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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN – Organizers of the first edition of the Badiozzaman Foruzanfar Literary Awards announced the winners during a ceremony at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) on Tuesday.
     
    Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani, Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi, Tofiq Sobhani, Ahmad Mojahed and Kazem Mohammadi were among the winners in the literature section, Persian media announced on Wednesday.
     
    Manijeh Armin was the lone winner in the research section.
     
    In the music category, the awards went to Shahram Nazeri, Abdolhossein Mokhtabad, Nushin Pasdar, Mehdi Khamseh and several others.
     
    Mohammad-Ebrahim Jafari was also among the winners in the painting section.
     
    TMCA director Ehsan Aqaii and Hassan Bolkhari, a representative from Bank Pasargad, were also honored at the ceremony.
     
    The award was established by the Foruzanfar Foundation in 2012 to honor poets, writers and artists who have had major roles in the development and promotion of Persian literature.
     
    It was named after the Persian literature scholar Badiozzaman Foruzanfar (1904-1970). He was also an expert on Persian poet and mystic Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273).
     
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    TEHRAN – The Iranian film weeks opened at the Danish Film Studio in Copenhagen on December 3.
     
    A collection of six Iranian films are scheduled to be screened during the program, which will run until December 26.
     
    The collection includes “Here without Me” directed by Bahram Tavakkoli, “The Private Life of Mr. and Mrs. M” and “Among the Clouds” by Ruhollah Hejazi, “One Line of Reality” by Ali Vazirian, “I’m His Wife” by Mostafa Shayesteh and “So Far, So Close” by Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi.
     
    A screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s “A Glass Menagerie”, “Here without Me” is about Yalda, a kind, pretty, gentle girl who is embarrassed about her limp.
     
    “The Private Life of Mr. and Mrs. M” is about Mohsen, who is trying to advance his business affairs to higher levels, but when his wife gets involved in the business, he finds it difficult to tolerate the underlying conflicts. 
     
    “Amongst the Clouds” is the story of a teenage Iranian boy who earns his living carrying luggage for tourists at an Iranian-Iraqi border. When he falls for Nura, a beautiful young Iraqi girl who seems to help Iraqi people cross the border, his life takes a dangerous turn.
     
    “One Line of Reality” is about a journalist couple, Kasra and Forough, whose career is endangered in the aftermath of political and social changes, which have led to the closure of many Iranian journals. 
     
    “I’m his Wife” narrates the story of a woman who discovers her husband’s infidelity after twelve years of marriage. So the woman tries to take revenge on the cheating husband by making him jealous of her relationship with her first suitor.  
     
    "So Far, So Close" is about Dr. Alam, a high profile specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, who is totally immersed in his professional and social work to the extent that he has completely forgotten about his family.
     
    The program has been organized jointly by Iran’s Visual Media Institute and the Danish Film Studio.
     
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    TEHRAN – The 15th edition of the Iranian surrealist painter Iran Darrudi’s autobiography “In the Distance between Two Points” will be unveiled during a ceremony at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) on Friday.

     
    Seven works by 76-year-old Darrudi will also go on display on the sidelines of the ceremony at the museum.
     
    Darrudi will attend the ceremony and deliver a speech about her motivations for writing the autobiography.
     
    The first edition of the book was released in 1996 by Ney Publications.
     
    Darroudi studied at Ecole Superier des Beaux-Arts in Paris, history of art at the École du Louvre in Paris, stained glass at the Royal Academy of Brussels, and television direction and production at the R.C.A. Institute in New York.
     
    Her solo exhibition was held in Miami in 1958 at the invitation of the Florida State Art Center. Her first exhibition in Iran was held in April 1960 at the Farhang Hall. 
     
    She wrote articles on the history of art and art criticism for the newspaper Kayhan at that time. 
     
    In 1974, a film on Darroudi’s life was broadcast on American television. In 1976 she exhibited at the Mexican Museum of Art, where Antonio Rodriquez praised her as one of the world’s four greatest painters.
     
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    TEHRAN -- An official of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) has said that Azerbaijan has officially accepted the fact that chogan (polo) is not an Azeri game.

     
    CHTHO’s Department for Registration of Natural, Historical and Intangible Heritage Director Farhad Nazari made the remarks on Tuesday after UNESCO registered chovqan (the Azeri word for chogan) as a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game for the Republic of Azerbaijan on its List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding during the 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Baku, Azerbaijan.
     
