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Beit Al Qur'an

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Address: Road No.1901 | Building No.17, Manama, Bahrain
Phone Number:
973 290101
15:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 13:00
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Bahrain Old Fort

1. Be careful with taxis, they will rip you off. Lucky in the end to find someone honest to take me there and back. I know the economy is down, but asking for triple the normal... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

1. Be careful with taxis, they will rip you off. Lucky in the end to find someone honest to take me there and back. I know the economy is down, but asking for triple the normal price is crazy. 2. The fort is well maintained and it is quite large too. You can have dialogue during your visit, but for... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautifully laid out collection of priceless korans and calligraphy from around the world. Some very rare old ones and other newer ones - exhibited in a beautiful sequence to show how the calligraphic art of Koran scripture and Arabic Calligraphy evolved over the years.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

good religious museum with Qurans in all different shapes and sizes the smallest one is smaller than 5 x 4 cms the largest is close to a metre across there are also round and octagonal shaped ones different Quran translations to French, English, Chinese (Mandarin I guess) and even Hebrew! worth a visit free entry, however, staff encourages you to... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Very small place with entry based on donation. Interesting artefacts however nothing is put into context or explained for people who are not familiar with Islam , which is a pity as I wanted to learn more. The caretaker seemed supremely bored and was not welcoming. Definitely not a must-see.

Thank fmackUk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've read that Beit AlQuran is the largest Quranic museum in the world. Even if its not, It's a must for everyone. Muslims will get to see history about Islam and how Qurans were written and see the original seal of the Prophet (PBUH) on the letter he sent to the ruler of Bahrain inviting him to Islam. You can't... More 

Thank Alhelaibi
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a religious complex, featuring rooms, mosque, library, and a small museum with rare and very interesting Quran manuscripts. Entrance by donation.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Quranic scribes right from the 7th AD till the 19th Century are preserved well and beutifully displayed

Thank Shyam S
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It was not a planned visit but it was our best part of our trip to bahrain. They have an amazing collection of the holy quran and some qurans are really rare and hundreds of years old. The calligraphy and the decorations of those holy qurans is amazimg and cannot be described in words, you have to see to beleive.... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this place couple of times and still want to go again simply a wonderful place!The time I was studying in I'm aliman school learned how to recite alqur'an alkareem,memorised many suraz as a student,and used to read almost every morning in the assembly for students to hear as a morning prayers! Islam is a life style,not religious, but very... More 

Thank Noora A
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The Bayt al Quran is a small museum housed in a mosque not far from the Grand Mosque. It has some exquisite copies of the Holy Book from Persia, Arabia, Turkey and Africa. They are arranged in a quasi-chronological order. There is a lot of fine artistry in most of these copies. One highlight is what is probably the smallest... More 

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