The world has many giant Qurans, but its only giant wooden Quran can be found in Palembang, the capital of Indonesia’s South Sumatra province, Anadolu Agency reports.
Known as the largest wood-carved Quran in the world, it was made from wood of the tembesu tree (Fagraea fragrans) and measures 1.77 by 1.40 meters (5.8 by 4.6 feet).
Its creator, Shofwatillah Mohzaib, 43, said that he finished the production in the form of 30 Quranic juz – traditional divisions of the holy book – over the course of nine years. He said it took so long due to shortages of both wood and money.
“Fortunately, the production got private donations from several large donors, including former House of Representative Speaker Marzuki Alie and the late chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly, Taufik Kiemas,” Shofwatillah told Anadolu Agency.