Saudi sculptor hoping for World Record after spending 8 years carving the Qur'an onto marble
Saudi sculptor hoping for World Record after spending 8 years carving the Qur'an onto marble

Saudi sculptor hoping for World Record after spending 8 years carving the Qur’an onto marble

A Saudi sculptor who spent eight years carving the Holy Qur’an onto marble slabs is hoping to have his work recognised by the Guinness World Records.

Husban bin Ahmad Al-Enizi spent eight years carving the words onto 30 marble slabs.

The Qur’an sculptor first started working with rocks 20 years ago. His first real work carving religious texts came when he sculpted the opening verses of the Qur’an onto granite sourced from Saudi Arabia.

He used special Ottoman calligraphy to create his most recent Qur’an slabs. And he used green marble slabs to really make them stand out.

Husban is now hoping to train and help the next generation of Saudi sculpturs.

Sculpting is a historic practice in Saudi Arabia. There are several archaeological sites showing human art dating back several centuries B.C. including carved ploughs, boats, and houses.

You can now make Eid Al Adha sacrifices via app

The world is a fast-moving place and for proof look no further than Dubai where you can now order your Eid Al Adha sacrifice by app.

The Eid Sacrifice – Udhiyah app has now been launched in Dubai. And it means you can make your order and maintain social distancing.

“This eliminates the need for them to physically visit charity centres, thereby maintaining safety and security through social distancing,” Wesam Lootah, chief executive of Smart Dubai said.

There are plenty of options. You can make donations for a whole sacrificial sheep or just a quarter. A whole sheep costs AED780.

Sacrifices are a large part of the Eid Al Adha festival which starts next week on July 20.

The meat is traditionally shared between family, friends and the underprivileged.

You can find the details as part of the DubaiNow app.