    “The efforts made by the Iranian delegation at the meeting convinced Azerbaijan to officially acknowledge verbally and in writing the fact that chogan is not an Azeri game,” he said.
     
    He added that the efforts also led to the modification of Azerbaijan’s file on chogan in the meeting.
     
    In the file, Iran’s West Azarbaijan Province and East Azarbaijan Province had been referred to as “south Azerbaijan”, but this reference was removed when, during the meeting, it faced opposition from the Iranian delegation.
     
    “As a result, Iran also can to apply for registration of the Iranian chogan on the list. In addition, UNESCO experts in the meeting agreed that chogan would be registered as a multinational element on the UNESCO list,” Nazari stated.
     
    CHTHO Director Mohammad-Ali Najafi asked UNESCO in October to register chogan as a multinational element on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
     
    CHTHO Deputy Director Mehdi Hojjat previously said that Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, along with Iran, have a claim on the game.
     
    The 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage will continue in Baku until December 7.
     
    The Paach ceremony, a corn-veneration ritual celebrated in San Pedro Sacatepéquez in Guatemala was also on the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
     
    The Committee is also scheduled to review four other nominations for the list and 30 nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iran’s first modern theater which is located in Dar-ul-Fonun, the Iranian polytechnic institute established in Tehran in 1851, will be restored.
     
    In the restoration of the theater, the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) and the Tehran Municipality will collaborate with the Education Ministry, which owns Dar-ul-Fonun, institute director Abutaleb Hafezi told the Persian service of MNA on Thursday.
     
    He said that Dar-ul-Fonun was built by European architects, who ‘habitually’ considered a theater to be required for such a building.
     
    “This is Iran’s first modern hall for theatrical performances,” Hafezi stated and added that this theater was the first place in Iran to host plays from world literature.
     
    A bronze statue of Amir Kabir (1807-1852), the founder of Dar-ul-Fonun and the chief minister of the Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah, which was created by Abolhassan Sediqi (1894–1995), is scheduled to be unveiled in the courtyard of Dar-ul-Fonun or at the theater hall after restoration, he said.
     
    Sediqi, who was one of the few pioneers of modern Iranian sculpture, was a graduate of Dar-ul-Fonun.
     
    The statue is currently being kept at the storehouse of Dar-ul-Fonun.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed movie “The Past” won the National Board of Review (NBR) award for 2013 best foreign film of the year on Wednesday, organizers announced.
     
    The National Board of Review awards, which will be presented at a gala in New York on January 7, followed the New York Film Critics Circle prizes on Tuesday, the first film honors leading up to the Oscars.
     
    The French-language film “The Past”, which is Farhadi’s first project done outside of his homeland, is about an Iranian man named Ahmad who returns to Paris from Tehran after a four-year separation, upon his French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalize their divorce.
     
    The film brought its French star Berenice Bejo the Palme d’Or for best actress at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival.
     
    “Her”, a story about a man who falls in love with a computer operating system, won the National Board of Review award for 2013 best film of the year and best director.
     
    Bruce Dern was named best actor for his portrayal of an ornery old man convinced he has won a fortune in Alexander Payne’ “Nebraska”, and Emma Thompson picked up the best actress accolade for her role as author P.L. Travers, the creator of “Mary Poppins” in “Saving Mr. Banks”.
     
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    TEHRAN – An Iraqi media delegation paid visit to Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati on Thursday.
     
    Iraqi Journalist Syndicate Secretary General Moayed Al-Lami and National Iraqi News Agency Director Shafiq Al-Obeidi discussed the expansion of media and cultural cooperation between two countries during the meeting.
     
    “Occasional meetings are not efficient for becoming familiar with the Iranian civilization,” Jannati said during the meeting.
     
    He called on the Iraqi delegation to fix regular meetings.
     
    Speaking at the meeting, Al-Obeidi praised Iranian media capabilities and added, “We are ready to extend media cooperation with Iranians in near future.”
     
    The Iraqi delegation left Iran on Friday after a three-day visit.
     
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    TEHRAN – The father of Iran’s communication sciences Kazem Motamednejad passed away on Thursday. He was 79.

     
    Motamednejad, a professor of social sciences at Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabaei University, had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for years, Persian media announced on Thursday evening.
     
