More than 70 manuscripts of the Qur'an, each of which is a work of art, with their bindings, fonts and ornaments, are meeting with visitors at AKM with the “Holy Risâlet” Manuscripts Exhibition. Opened with the participation of Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan, the exhibition consisting of Mushaf-i Sharifs, almost all of which were exhibited for the first time and dazzling with their handicrafts, can be visited at AKM Gallery, AKM's exhibition venue, during the month of Ramadan.
Atatürk Cultural Center brings together more than 70 Mushaf-ı Şerif in manuscript libraries affiliated to the Turkish Manuscripts Institution for the first time with art lovers with the “Holy Risâlet” Manuscripts Exhibition. The exhibition, which presents the manuscripts of the Holy Quran with information such as the pigments used in their decorations, binding techniques and invisible features of old repairs, as well as their historical and artistic features, aims at the development of the art of calligraphy and illumination, which started with the efforts to write the Quran beautifully. will offer the opportunity to testify.
In his speech at the opening of the "Holy Prophethood" Manuscript Mushaf Exhibition, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah pointed out that the Qur'an has been a source of inspiration for the understanding of art and aesthetics of the Turkish-Islamic civilization as well as guiding humanity from the moment it was heralded to the present day. Demircan said: “Manuscripts of the Qur'an, which are integrated with the arts of calligraphy, illumination, binding and marbling, are the most precious masterpieces of art in our country, which hosts the richest manuscript collections in the world. It is a great happiness for all of us to be able to watch these blessed values by the help of our Presidency of the Turkish Manuscripts Institution during the blessed month of Ramadan, when the Qur'an was sent down to our Prophet and he was given the duty of holy prophethood.”
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, President of the Turkish Manuscripts Institution Prof. Dr. Muhittin Macit, on the other hand, emphasized that the “Holy Risâlet” Manuscripts Mushaf Exhibition is a very important treasure that mirrors the depths of our culture. “The written heritage that comes to life in the mushafs has a great contribution to our culture. We are proud to pass on this unique value to future generations by exhibiting a wide selection ranging from early Abbasid Mushafs to Ottoman Mushafs at AKM.” said.
"Holy Prophethood" Manuscript Mushaf Exhibition, Hz. During the month of Ramadan, in which the first verses of the Qur'an were sent down to Muhammad and the mission of the holy prophethood was given, it can be visited between 8 – 29 April 2022 at the AKM Gallery.
Important Examples of Islamic Art
Being among the masterpieces of the competent calligraphers and muralists of their time, Mushaf-i Sharifs, which were presented to the visitors for the first time at the “Holy Risâlet” Manuscript Mushaf Exhibition, also constitute important examples of Islamic art. The “Holy Risâlet” exhibition, in which the Mushaf-ı Şerifs prepared by Ottoman period artists are at the forefront; AKM also brings together the mushafs of the Abbasids, who are among the important Islamic states, written in kufic calligraphy, manuscripts from the Seljuk, Ilkhanid, and Ghaznavids, and the never-before-exhibited Mushaf-i Sharifs belonging to the Safavid, Mamluk, Indian and Maghrib geographies.
Revealing the mastery of the artists, these works, which are the product of a skillful handicraft, mirror the calligraphy and illumination art of their period. The Mushaf-i Sharifs, which met with the visitors for the first time at the "Holy Risale" Manuscript Mushaf Exhibition and formed the best examples of calligraphy that started with the efforts to write the Qur'an beautifully, are among the first witnesses of the art of the period and to trace the development of Islamic art to the visitors of AKM. will offer the opportunity to participate.
Twelve Centuries Old Mushaf-i Sharif at AKM
The “Holy Risâlet” Manuscript Mushaf Exhibition illuminates the history of Islam, from the period when paper was not used as a writing material yet, to the Ottoman Empire, with ancient Qurans.
The twelve-century-old Mushaf-ı Şerif, which is in the collection of the Nuruosmaniye Library and written in kufic calligraphy on parchment using gold, is the most ancient work that the exhibition brings to the visitors.
He will conquer Istanbul. The Qur'an, the manuscript donated by Mehmet the Conqueror, which was heralded by the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, and the Mushaf-ı Şerif, which was written in gold ink on paper for the 9th Khan of the Golden Horde, Uzbek Khan, at the "Holy Risâlet" Manuscript Exhibition. It is among the prominent works in .
The “Holy Risâlet” Manuscript Mushaf Exhibition can be visited at AKM Gallery until April 29, between 10.00:18.00 and XNUMX:XNUMX, except Mondays.