Forty manuscripts of Sahifa Sajjadiyeh belonging to various Islamic centuries and religions were unveiled in the promotion section of Sahifa Sajjadia of the 30th International Holy Quran Fair.
Tehtan: International Holy Quarn fair; Hujjat al-Islam Morteza Vafi, director of the Sajjadia promotion section of the International Holy Quran Fair, said in an interview that 40 manuscripts of the Sahifa Sajjadia belonging to different Islamic centuries and religions were unveiled in the Sajjadia promotion section of the 30th International Holy Quran Fair.
He added: This exquisite collection, which was collected by a group of researchers from the manuscript collections of various libraries in Iran and the world, and bound in the form of photo manuscript books, also has a good capacity for various activities in the field of Sajjadia etymology and the examination of manuscript differences, for It has provided researchers and those interested in manuscripts in the history of writing the text of Sajjadia, as well as the artistic effects of refinement, calligraphy and writing can also be significant in these works for those interested in art.
He pointed out that the Sahifa Sajjadia, regardless of its hadith and prayer nature, can be the only book left from the first Islamic century and a text with an age of 1,300 years, which can be of interest to researchers, he said: In all centuries, it has been the focus of scholars in the four Sunni sects as well as various Shiite sects such as Ismailia and Zaidiyyah, and some of the copies in this exquisite collection were also written by Sunni scholars or non-Shiite Twelver sects, which can be the focus of attention of those interested.
The director of the promotion department of Sahifa Sajjadia of the 30th International Holy Quran Fair said: The oldest version of Sahifa Sajjadia, which was written in 416 AH, is now kept in the treasure of manuscripts of Astan Quds Razavi.
He added: Also, the oldest Persian translation of a part of the supplications of the Sahifa of Sajjadia is in the commentary of Basair Yamini authored by Moinuddin Muhammad bin Mahmoud Neishabouri, one of the Hanafi commentators of the 6th century Hijri, who translated a part of the fourteenth supplication of the Sahifa. In addition to that, the oldest divan of poems, in which he mentions Safiha Kamleh, is the divan of poems of Masoud Saad Salman, which was written in the late fifth or early sixth century according to some evidence. The totality of these evidences indicates that Sahifa Sajjadia was known as an Islamic book in different centuries.
30th edition of the International Holy Quran Fair will be held from April 1 to 15 with the slogan "I call you" in Imam Khomeini's Mosalla in Tehran. The visiting time of this exhibition will be from 17:00 to 24:00, except for Qadr nights.