Students recitation ...
A DIVINE LEGACY
A BEST WAY TO SERVE IMAM HASAN ASKARI (S) .
He collected books by buying.
He collected money by doing labour in a rice mill.
He collected funds by saving from his own scholarships.
He accumulated costs of books by performing Salah istirjā of others.
Finally, he had 2 lakh books , 5 lakh Manuscripts in which 65% were of Arabic and 35% involves Persian, Urdu, Turkish,French, Somali, German,English and so on.
He said i have passed 25000 books to different different libraries of the country and abroad by doing low level jobs in factories .
Then, Khomeinī (r) announced a Fatwā for construction of the Asia’s fourth largest religious library.
Then what happen, a rabbi said that he imagined that, Qum being the center of the revolution, Hebrew books would be burned and the ashes scattered to the wind; but he saw that, instead, such works were given the same respect as Muslim books, and that Jewish prophets were well regarded. So charmed were the rabbis that they devoted the entire time of their stay in Qum to visiting the library.
Finally ,he said –
“Bury me at the entrance of the library so that the feet of the researchers of Islamic sciences step beside my grave.”
-There are more than 4,000 volumes of photographs of manuscripts, as well as 12,200 microfilms and lists of books of the 10th and 11th centuries—printed in Arabic, English, Turkish, Latin, and Armenian—as well as more than 30,000 rare lithographs.
-There are over 1,500,000 printed books in Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, and other non-Latin languages. This collection is housed on three floors of the new buildings. There is also an archival library of books of Communist and anti-Islamic groups.
-The periodical section has more than 2,500 journals and newspapers in Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Urdu, as well as a number of old magazines and newspapers, in lithograph, from the time of the Qajar dynasty.
Handwritten documents over the previous five centuries number 500,000 so far. These include edicts—of kings, princes, rulers—regarding marriage, etc.
Non-literary objects in the library include coins, stamps, old photo albums, other old color and black-and-white photos, astrolabes, audio and video tapes, and computer disks.
– There are old and new geographic maps and atlases of the world, and geographic references in different languages.
Who was he?
HE WAS AYĀTOLLAH MARASHI NAJAFĪ .
THIS IS OUR LEGACY!!