AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A group of Persian language and literature professors from Indian top universities of Lucknow, Bhagalpour, and Khajeh Mu’in al-Din Chishti have paid a visit to central library and museum of the holy shrine.
Visiting the central library that has references in 98 languages, Halim Akhtar Abu Muhammad, head of Persian department in Bhagalpour university, said that such a huge and rich research center was necessary for any nation.
He also pointed to the unique architectural features of the library’s building and called it the pride of Iran and the Islamic world.
“This is a suitable place for research and the religious references have paved the way for theological studies of any sort”, stated Abu Muhammad.
He further stressed the popularity of the central library among Indians, saying that many wished to visit the place.
Elsewhere, head of Persian department in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Malek Salim Javeed, talked about Indian youths’ interest in learning the Persian language, calling the holy shrine central library the right place for Persian literary research.
Praising the exquisite architecture of the building, Javeed noted: “Such a monument with so many delicate architectural traits does not exist in India”.
“Iranian civilization and culture are ensconced in this architecture and the use of Persian poetry in praise of Imam Reza indicates Persian poets’ love for the imam”, maintained Javeed.
He concluded that the place is ideal for research regardless of nationality and expressed interest in conducting research on manuscripts centering on Persian literature.