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Letter of Imam Ali (AS) to Malik al-Ashtar now available in Kazakh
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TEHRAN -- The letter of Imam Ali (AS) written to his famous companion Malik al-Ashtar has been translated into Kazakh.
The Iranian professor Ahmad Khatami wrote an interpretation on the letter and the scholar Ainash Seitova translated it into Kazakh.
The translation of the letter was commissioned jointly by the Iranian cultural attaché’s office in Almaty and Iran’s Center for Organizing Translation and Publication.
Malik al-Ashtar was the head of the Bani Nakhaei clan and a faithful disciple of Imam Ali (AS). He was a brave warrior and had acted as commander-in-chief of the armies of Imam Ali (AS).
The letter has previously been translated into Russian, Italian, Malay and Tagalog, Akbari added.
A number of the letters Imam Ali (AS) wrote to his governors has also been complied in the Nahj-ul-Balagha.
The Nahj-ul-Balagha was first compiled by Sharif Radi, known in Persian as Seyyed Razi, who divided the work into three sections containing the speeches, letters and short sayings of Imam Ali (AS).
So far, the book has been translated into 20 languages. A complete French version of the Nahj-ul-Balagha of Imam Ali (AS) translated by the French Muslim lady Haseena Ahmad Bin Abdulrahman was unveiled at the Nahj-ul-Balagha International Foundation in Qom in 2010.

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