World Researchers to Gain Access to Resources of Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine Library

World Researchers to Gain Access to Resources of Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine Library

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chief Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi Hoj. Ahmad Marvi said that world researchers and scientists will be given access to the rich resources at Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine’s library.

During the opening ceremony of Imam Reza holy shrine's vast library of written works, Hoj. Marvi noted the new treasure of written works of Astan Quds Razavi with an area of 9,000 square meters has added a very unique section to the Central Library.

“All of the holy shrine’s previous endeavors in the areas of books, library, and preservation of Shiite heritage during past years will come to fruition by opening this new hall,” Hoj. Marvi said.

“The first endowment of the holy complex was related to books 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 that the formation of unique library in Imam Reza shrine carries this message that the Islamic civilization is based on books, culture, science and knowledge.

He further noted that all modern tools, facilities and technologies should be used to help world scholars benefit from this great heritage and valuable library.

“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),” Hoj. Marvi said.

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.

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