PM Narender Modi Gifts Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamene Reproduction Of Rare Holy Quran Manuscript
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gifted Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare seventh-century manuscript of the Holy Quran attributed to Hazrat Ali, the fourth caliph.
Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Islamic Republic after 15 years on relating two sides visit after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“Written in Kufic script, this manuscript is a prized possession of the ministry of culture’s Rampur Raza Library,” a statement on Modi’s personal website said.
PM Narender Modi also gifted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a specially commissioned reproduction of Mirza Ghalib’s collection of poetry in Persian, “Kulliyat-e-Farsi-e-Ghalib”, as also Sumair Chand’s Persian translation of Ramayana.
“First published in 1863, ‘Kulliyat-e-Farsi-e-Ghalib’ is a collection of over 11,000 verses by Ghalib,” the website posting reads.
“The reproduction is from a rare copy of the book’s 1867 edition to which some missing pages have been added from a copy of the 1872 edition from Maulana Azad’s personal collection preserved in the library of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in New Delhi.”
Here is the Tweet of PMO Office Regarding PM Modi’s Gift
It also stated that translated into Persian in 1715 and copied in 1826, Sumair Chand’s Ramayana was a rare manuscript at the ministry of culture’s Rampur Raza Library, and contained over 260 illustrations – possibly the largest number in any hand-written Ramayana manuscript.
The agreements, aimed at further deepening India-Iran ties in diverse fields, covered areas of economy, trade, transportation, port development, culture, science and academic cooperation.
Leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Khamenei told that let muslims take over fight on terrorism. Ayatollah Khamenei warned that terrorist groups are recruiting forces in Muslim countries by taking advantage of some problems and weaknesses in Muslim communities.
The Leader said “genuine and serious fight on terrorism” provides the grounds for cooperation between Iran and India.
For his part, Modi echoed Ayatollah Khamenei’s call for a serious fight on terrorism and expressed regret over the division of terrorism into “good” and “bad” categories by some governments in a bid to overshadow the fight on this phenomenon.
He also said that the countries that are serious in fighting terrorism must close ranks.