Indonesia’s record-breaking giant Quran draws Ramadan crowds

Many Muslims mark Ramadan by reading the Quran and reciting its verses

A record-breaking Quran is on display during Ramadan in the Indonesian capital.

Made by students in 2001, hundreds are queueing to see the holy book at the Jakarta Islamic Centre.

The one metre tall and 50 centimetre wide Quran was made by students at the Al-Qur'an University of Science, Central Java.

Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night and abstaining from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset.

It is also a religious period for the faithful to strengthen their belief through prayer and recitation of the Quran.

With more than one billion Muslims observing the holy month around the world, governments have set rules and procedures on mosque attendance and prayer times to limit the spread of Covid-19.

With mosques either closed or operating at limited capacity, many Muslims have been performing Ramadan prayers at home.

Updated: April 29, 2021 08:42 PM


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