    His funeral will be held this morning in Tehran and he will be buried in the Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery.
     
    Born in the Village Mud near the northeastern Iranian town of Birjand in 1934, he got a Ph.D. in law and politics at the University of Tehran in 1960. Then, he won a scholarship to the French Press Institute of the Paris University in 1964 and received a Ph.D. in journalism. 
     
    His first collaboration with Persian newspapers began with Kayhan in 1959 and continued until 1963. He also pursued a career in teaching at the University of Tehran at the same time. 
     
    He was one of the founders of the Social Communication Sciences Faculty of the Allameh Tabatabaei University in 1971.
     
    He wrote over 70 articles, which he presented at various international conferences and seminars.
     
    He also was the author of “Communication in the ‘Third World’: National Development: A Critical International Bibliography”, “Journalism”, “Mass Communication Devices”, “Interview and Reportage” and several other books. 
     
    A memorial service will be held at Tehran’s Nur Mosque on Monday.
     
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    TEHRAN – Iranian literati gathered for a ceremony at the Persian Language Center in Tehran on Thursday to pay tribute to Persian poet and mystic Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273). 

     
    The ceremony was organized by the Persian literary magazine Bokhara on the verge of the 740th death anniversary of Rumi, which falls on December 17.
     
    The commemoration was one of the regular sessions the magazine holds to review works by Iranian and international literati and cultural figures.
     
    Rumi’s 22nd niece Esin Celebi, who is also the deputy director of Turkey’s International Mevlana Foundation, was also invited to the ceremony.
     
    Speaking at the ceremony, Bokhara Managing Director Ali Dehbashi expressed his happiness over holding such ceremonies in Tehran and Konya to pay tribute to Rumi.
     
    Celebrated Iranian novelist Mahmud Dowlatabadi next praised 50 years of constant research work conducted by Mohammad-ali Movahhed on Rumi’s works, and then recited part of his book.
     
    “Such ceremonies are very beneficial for our cultural development, said Movahhed, and afterwards gave a brief report on the research conducted on Rumi in recent years.
     
    Celebi was called on stage and gave a short explanation about Rumi and his households.
     
    The ceremony continued with screening photos of Rumi’s tomb located in the Turkish city of Konya.
     
    Moreover, expert on Rumi Movahhed, filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, stage director Pari Saberi and vocalist Salar Aqili were among the participants who were honored and received a plaque from the Mevlana Foundation.
     
    They were also handed a silver cup of Tabriz Artists Forum and a CD bearing the lyrics of Shams-i Tabrizi performed by Aqili.
     
    In addition, Celebi received a portrait of Celebi taken by prominent photographer Fakhreddin Fakhreddini along with a copy of Kiarostami’s “The Fire”, a book in which Kiarostami gave a rendition of the Divan of Shams.
     
    The ceremony was brought to an end with a live music performance by Aqili singing a selection of Rumi’s lyrics.
     
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    TEHRAN – The Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will hold a joint retrospective on Iranian cinema in spring 2014.
     
    Entitled “The History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators”, the event will be launched by the 28th edition of Fribourg International Film Festival in March 2014.
     
    The retrospective will review 27 titles by 14 major Iranian directors, which were made from 1933 to 2006, the FIFF recently announced on its website.
     
    Kaveh Bakhtiari, Bahram Beyzaie, Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Shahram Mokri and Amir Naderi will be among the directors whose movies will go on screen during the event.
     
    The complete list of titles to be screened will be revealed at FIFF’s line-up press conference on March 12, 2014. 
     
    The Cinemathèque Suisse (National Film Archives) will also, simultaneously with FIFF, screen part of this historical event.
     
    The 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival will continue the program, introducing further retrospective selections by contemporary Iranian filmmakers together with new works.
     
    “The series promises a powerful re-writing of film history through the recovery and re-affirmation of neglected connections. Film festivals have a great responsibility to the past heritage and the current and future understanding of cinema,” Artistic Director of EIFF Chris Fujiwara mentioned in a press release on the FIFF website.
     
    The 28th edition of Fribourg International Film Festival will run from March 29 to April 5 2014 and the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from June 18 to 29, 2014.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Iranian Academy of Arts (IAA) has plans to publish photos of Iranian masterpieces kept in museums or by private collectors across Hungary in a book.
     
