The expo will be inaugurated by TS Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali at Salarjung Museum on Saturday.
Addressing a Press Conference at Media Plus Auditorium in Hyderabad on Friday afternoon, Quran and Etrat Deputy of Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abdol Hadi Feqhizadeh said the exhibition would be held from June 22 to 24 at Salarjung Museum (Western Block Auditorium) from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Hojat-ol-Islam Mehdi Mahdavipour, the representative of Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in India, and Director of Salarjung Museum Nagendar Reddy were also present on this occasion.
"The exhibition will feature more than 100 masterpieces of Iranian calligraphy of verses of the Quran, including more than 1,400-year-old rare manuscript attributed to Hazrat Ali (AS) and the grandson of Prophet Muhammed Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS)," said Feqhizadeh.
"Promoting and spreading the teachings of the Holy Quran has created great unity among all schools of Islamic thought in Iran and also helped in combating vices and spreading the good and noble traits and manners among the masses of the country", said the official.
Highlighting the contribution of Iran to Quranic activities, Consul General in Hyderabad Muhammed Haqbin Ghomi said "The Islamic Republic of Iran now can be considered as the world center for the translations and commentary of the Holy Quran.
According to the official, from 1979 to 2019, the translation of the Holy Quran in 132 world languages has been accomplished and published in Iran. More than 300 million copies of the Holy Quran were published and distributed in Iran. The Holy Quran is 'the largest selling book in Iran,' along with its translations in different languages along with its exegeses (commentaries).
Iran published more than 10,000 new books in 2018, of which 1,188 books were related to the Quranic sciences. During the last forty years, after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, 588 Tafasir (commentaries) and translations of the Holy Quran in many different world languages were published, while 16,467 scientific and scholarly journals were published. These include 275 specialized journals on the Holy Quran, he said.
"Teaching of different calligraphy styles to inscribe the Holy Quran, the decorative and illumination art of the Holy Quran is taught in the fine art colleges and universities of Iran. These art works are regularly exhibited in Iran and different countries and will also be on display during the exhibition in Hyderabad," he went on to say.
Source: The Hans India