First Quranic Museum collection opens in Chicago

One of the Quranic manuscripts displayed at the NIIMS event in Rolling Meandow event according to a press release from Asian Media USA July 13, 2022. Photo: Asian Media USA

The Nagamia International Institute of Islamic Medicine and Science (NIIMS) based in Illinois, announced the opening of the “Rare Quranic collection of Antique Qurans and Quranic Manuscripts” at NIIMS Museum/Library, in Rolling Meadows, Chicago IL

Reception for the opening of the Quranic Manuscripts exhibition at NIIMS. Photo: Asian Media USA press release June 13, 2022.

An welcome event was held at the opening. Some pieces are as old as 600 years! Some of them are the oldest historic Qurans in the United States, the June 13, 2022, press release from Asian Media USA said. This collection includes almost a 100 Qurans and Quranic manuscripts, all written by hand and some of them on bamboo, palm trees and leather, and that NIIMS becomes the first Library in the nation to acquire this treasure, the press release said.

Organizers of the NIIMS event announcing the opening of the Quranic Manuscripts at museum. Photo: Asian Media USA

“We are honored to have these on display at the NIIMS Museum,” NIIMS is quoted saying in the press release, noting that the Quranic collection and “priceless” Quranic manuscripts are now on display at the NIIMS Museum, and urging the public to donate to the initiative by visiting

Sign on the building of NIIMS announcing the opening of the Quraan Museum. Photo: Asian Media USA




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