World’s smallest Koran on display at Dubai Bride show

April 28th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin  

Dubai, April 28 (IANS) The smallest copy of the Koran, the Islamic holy book, on display at The Bride Show here drew huge crowds at the recently concluded exhibition. Almost one-third the size of its closest competitor, the ‘miniature’ Koran contains 10,000 lines engraved on sapphire measuring 58mm by 98mm which can be worn as pendant or a ring by brides and grooms on the wedding day, WAM news agency reported Monday.

The Koran has been engraved by Mir Emad Mokhtari with help of the latest advances in nanotechnology and has been officially registered as the smallest copy of the Holy Book at Astan-e Qods Razavi’s Quran museum in Iran.

Designed by Vibha Rupani, the text is appropriately adorned with diamonds, rubies and white and yellow gold, and can be purchased for 15,000 dirham (around $4,085).

“Currently, there are only twenty microchips this size in existence, and we do not plan to make more,” said Mir Mokhtari, Managing Director of Mir Enterprises Limited.

“In keeping with the respect for the Koran, this will never be mass produced; only a few will be made for those who want to keep the words close to them, especially for important events,” he said.

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