New Persian exegesis of Quran published  

December 16, 2018 - 19:1

TEHRAN – A new Persian exegesis of the Holy Quran has recently been published by Bustane Ketab, a publishing company in Qom.

Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Borujerdi, the Iranian ambassador to Tunisia, is the writer of “Tafsir Shams”, which was unveiled at the International Quran News Agency in Tehran on Sunday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, the director of the Department of Islamic Sciences at the Iranian Academy of Science, Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Mohaqeq-Damad, and a large number of Quranic scholars attended the unveiling ceremony of the book.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also sent a message that was read by the dean of the School of International Relations, Mohammad-Hassan Sheikholeslam.

“We witness the birth of this invaluable book after ten years of strenuous efforts,” Zarif wrote.

“I feel honored when I see that our colleagues are working persistently in the promotion of Islamic thought and Quranic sciences on the sidelines of their weighty activities in diplomacy,” he added.

Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Mohaqeq-Damad also delivered a brief speech.

“This book eschews any ideological agenda, divisive issues among Muslims and contumacy,” he noted.

“Shams is a center of the light, and the writer has avoided exhaustive writing while providing a valuable and appropriate exegesis,” he added.  

Photo: Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Borujerdi (3rd L), Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Mohaqeq-Damad (4th L) and several unidentified clerics unveil “Tafsir Shams”, a new Persian exegesis of the Holy Quran, at the International Quran News Agency in Tehran on December 16, 2018. (IQNA/Ali Chashnigir)


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