Holy heritage on display at Sultanahmet
An exhibition at Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Madrasah is displaying 99 Mushaf-ı Şerif (handwritten copies of the Quran) from between the ninth and 18th centuries.
The exhibition, titled “Mukaddes Miras” (Holy Heritage), is being organized under the artistic consultancy of Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts Associate Professor Ali Rıza Özcan.
The exhibition includes 99 copies of the Quran written by famous calligraphers such as Hafız Osman, Mehmet Emin Üsküdari, Mahmud Sivasi, Hafız Yusuf and Derviş Mehmed from across the Muslim world. Also in the exhibition are the hüsn-ü hat calligraphy works by significant names like Şeyh Hamdullah, Sami Efendi, Mahmud Celaleddin, Yesarizade Mustafa İzzet, Ömer Vasfi Efendi, Hulusi Yazgan, Kamil Akdik and Mehmet Şefik.