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10/6/2017
Preservation of 200 Hand-written Manuscripts and Lithographs of Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh at Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi
Head of Department of Hand-written Manuscripts of Organization of Libraries, Museums and Documentation Center of Astan Quds Razavi:  

Preservation of 200 Hand-written Manuscripts and Lithographs of Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh at Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi

More than 200 precious handwritten manuscripts and lithographs from Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh and its descriptions and margins are preserved in the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi, some of which are considered exquisite for their oldness, calligraphy, or Tazhib works of the outstanding artists.
According to Astan News, Head of Department of Hand-written Manuscripts of Organization of Libraries, Museums and Documentation Center of Astan Quds Razavi announced, “The Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh Collection contains invocations of Imam Zain al-Abedin (A.S.), and had been used as a scientific reference in its time in terms of scientific comprehension. Currently, there are more than 160 handwritten manuscripts and valuable lithographs from Sahifeh in Astan Quds Razavi, which amounts to 200 copies by taking other works such as descriptions and margins also into consideration.”
Stating that the two sons of Imam Sajjad (A.S.), Hazrat Baqir (A.S.) and Zeid ibn-i Ali, wrote this epistle, Hujjat al-Islam Muhammad Hassan Noorinia, stated, "What has been narrated from Imam (A.S.), has been recorded in the authentic Sunni books and at present, up to 58 prayers from Sahifeh are available to the public, which are narrated by Najmuddin Alawi Baha Ashraf.”
“The oldest account of Sahifeh, created before the Najmuddin Alawi’s narration, is a Sahifeh narrated from the Sunnis, written in early fifth century in 416 or 417 A.H., and its only version is kept at Astan Quds Razavi”, he added.
Noorinia pointed to one of the best Tazhib-worked books in the Astan Quds Razavi library, and added, "This version, which contains the contents of the Mir Damad on the margin, has a fuzzy golden parchment, and the margin of the first two pages of the golden flower and leaf pattern is arabesque and its cover is black shagreen barrel-shaped consisting of four golden eyebrows.”
Referring to a valuable digital version he said, “A copy of the explanation of Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh by Allameh Majlesi I, in supreme Nastaliq script and corrected and sealed and signed by the Second Majlesi, is kept in the digital library of Astan Quds Razavi.”
“Another exquisite version dated by the 10th century of hijrah is available that some of its margins are contents of the late Mir Damad, and contrasted and corrected with the version of Shahid Thani. It is an endowment of Fadhil Khan in 1065”, He added.
Noting that various scholars have marginalized Sahifeh, Noorinia pointed to two other valuable manuscripts and reiterated, “A very distinguished version of Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh which contains the additions of the great Shi'ite scholar, Sheikh Hur Ameli, has been compiled in 1053 A.H. and supposedly written at the same time, and another version, containing the additions of Mir Damad and Abdol-Aali Garaki, is another example of the exquisite versions available in Astan Quds Razavi.
 
 
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