Egyptian man who dropped out of school creates 700 metre Quran by hand

Saad Mohammed
Saad Mohammed [Source: Reuters]

An Egyptian man who dropped out of school is hoping to make history after spending three years creating what he believes is the world’s largest Quran.

Saad Mohammed’s beautifully decorated, hand-crafted scroll is 700 metres long (2,296ft) – which means, when it is fully unrolled, it is nearly twice as tall as the iconic Empire State Building (381 metres) in New York.

Until recently, Mr Mohammed who lives in the town of Belqina located north of Cairo, has funded his project himself, and has huge ambitions for it.

He believes the piece of holy art is long enough to make it into the Guinness World Records, which has yet to set a record for the largest handwritten Quran.

However, in order to achieve his dream and make it into the famous record book, he requires assistance with the financial cost of entering.

Mr Mohammed told Reuters TV: “This Koran is 700 metres long, and of course that’s a large amount of paper.

“I self-funded this project for the past three years – and I’m an average person. I don’t have assets or anything.”

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