AQR unveils 768-year-old copy of Nahj al-Balagha
Wednesday , 02/24/2021 - 13:44
AQR unveils 768-year-old copy of Nahj al-Balagha
Astan Quds Razavi’s Libraries, Museums and Documents Organization has unveiled a 768-year-old manuscript of Nahj al-Balagha on the eve Imam Ali’s (AS) birth anniversary.

The unique features of this precious copy were elaborated in the Organization’s joint meeting with Astan Quds Razavi’s Institute of Artistic Creations and Qom University of Holy Quran Sciences and Teachings.
Addressing the unveiling ceremony, Seyyed Reza Sedaqat Hosseini, a manuscript expert, said: “Written by Mohammad ibn Hossein Borhan Nezami on Tuesday, 16th of June 1276, this is the second oldest copy and one of the most complete and valuable versions of Nahj al-Balagha in AQR treasury of manuscripts”.
He also referred to the knowledge and wisdom of the author as another advantage of this work. “The highest level of rigor has been taken in using different terms with both Persian and Arabic explanations”.
Elsewhere in this program, Hoj. Qeis Attar, a researcher of Islamic texts, drew a comparison between this copy and other versions of Nahj al-Balagha, terming this copy as one of the most valuable versions of Nahj al-Balagha, since “it is solid and includes all the rhetorical features”.
Dividing Nahj al-Balagha manuscripts into three origins of Baghdad, Iran, and Yemen, he stated that the current copy seems to be Iranian the authorization of which has been finished as a blessing on the day of Mubahala in 674 AH.
There are only 20 copies of Nahj al-Balagha in terms of rhetoric features, Qeis Atar informed. “Except four pages, the handwriting of the work is in late style and it is complete and without deficiency, therefore”.
The ceremony also received research deputy of the University of Quran Sciences and Teachings who talked on misunderstandings about Nahj al-Balagha.