Quran exhibition in the U.S. will help fight islamophobia, says Turkish sponsor

The first major Quran exhibition in the U.S. will play an important role in the fight against increasing islamophobia in the U.S., one of the Turkish sponsors of the exhibit said Thursday.

Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. The current perception of Islam is beyond the reality. We won’t let the extremists to manipulate our religion,” Koc Holding’s vice chairman of the board, Yildirim Ali Koc, said during a media preview of the exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in the U.S. capital.

Koc said he was pleased to see the manuscripts of 47 centuries-old handwritten Qurans from Turkey presented at “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts” which will be opened to the public on Saturday.

The Qurans were brought from the more than 100-year-old Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul. The exhibition will also include 18 Qurans from the permanent collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M.Sackler Gallery – both part of the Smithsonian.

The manuscripts are among the most important ever produced from geography spanning Turkey to Afghanistan and covers almost 1,000 years of the history of Islamic art between the 8th and 17th centuries.

In addition to the exhibition, there will also be several seminars and panels on Islamic Art, curator tours, family-friendly hands-on art activities, storytelling performances and live demonstrations of calligraphy and illumination.

A Quran symposium will also take place Dec. 1 at the Turkish Embassy to the U.S.

Organized by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Smithsonian Museum, the exhibition will be on view through Feb. 20.

Officials from the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Turkish embassy are expected to attend the exhibit’s opening sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the Koc Holding and the Dogan Group.

Source: Anadolu

1 комментарий on "Quran exhibition in the U.S. will help fight islamophobia, says Turkish sponsor"

  1. Why do you hate Islam? What do you know about Islam?
    Have you read the Qur’an?
    Did Muslims kill five million Jews? Have Muslims occupied, colonized and divided your country? Did the Muslims do World War I and World War II?
    Do Muslims control the world?

    Who makes weapons and supports the artificial terrorist organizations in the name of Islam so that they distort the image of Islam!

    Before that read your gospel? Compare the Koran with the Gospel!
    And then decide who is the real terrorist !

    Do you want to occupy and colonize and kill and destroy and do not want anyone to resist you and defend his land, homeland and religion?

    Who is the terrorist?


    LET US MAKE A BIG A debate of the scholars of Islam and history
    Christian scholars and historians
    Before the entire world

    And historical documents

    So the world knows who the terrorists are…..

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