President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended Istanbul Mushaf’s presentation and promotion program held in the conference hall of Büyük Çamlıca Mosque.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his speech at the Istanbul Mushaf presentation and promotion program, said: “It will not be enough to learn a lesson from the pain, disasters and atrocities of the past, because the world is a once again entered a period of where racism, Islamophobia and otherness are on the rise. It is a sad and disturbing picture that racist parties have reached the level of being a partner in power or even coming to power alone in elections in European countries. As Muslims, our greatest strength, our greatest opportunity against these bad developments is undoubtedly our faith, our faith, our unity and our solidarity.
“WE WILL NOT CONGRATULATE THE ATTACK ON OUR DIGNITY”
President Erdoğan said: “History has witnessed the rise and fall of different civilizations. It would not be wrong to say that the last centuries of the world have been marked by Western civilization centered on Europe and America. Of course, this process has dimensions ranging from slavery to massacres, from exploitation to abuse. But western civilization invaded the world with its art, culture, cinema, series, music, painting, sports, that is to say with the production of content called elements of soft power in modern terms . Of course, a good distinction must be made between the technology itself and its content. Everyone has the right to use the Internet, social media and similar applications. It provides comfort to everyone.
If you do not produce the content of this technological opportunity and manage its language and messages, what you consider a right and convenience quickly turns into a weapon that willfully enslaves you. It is possible to give similar examples for all media and all communication tools. The fact that these channels are turning into tools for a new wave of fascism is rapidly pushing the world and humanity into the fold of a much greater threat than in the past. The world has once again entered a period where racism, Islamophobia and marginalization are on the rise.
It is a sad and disturbing picture that racist parties have reached the level of being a partner in power or even coming to power alone in elections in European countries. As Muslims, our greatest strength, our greatest opportunity, against these bad developments is undoubtedly our faith. It is our unity and our complicity with him. Moreover, I believe that we can overcome the prejudices, accusations, impositions and even attacks to which we are exposed by activating our ability to revive the rich accumulation of our civilization. Of course, we are not going to thank those who slapped us, tripped us, injured our lives, damaged our dignity,” he said.
“A NEW SIGNAL AND SYMBOL OF OUR CIVILIZATION”
“We will continue our struggle by strengthening our state, developing our economy and fortifying our political and social unity,” President Erdogan said, adding, “In doing so, we will not neglect the areas of soft power, art , culture, literature. , academics, media and sports, where we have to go the real distance. We will pay attention to these areas at least as much as to other issues. With this understanding, we began to devote more time and energy to this area as we fill in the gaps in the country’s basic infrastructure and meet the nation’s demands for democracy and freedom.We have relaunched our architecture with a new interpretation. “one may be offended. Let them be bothered. But we can’t stop following this trail just because they are uncomfortable. In fact, we have now opened up to the world with our c original cultural and artistic content in a wide range from television series to music, films to computer games. Alhamdulillah, our scientists, artists, writers, representatives of civil society are appreciated for their work and their achievements at the international level. I see the Istanbul Mushaf as a new sign, a new symbol of the development of our civilization in this region,” he said.
The book, which was prepared after years of work by a team of 66 people, made up of calligraphy students trained by calligrapher Hüseyin Kutlu and experts in different fields such as illumination and bookbinding , consists of 10 volumes.
From its ink to its paper, from its calligraphy to its illumination, from its binding to its printing, the Koran, each stage of which is prepared in the Art Garden of Islamic Civilization in Kanlıca, revives the mushaf tradition dating back to 1400 years. The Akkoyunlu and Karakoyunlu periods, known as the Mushaf, Andalusia, Mamluk, İlhanlı-Celayir, Turkmen periods, the schools and styles that extend from the first and last period of the Ottoman Empire, after the periods Timur, Mughal and Safavid, are depicted in substance.
1001 DIFFERENT DESIGNS
All mushaf arts inherited from Islamic civilization are included in different parts of mushaf like surah title, rose juz, binding pattern, hatime pages, zahriyes and ser-plathalar. The Istanbul Mushaf, which is a unique work with its technical and artistic characteristics, has 1001 different patterns of stops, 14 different prostration roses and asr roses, 30 different juz roses, 120 faction roses and surah titles in separate templates for 114 suras. After the original of the work is presented to President Erdogan, 1000 sets of facsimiles made with the special method and technique developed on the handmade papers used in the original will be presented as gifts to the heads of State, to the clergy, to the great libraries and to the important mosques of the Islamic world.