Artist writes the Holy Quran in gold on transparent silk sheets

Baku: A painter based out of Azerbaijan has transcribed the Holy Quran onto transparent black silk sheets.

Tunzale Memmedzade, a 33-year-old, spent three years to produce the world’s first version of the Holy Quran on transparent silk material.

The painter and decorative artist meticulously rewritten the sacred book by hand using 50 meters of transparent black silk and 1,500 milliliters of gold and silver inks to transcribe the text.

Studying at art history at the Marmara University in Turkey, Memmedzade said started her project after learning that the Qur’an had been transcribed onto various materials but never inked on silk.

She work on 11.4″ x 13″ sheets of delicate silk, using a total of 164 feet for the finished Quran, according to

“A little more than three pints of silver and gold ink flow across the pages, with the text based on the version released from the Diyanet, the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs”, the portal said in a report.

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The Quran – the Holy book of Muslims was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)) through the Angel Jibra’il (AS) who used to make the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)) memorize the Qur’an every year in the month of Ramadan, the fasting month of Muslims.