Asia's Oldest Koran

Asia's oldest Qur'an brought from Alor, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia, owned by the Sultanate of Ternate will be shown at the festival Legu Gam at 1 and 16 April and can be seen directly by the public.

The Oldest Qur'an in the Asia

Committee Chairman Legu Gam, Arifin Djafar in Ternate, said on Thursday that an ancient Koran made of bark, containing the verses of the Qur'an complete 30 juz (114 letters) by wrapping a box of wood, paraded from the airport Babullah to Kedaton Sultanate Sultan of Ternate.

"Scripture is borrowed from Alor District Government to be exhibited at the event Legu Gam MKR 2011. An old Qur'an will be read a certain moment in the show," said Arifin, who is also Deputy Mayor of Ternate. Ancient Koran was brought to the Alor Besar in 1519 AD by Iang Gogo who wander along the four brothers with a mission to spread Islam to Alor.

At that time, the Qur'an was brought in the Sultanate Babullah five children sailed from Ternate using a sailboat named Tuma Ninah according to history, which means "Stop/Stop a minute."

The Qur'an is stored in the home cottage circa 1982, at the time, said Arifin big fire that hit the house hut where an old book store is a consuming all bandan and the house including all heritage objects Gogo He brought from Ternate.
"But strangely, the Qur'an is not burned oldest and until now still preserved and intact," said Arifin.

Previously, the Qur'an was brought by rombangan using Express aircraft. The Qur'an was paraded from the airport directly to the Kedaton Babullah Sultanate of Ternate, a distance of about 7 km. The oldest Qur'an is taken by the Sultanate of Ternate, and accompanied by all the sultanate.