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Oldest manuscript of Nahj alBalagha unveiled at Imam Reza Museum

Mashad, The oldest manuscript of Nahj al Balagha contained in the treasure of manuscripts of the Organization of Libraries, Museums and Astan Quds Razavi Documentation Center was unveiled on Tuesday during the ceremony in the Museum of the Qur'an and the treasures of Imam Reza's holy shrine at the presence of officials.

A specialist in charge of manuscripts Organization of Libraries, Museums and Astan Quds Razavi Documentation Center, noted, "This manuscript belongs to the 6th century AH and it is written by "Mohammad bin Mohammad bin Ahmad alNaqib" in 544 AH.

Mohammad Reza Fazel Hashemi added, "This manuscript has 174 pages and is written in the 17line page, and the late Fazel Khan endowed it to the library of Astan Quds Razavi in 1065 AH. In this edition, in addition to the full text of Nahj al Balagha, in the end, there are explanations about the stamps of Imam Ali (AS) and the appreciation of Nahj al Balagha.

He went on to say that the treasure of the manuscripts of Astan Quds Razavi contains over 750 exquisite manuscript and lithographs of Nahj alBalagha with descriptions and margins, and translations.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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