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Gujarat woman Naseem Akhtar hand-stitches entire Qur’an on cloth

Gujarat woman Naseem Akhtar hand-stitches entire Qur’an on cloth

Naseem Akhtar from Gujarat is the first woman to stitch the Noble Qur’an with her hands. The entire holy book is divided into ten volumes with three parts into each of its volumes. The complete work of embroidery took 32 years for Akhtar to stitch the whole of the Qur’an.

Akhtar who lives in Gujarat’s Mahallakadhi used two different colours for accomplishing her dream work that she initiated in 1987. “I am happy to do what I had started years ago,” she says as per the report. Akhtar spent these long years in Wudu and rigorously stitched Qur’an, verse by verse. “I want to put this copy of Qur’an in the library of holy Madina,” she says. Adding that she wants her work to be displayed to the world.

According to her, she would buy the cloth from Faisalabad and her way of stitching is unique. She wants her work to be listed in Guinness Book of World Record. The total weight of all the volumes of this hand-embroidered Qur’an is 55 kgs. Each volume of whose is 22 inches long and 15 inches wide. The total number of pages in the Qur’an is 724. To stitch all her work, Naseem used 84 boxes of black and pink threads.