- Egyptian artist has spent three years reproducing the Muslim holy book
- He has reproduced the Quran on a 700-metre long paper scroll
- The self-trained artists claims he self-funded the peculiar project
Self-trained Egyptian artist has spent three years rewriting the Muslim holy book on a 700-metre paper scroll.
Saad Mohammed has reportedly been handwriting the Quran on walls and ceilings of his home in Belqina, north of Cairo.
"This Quran is 700 meters long, and of course that's a large amount of paper," he recently told Reuters Television.
Mohammed has displayed the intricately decorated manuscript in a humongous wooden box with rollers at each end. And he claims he has been funding the bizarre project himself for the past three years.
"I self-funded this project for the past three years, yet I'm an average person. I don't have assets or anything," says Mohammed.
His goal was to create the biggest handwritten Quran ever in the world. From the look of things, he seems to have accomplished his mission.
Guinness notes that though there is already a record for the world's biggest printed Quran, there is so far no record holder for the largest handwritten version. This consequently makes Mohammed the rightful holder the title.
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