GHARBIA: Self-taught Egyptian calligrapher, Saad Mohammed, created a world longest copy of Holy Quran.
Saad, lives in the town of Belqina, north of Cairo is a school drop-out has spent three years painstakingly reproducing ‘world’s biggest’ Holy Quran on a paper scroll of 700-meters long.
Until now, Saad has self-funded every centimetre of his passion project. He wants to submit hand-written calligraphed copy of his Holy Quran to make into the Guinness World Records and hopes that government or any other interested party to forward to help with the costs of entering to Guinness.
“This Quran is 700 metres long, and of course that’s a large amount of paper,” he told Reuters TV.
“I self-funded this project for the past three years – and I’m an average person.
I don’t have assets or anything.”