    “The book will contain pictures of a collection of artworks mostly related to the Qajar era including manuscripts, seals, paintings, photos, earthenware, jewelry, Persian carpets and mirrors,” Alireza Esmaeili, an official from IAA told the Persian service of IRNA on Saturday.
     
    “Brief explanations along with detailed articles will also be included in the book, which is due to be published before spring,” he added. 
     
    The project aims to introduce Iranian artworks kept in museums and private collections in other countries, he said.
     
    “Iranian masterpieces which are kept in famous museums such as Metropolitan, Louver or Hermitage are well known by researchers and experts, however, there are numerous Iranian masterpieces kept in museums around the world which are almost left unknown to many and need to be introduced,” he said.
     
    “Moreover,” he continued, “The academy had previously published a book containing photos of Iranian masterpieces in Polish museums and collections, which included over 400 artworks dating back to the pre-Islamic era. The book also included brief explanations about the artworks.”
     
    Detailed explanations about the masterpieces in Poland are soon to come out in a book, he concluded.
     
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    TEHRAN – Three French detective novels have been translated into Persian by Abbas Agahi.
     
    He has translated “Stone Dead” and “The Elevator” by Frédéric Dard and “Maigret and the Burglar’s Wife” by Georges Simenon from French into Persian.
     
    French author Frédéric Dard (1921-2000), who was known by his pen-name San Antonio, is noted for his tremendous productivity – he wrote more than 300 novels throughout his career and sold more than 270 million books. 
     
    Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (1903 – 1989) was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.
     
    The books will be released by the Jahan-e Ketab Publications in the near future.
     
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    TEHRAN -- President Hassan Rouhani has offered his condolences over the death of Kazem Motamednejad, who is the father of Iran’s communication sciences.
     
    “I offer my condolences over the death of the great master Dr. Kazem Motamednejad to his children, relatives, students, communication and development scholars, and the scientific and cultural community of the country,” he wrote in a message, which was published on Persian news agencies’ websites on Friday.
     
    “His great services for the development of communication sciences and journalism in Iran are everlasting and praiseworthy forever,” he added.
     
    Motamednejad, a professor of social and communication sciences at Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabaei University, died at the age of 79 on Thursday. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for years.
     
    Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, Tehran City Council Chairman Ahmad Masjed-Jamei and several other Iranian officials also sent messages of condolence.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iran’s ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has authorized limited release of “Parviz”, a dark Iranian comedy drama, which has been acclaimed in several international events.
     
    “We prefer that the film is screened at cinema complexes,” producer Saeid Armand told the Persian service of ISNA on Saturday.
     
    The Culture Ministry had previously refused to authorize the film, claiming that it is “harmful to the society”.
     
    Directed Majid Barzegar, the film is about a man in his fifties who has lived his entire life in his father’s home and has never had a job. His quiet routine suddenly comes apart when his father decides to remarry and tells him to move out.
     
    Starring Levon Haftvan, Homeira Nonahali and Mahmud Behruzian, “Parviz” has been screened at several international events. 
     
    It won the Silver Apricot, the runner-up award, at the 10th Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia this year in July.
      
     
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    TEHRAN -- An exhibition of Persian art and culture opened at the St. Andrew University of the Patriarchate of Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.
     
    Entitled “Manifestations of Today’s Iran”, Persian handicrafts, photos of Iran, and Iranology books written in different languages were put on display in the exhibit, the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) reported on Sunday.
     
    The exhibit took place on the side section of a ceremony held to mark the beginning of Persian classes at the university.
     
    Iran’s ambassador in Tbilisi Abbas Talebifar, University Chairman of Academic Council Sergo Vardosanidze, Iran’s cultural attaché Bahram Kian and a group of scholars and students attended the event.
     
    Speaking at the ceremony, Talebifar said that the two countries enjoy good diplomatic relations, and Iran is keen to expand its cultural, economic and political relations with Georgia.
     
    Vardosanidze called the culture and language of each country the best tools to know that country and expressed his happiness in seeing students’ interest in learning Persian.
     
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    TEHRAN – Persian versions of the German novels “Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes” and “He’s Back” are scheduled to be released in Tehran in the near future.
     
    Morvarid Publications will release the books, which have been translated by Mahshid Mirmoezzi.
     
