Video: Sharjah's Quran Academy showcases Islam’s beauty, says Sheikha Jawaher
The academy is the biggest complex in the world dedicated to Islam and its teachings.
Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has hailed the importance of the Holy Quran in the development of human civilisation for thousands of years.
She said its teachings have paved the way in the “advancement of science; positively shaping the value systems and behaviour; and influencing various schools of thought and philosophy”.
This came as Sheikha Jawaher visited the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah.
The academy was inaugurated in December last year by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Sheikha Jawaher encouraged people across the Islamic world to be “proud of their tolerant and moderate religion, and centre their journey of life ... around the guidance offered by the Quranic verses and its sciences”.
The academy is the biggest complex dedicated to Islam and its teachings in the world. It is home to seven scientific and historical museums which offer detailed insights into the history of writing and the codification of the verses of the Holy Quran.
It houses a collection of Quranic manuscripts that chronicle Islam’s evolution in various countries across the ages.
Additionally, the academy offers programmes and activities for researchers and modern learners of the Quran. It includes a global electronic Maqari’a programme, which allows people to enrol from anywhere in the world to learn the Holy Quran’s isnads (references). More than 320 students from 101 countries are already enrolled.
Sheikha Jawaher said: “The Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah is a beacon shining a light on the beauty and broadmindedness of Islam.”
She said the academy “embodies” the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to embed a love of Arab and Islamic cultures in the hearts of people.
Sheikha Jawaher opined that “no matter how hard nations strive to build their modern identities, these will have to be rooted in a comprehensive understanding of their culture”.
The academy features sections and museums that house a valuable collection of the rarest copies of the Holy Quran and Islamic manuscripts, old treasures and exhibits.
Sheikha Jawaher said: “This academy is the Sharjah Ruler’s gift to the people of Sharjah, the UAE and to Muslim men and women worldwide.
“This academy will always serve as a comprehensive reference point, guiding Muslims to fulfil their positive role in their communities through faith, cooperation, understanding and love.”
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