China publishes reproduction of its oldest hand-written Quran

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China publishes reproduction of its oldest hand-written Quran

Post by Mustafa on Sun May 07, 2017 9:15 pm

China has published a reproduced edition of its oldest hand-written copy of the Holy Quran.
The book, produced from copies of the original, comes in at 870 pages, weighs 12,515 kilograms and was published by the Ethnic Publishing House.
The original manuscript was transcribed during a period after the 11th century, according to a Peking University research paper.
Legend has it that ancestors of the Salar people, one of China's ethnic minority groups, left central Asia hundreds of years ago, carrying the hand-written Quran, and finally settled by the Yellow River.
The original is housed at a museum in XunhuaSalar Autonomous County in northwest Qinghai Province, home to more than 100,000 Salar people.


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