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A verse from the Qur’an written in black ink on banana paper. It reads; “So turn your face towards Al-Masjid Al-Haraam.”

The paper is a beautiful, textured paper, which has been prepared traditionally with “ahar”, a mixture based on egg whites and starch. This gives the paper a sheen and makes it waterproof so that the ink will not be absorbed. The paper is prepared by professionals in Istanbul, Turkey.

It is a verse usually cited above mosque entrances around the world. God commands worshipers to face the holy mosque in Makkah when performing prayers.

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