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Russian translation of Persian mystic Najm ad-Din Razi’s “Mirsad al-Ibad” comes out in Baku
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The cover of the Russian version of “Mirsad al-Ibad”
The cover of the Russian version of “Mirsad al-Ibad”
TEHRAN – A Russian version of “Mirsad al-Ibad” written by the 13th century Persian mystic Najm ad-Din Razi has been published in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The book was translated into Russian by Mehdi Kazimov, the dean of the Iranian Philology Department at Baku State University, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Friday.
The 470-page book, a summation of the Sufi tradition as it had developed by the thirteenth century, was published by Nafta-Press with the support of the Iran’s cultural attaché’s office in Baku.
“Mirsad al-Ibad” was translated into English under the title of “The Path of God’s Bondsmen: From Origin to Return” by Hamid Algar in 2003.
The book deals with the origins of the various realms and orders of creation, prophethood and the different dimensions of religion, ritual practices, mores, and institutions of Sufism, the destinations that await different classes of men in the hereafter, and the fashion in which different professions and trades may come to yield spiritual benefit and heavenly reward.

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