanite, jade, gold and silver leaf.
“We have received a Guinness World Records certificate saying that our Koran is the largest printed version in the world,” Shaimiyev said.
The holy book was placed at Qolsharif Mosque last November.
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