ISTANBUL – An Azerbaijani painter has transcribed the holy book of Qur’an on transparent silk pages, producing the world’s first version of the holy book on silk material.
The decorative artist, Tünzale Memmedzade, used 50 meters of transparent black silk, and 1,500 milliliters of gold and silver inks in the project, Anadolu Agency reported.
The project took three years to complete, the 33-year-old artist said.
She added that she transcribed the Qur’an based on the official version released from the Diyanet, the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs, on silk sheets each measuring 29 x 33 cm.
Studying art history at the Marmara University in Turkey, Memmedzade said she decided to use silk after investigating and finding that the Qur’an had been transcribed onto various materials but never onto silk before.
The Qur’an is a revelation from God, the creator of the worlds, so He is the original author.
There is only one Qur’an which is in Arabic and many translations of the Qur’an in several languages.
There could be multiple translations by different authors in the same language such as English.
The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the archangel Gabriel who used to make the Prophet memorize the Qur’an and made him revise it every year in the month of Ramadan, the fasting month.