Lahore: Bahria Town unveils Quranic Library at Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Lahore. The upper floor of Pakistan’s 3rd and the world’s 7th largest masjid is now home to one of the finest collections of ancient Quranic manuscripts preserved in their original form.
The newly opened Quranic Library features 500 to 1000 years old Quranic manuscripts along with literary and historical works preserved in their original condition. Bahria Town’s founding member Air Commodore Javed Ahsan (late) collected these manuscripts from various sources, including personal friends and donors, from Indonesia, Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.
This timeless collection which has been donated by Air Commodore Javed Ahsan’s son, Col. (r) Ali Ahsan, Head of Administration at Bahria Town, to the Grand Jamia Masjid, told the media, ‘The collection was earlier on display for public at Central Masjid Bahria Orchard. It has now been shifted to Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Lahore, on personal instructions of Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain. Malik Sahib wishes these manuscripts to last as long as Pakistan and Bahria Town and that is till eternity.’
Preserved in its most original form, the collection of these 500 to 1000 years old manuscripts needs special care, requiring treatments after every 2/3 years.
Bahria Town is the largest private real estate development group not only in Pakistan but entire Asia, with projects in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi and Nawabshah.