A part of the world’s largest Quran made by a Pakistani artist will be showcased at Dubai Expo 2020 which will start in October this year, Khaleej Times reported Tuesday.

Traditionally, the Quran is inscribed on cloth, paper or leather.

But a Pakistani artist, who is also a former UAE expat, used aluminium and gold-plated words on a high quality canvas — for the first time.


The inscription on aluminium is the first in more than 1,400 years of Islamic history.

The artist, Shahid Rassam, is being facilitated by a Dubai-based Pakistani businessman, Irfan Mustafa.

Rassam has won many international awards. He started the project five years ago and will be show-casing part of his project at the six-month-long Dubai expo.