The group that consists of seven German tourists will be the guests of al-Mustafa International University during their stay in Mashhad.
Joni Krapani, a member of the group said after visiting treasuries of Qur’an and Exquisite Manuscripts, “In this historical museum, there are Qur’ans with handwriting of great Muslim figures such as Imam Ali (A.S.), Imam Hassan (A.S.), and Imam Hussein (A.S.); it was very interesting and delighting to me to see these manuscripts.”
“I think I should congratulate Muslims for preserving such historical and valuable works”, he said.
Referring to a Qur’an scribed in tiny size over wood, he said, “I wonder how elegantly this tiny Qur’an has been written in old times despite the lack of facilities.”
“The colorful designs on the sheets of Muslims’ holy book are really fantastic and indicate the pinnacle of art in scribing Qur’an as a holy book”, Katrina Gibre, another tourist said.
Referring to numerous Qur’ans in the museum, Fogol, another member of the group said, “I wish Astan Quds Razavi could prepare postal cards from such works as well as different places of the Holy Shrine so that tourists could take them to their friends as a gift.”
As a teacher in Germany, Fogol said, “I was teaching in a school of Iranian students for a while where I became almost familiar with Iranian religious culture.”
The German tourist described Iranians as hospitable and kind and added, “This attribute of Iranians has root in their rich culture.”
“This visitation made me interested in Kufic script; I would like to meet a Kufic scriber during my stay in Iran and ask him some questions about this beautiful calligraphy”, Fogol added.