    Written by Daniel Kehlmann, “Fame” consists of nine loosely connected stories about technology, celebrity and alienation.
     
    “He’s Back” by Timur Vermes is an absurd story told from the perspective of the Nazi dictator Hitler, taking place after Hitler awakens in 2011and comes out of his Berlin bunker, but is mistaken for a comedian look-alike.
     
    He rants against cyclists, dog owners who don’t clean-up after their pets and speeding drivers.
     
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    TEHRAN – An Iranian film festival is scheduled to be held in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey from December 10 to 13.

     
    During the event, a lineup of acclaimed Iranian movies with Turkish subtitles will be screened at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and Izmir’s Yasar University Iran’s Visual Media Institute, the organizers of the festival announced on Sunday.
     
    The lineup includes “I Feel Sleepy” directed by Reza Attaran, “The Poor” by Mohammadreza Arab, “Private Life of Mr. and Mrs. M” and “Amongst the Clouds” by Ruhollah Hejazi, “Someone Wanna Talk to You” by Manuchehr Hadi, “Here without Me” by Bahram Tavakkoli and “I’m His Wife” by Mostafa Shayesteh.
     
    The festival has been organized by the Iranian cultural attaché’s office in Istanbul and Iran’s Visual Media Institute.
     
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    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of “The Eye Collector” by Sebastian Fitzek, a German thriller author, will be published soon in Tehran.

     
    The book has been translated by Zohreh Sabuhi and will be published next month, the publisher of the book, Shurafarin, has announced.
     
    “He plays the oldest children’s game in the world, hide and seek. Only the Eye Collector plays it to death. It is the same each time. A woman’s body is found with a ticking stopwatch clutched in her dead hand. A distraught father must find his child before the boy suffocates - and the killer takes his left eye. Alexander Zorbach, a washed-up cop turned journalist has reported all three of the Eye Collector’s murders. But this is different,” Google Books writes.
     
    Fitzek is a German writer and journalist. His first book “Therapy” was a bestseller in Germany in 2006, toppling “The Da Vinci Code” from the first position. He has sold over 7 million books worldwide.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Connections between the poetry of Hafez and psychiatry will be discussed during a session at the Book City Institute on Wednesday.

     
    University professor and psychiatrist Farbod Fadaii will deliver a speech at the meeting, which will open at 4:30 p.m., the institute announced in a press release on Sunday.
     
    The session has been organized to answer how we can use viewpoints of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and other experts for analyzing and understanding Hafez’ poetry.
     
    The session will also respond to the following question: Is it possible to study the eternality of the Hafez’ poetry from a psychiatric point of view? And how does Hafez deal with the human psyche and spirit? 
     
    One of the finest lyric poets of the Persian literature, Hafez (1325-1389) received a classical religious education, lectured on Quranic and other theological subjects, and wrote commentaries on religious classics.
     
    “His poetry is characterized by love of humanity, contempt for hypocrisy and mediocrity, and an ability to universalize everyday experience and to relate it to the mystic's unending search for union with God,” the Encyclopedia Britannica writes.
     
    He is most famous for his Divan. Among the many partial English translations of this work those by Gertrude Bell and H. Wilberforce Clarke are best known.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) has recently published two religious books for children in Persian and English.
     
    “My God” and “The Invitation” translated from Arabic into Persian and English by Farideh Mahdavi Damghani.  
     
    Hamid Gerogan selected an excerpt of the Sahifeh Sajjadieh, a collection of supplications composed by Imam Sajjad (AS), for “My God”.
     
    “Sometimes, when you feel sad and are not in the mood to meet anybody and you need solitude, after a long silence, you like to talk to someone who listens to you well and understand,” Gerogan wrote in a preface to the book.
     
    “At that moment, you sigh and whisper ‘O my God’ and feel calm. Do you know why? Because you feel that your kind God is now ready to take you in his arms to hear your words and about your wishes,” he added.
     
    “The Invitation” was compiled and simplified by Masumeh Ansarian.
     
    The book is a selection of hadiths from the Nahj-ul-Fasaha, a collection of sayings of Prophet Muhammad (S).
     
    “If you want to find a way to peace and deliverance, if you are eager to fly and your heart has bloomed to be free and if you want to get closer to God, take this book and read it in solitude and contemplate each word and expression in the book,” Ansarian wrote in an introduction to the book.
     
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