World researchers to have access to Imam Reza shrine library sources

Thursday , 05/12/2022 - 23:05
World researchers to have access to Imam Reza shrine library sources
Researchers and scientists from all over the world must have access to the rich sources of Imam Reza holy shrine’s Central Library, says Hoj. Ahmad Marvi, custodian of Imam Reza holy shrine, in the opening ceremony of holy shrine’s huge treasure of written works.

Stating that opening of this nine-thousand-square meter treasure adds a very unique section to the Central Library, Hoj. Marvi said: “All holy shrine’s previous endeavors in the areas of books, library, and preservation of Shia heritage during past years will come to fruition by opening this new hall”. 
Marvi added: “The first endowment of the holy complex was related to book and library. Based on this endowment, one of the salient rulers of Isfahan endowed a manuscript to shrine of Imam Reza (AS) around one thousand and one hundred years ago. The library and book repository of the holy shrine was formed about eight centuries ago”. 
The custodian went on to say: “Formation of such a unique library in Imam Reza shrine carries this message that the Islamic civilization is based on books, culture, science and knowledge”. 
He further noted: “All modern tools, facilities and technologies should be used to help world scholars benefit from this great heritage and valuable library”. 
Concluding his remarks, Hoj. Marvi said: “Providing necessary grounds for enjoyment of world people promotes not only science and knowledge but also school of thought of Ahl al-Bayt (AS) particularly Imam Reza (AS)”. 
Experts estimate that the new hall will have a storage capacity of up to 100 million sources including press archives, documents, manuscripts and lithographs, print, and museum resources for the next 50 years.
The opening ceremony of this hall had a number of national and provincial officials including the head of Ayatollah Khamenei’s office in attendance”.