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Man spends 3 years rewriting Quran on 700 metre paper scroll

Man spends 3 years rewriting Quran on 700 metre paper scroll

- 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.

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Man spends 3 years rewriting Quran on 700 metre paper scroll

Saad Mahmed Heshish, a master Egyptian calligrapher. (Supplied)

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.

Man spends 3 years rewriting Quran on 700 metre paper scroll

Mohammed spent three years reproducing the Quran on a huge paper scroll (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters).

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.

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Man spends 3 years rewriting Quran on 700 metre paper scroll

His Qur'an masterpiece is 700 meters long, and it consists of an introduction, the holy names of Allah and the index at the end. (Supplied)

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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