An exhibition of manuscripts about Imam Ali, peace be upon him, the first Shia Imam, has been launched in Tehran.
The Malek National Museum and Library is hosting the expo, titled Amir Raah (commander of the path).
It features various handwritten copies dating from the 7th to 14th Hijri centuries (14th to 20th centuries AD).
Nahj-ul-Balaqa, interpretations of Nahj-ul-Balaqa, books on Imam Ali’s (AS) life and Seerah, supplications, and books in praise of the Commander of the Faithful are among the manuscripts on display at the expo.
It will welcome visitors until Friday, according to organizers.
Opened in 1937, the Malek National Museum and Library is the first private museum of Iran and one of the six large libraries holding exquisite manuscripts.
Its collection is a rich trove of the best manuscripts and Iranian historical artworks. The Institution is located in the historical precinct of “Bagh-e Melli” that is considered the cultural-historical center of Tehran.