Metadee introduces a distinctive handwritten Quran NFT

A historically significant, handwritten Quran text was recently made available on the newly established London digital NFT marketplace Metadee.


The Quran manuscript handwritten by Zayd ibn Thabit was recently released as an NFT collectable by Metadee. Photo: Supplied
The Quran manuscript handwritten by Zayd ibn Thabit was recently released as an NFT collectable by Metadee. Photo: Supplied

The handwritten Quran is currently owned by the custodian family and is securely stored in Geneva, Switzerland. It has been authenticated and confirmed by the research lab for archaeology and the history of art at the University of Oxford.


The family has maintained and conserved some of the volumes, never opening them because they were signed by Zayd ibn Thabit, the Prophet Mohammed's own personal scribe, over the ages as they have traveled across contemporary Syria, Madinah, and Makkah.


The handwritten Quran was finished about 1,500 years ago, and Metadee is now making it available to the general world as an NFT. Deepali Shukla, the founder and managing director of Metadee, predicts that the market for rare collectibles would grow to $700 billion by 2032.


Rare collectibles and sacred artifacts fill in the market gap that the NFT market might have been missing, according to Shukla, speaking to The National News.


Shukla says,


“Tokenising rare collectables and sacred scriptures allow these artefacts to be more accessible than ever, and will further contribute to the spread of ancient knowledge among global youth.”

From the handwritten copy, Metadee is tokenizing volumes three, four, and five and selling the NFTs for $1 million apiece.


Shukla, a collector and lover of art, thinks NFTs are the way of the future.


Shukla claims that the NFT of the Quran may be readily kept on the blockchain and transferred between owner/owners, in contrast to the genuine manuscripts of the book, which must be carefully maintained and frequently confirmed.


In addition, Shukla noted that the NFT can be accessed from anytime and anywhere across the globe. Meanwhile, with web3 and metaverse changing the way people think, act, and breathe, everything in the digital space is highly likely to gain value.


"In the near future, people will prefer studying, learning, reading and archiving things online, and hence the manuscript NFT will surely witness a steady increase in value amid the digital space.”

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