Tag Archives: Koran

Koran Cover

The Holy Koran is treated with the utmost respect. When it is placed on a table or flat surface, nothing at all is ever supposed to be placed on top of it because that is considered disrespectful. So quite often, … Continue reading

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The Verse Boat Sculpture

This bronze sculpture weighs twenty tons and is called “The Verse Boat.” With the aid of a computer program, it was created by the Spanish artist and architect Julio LaFuente, who was responsible for many of the beautiful sculptures that … Continue reading

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November Theme Day: Books

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“Kiswa” Kaaba Cloth

This is a piece of the “Kiswa,” a specially adorned black silk cloth which covers the entire Kaaba housing in Mecca. Talented artisans embroider the cloth with real gold plated silver threads into amazing intricate Arabic writing designs of verses … Continue reading

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