Belgrade Book Fair displays exquisite Qurans by Iranian artists

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – Islamic Culture and Communication Organization’s Al-Hoda Publishers has displayed exquisite Qurans in Belgrade’s 61st International Book Fair.

Republic of Serbia invited Iran to hold a pavilion in the fair where Iranian books as well as Qurans decorated exquisitely with Islamic and Iranian arts of calligraphy and inlay works. The topics in Iranian pavilion include classical Persian literature, Iranology, Persian language learning material, history, religion and no less important diversely and exquisitely worked Qurans.

Notable among the Qurans on display is that entitled Reyhan by Bahram Saleki, Quran inscribed on aromatic paper and bound in exquisite leather case, Zarrin and Simin Publishers’ famous Zarrin Version of Quran, calligraphy work by Osman Taha, English Quran translated by Tahereh Safarzadeh and Seyed Ali Gharaei, a verse translation of Quran in English by Fazlollah Nikayein.

Saleki’s Quran (by Bahram Saleki) enjoys painting, graphic, calligraphy, and miniature works. Saleki began work on a Quran entitled ‘Aqiq’ (Persian for ‘agate’) in 1982 and it was finished after 12 years of calligraphy work in Kufan script. Experts believe this is the most valuable in art of book decoration in the history of Iranian art.

61st International Belgrade Book Fair is held in Serbia Republic, October 23 – 30.

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