The Iran National Library and Archives (INLA) will display a collection of rare editions and manuscripts of the Holy Quran and Nahj-ul-Balagha of Imam Ali (AS) in an exhibition opening today.
The collection contains 20 copies of the Holy Quran and three rare versions of Nahj-ul-Balagha dating back to the 12th and 15th centuries, INLA official Fat’hollah Keshavarz told the Persian service of Fars News Agency on Monday.
“Over 50 copies of the Holy Quran have been either purchased or donated to the library since the last year, out of which 20 will be displayed,” he added.
“Some of the copies of the Holy Quran on show are coming from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan with different inscriptions,” he added.
Nahj-ul-Balagha was first compiled by Sharif Radi known in Persian as Seyyed Razi, who divided the work into three sections containing the sermons, letters, and short sayings of Imam Ali (AS)