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Official email from Imam Reza Shrine, pasted:

 

Respected Sir,

         I would like to bring in your notice that the Organization of Libraries, Museums and Center of Deeds of Astan Quds Razavi [the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.), the Eighth Immaculate Imam of the Shia Muslims in the world] situated within the precincts of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.),  in the Holy City of Mashhad comprises a network of libraries, museums and a deed center and is considered as one of the most important and leading treasures of the written culture in Iran and the World of Islam.

The library of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) which was opened to the public use in 1457 A.D. is now considered as one of the largest and the most magnificent library in Iran and the Islamic world. The Central Library is situated within the precincts of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) and every year more than 25 million lovers and followers of Imam Reza (A.S.) and the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) from Iran and throughout the world visit the holy shrine to perform the Ziyarah (pilgrimage) of Imam Reza (A.S.). More than three million inhabitants of the Holy City of Mashhad, the second largest city of the Islamic Republic of Iran are also the regular visitors of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.).   

     On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Alim Aal i-Muhammad[The Most Learned in the Family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)] Hadrat Imam Ali Bin Musa-ar-Reza (A.S.) and Hadrat Fatima Masumah (S.A.), sister of Imam Reza (A.S.), which is celebrated as 'The Ten Days of Generosity', the Organization of Libraries, Museums and Center of Deeds of Astan Quds Razavi [the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.)] with the cooperation of the Permanent Secretariat  of the Culture and Art Festival on Imam Reza (A.S.) will conduct "The Eighth Festival for the Selection of the Best Book of the Year on Imam Reza (A.S.)" which includes compilation, poems, translation and thesis on the subjects of Imam Reza (A.S.) and his family. This event will be the part of the programs of the Thirteenth International Festival on Imam Reza (A.S.).

The festival this year for the Selection of the Best Book of the Year [including the works published in years 2014 and 2015] on Imam Reza (A.S.) has five sections as follows: the Best Book, the Best Digital Book, the Best Thesis, the Best Publisher and the Works Deserved to be Published. The last date of sending the works is July 15, 2015 and the festival will be conducted in the Holy City of Mashhad on August 22, 2015.The works can be sent in Farsi (Persian) and all other foreign languages. Every applicant should send at least a copy each of the work to the secretariat. More than one work from a person will be accepted.

For all the winners in the different sections of the festival besides buying all the copies of the published work, the plaque of the festival, appreciation certificate and exquisite prizes will be awarded. The exquisite prizes include paying all the tour expenses to perform the Umrah and pilgrimage to the holy places in Iraq and Syria.

All the winners will be accepted as the guests of the secretariat of the festival in the Holy City of Mashhad. Specialized sessions and educational workshops will be conducted on the sidelines of the festival with the presence of the guests and distinguished scholars from throughout the world.

Even the books, booklets, poems written on Imam Reza (A.S.) in different languages before 2015 sent to the Permanent Secretariat of the Festival will be displayed in the exclusive book exhibition which will be conducted on the sidelines of the festival. After this book exhibition and festival these books, booklets and poems will be included in the special section meant exclusively for the books, thesis, articles, booklets and poems written on Imam Reza (A.S.) located in the Central Library of the Astan Quds Razavi. Receipt of the books and poems on Imam Reza (A.S.) sent to the festival will be acknowledged by the Permanent Secretariat of the Festival by sending an Appreciation Certificate to the sender of the books, thesis, articles, booklets and poems.

Permanent Secretariat of the Festival will be grateful to you if you forward this mail to all those Islamic organizations, institutes, centers, research institutions, publishers, writers and poets who have written books, Digital Book, thesis, articles and poems on Imam Reza (A.S.)

Kindly find enclosed the brochure and the Registration Form of the festival and we hope to receive the works before the last date of sending the works i.e. July 15, 2015. 

You have my thanks in advance for your time, and I look forward for the receipt of the mail and your valuable comments regarding "The Eighth Festival for the Selection of the Best Book of the Year on Imam Reza (A.S.)".

Thanking you,

Sincerely yours in Islam,

Muhammad Hadi Zahedi

Chairman,

The Organization of Libraries, Museums and Center of Deeds of Astan Quds Razavi and

Permanent Secretariat of the International Festival for the Selection of the Best Book of the Year on Imam Reza (A.S.)

Central Library of the Astan Quds Razavi

Shaykh Tousi Sanctuary (Bast)

The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.)

Holy City of Mashhad

Islamic Republic of Iran

P.O. Box No: 91735-177

Tele-fax: 0098-511-2235441

Telephone: 0098-511-2232004-8

Website: http://www.aqlibrary.org  and www.aqlibrary.ir/ketabsal

Email: info@aqlibrary.org  and ketabsal@aqlibrary.org

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