Pilgrim claims to have world’s smallest Qur’an

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani pilgrim claims that he owns the world’s smallest Qur’an, which is less than 2.5 centimeters. Kafeel Ahmed said Pakistan’s National Museum has categorized the book as the smallest copy on the planet. The Qur’an has some damaged pages, Arab News reported.

Ahmed said a pilgrim had given his grandfather the Qur’an in Madinah during the Haj in 1935.

“My father used to keep the tiny copy and took it with him when he went on Haj in 1985,” Ahmed said.

He said several museums and collectors of rare books were willing to buy the book at any price, but he refuses to part with it. It is a family heirloom, Ahmed said.

He is currently striving to register it as the smallest Qur’an in the Guinness Book of World Records, he said.