Advisor to Italian Ambassador in Iran: Library of Astan Quds Razavi most important cultural institution in Middle East

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Carla Chortti while attending the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) and enjoying the illuminated atmosphere, visited the museum and central library of Astan Quds Razavi.
“I am happy in my time in this beautiful country, I succeeded for the second time to attend to Razavi Holy Shrine” he said, stating that he has been working as a cultural attaché for eight years in Iran.
On the sideline of visit to the coins treasury of Astan Quds Razavi central museum, he stated, “Elegant collections of old and contemporary coins are preserved and protected in the museum.”
Advisor to the Italian ambassador in Iran, pointed to the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi and said, “Qurans and manuscripts in the library is unique and you cannot find them in many places.”
“Through this valuable service, all researchers around the world can easily have access to the required manuscripts” he uttered, highlighting that the library provides digital images and microfilm from all the manuscripts.
“Many constructions have been done in the shrine, but I like the old texture dated back to the Timurid and Safavid eras more” he expressed, pointing to the architecture of Razavi Holy Shrine.
He, stating that this year, Mashhad has been recognized as capital of Islamic culture by ISESCO (Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) said, “The holy city of Mashhad, due to Razavi Holy Shrine possesses a high cultural and artistic
capacity. I hope the city to take the best advantage from this valuable opportunity.”

Nigerian delegation discusses to send students
to Karbala
A delegation from Nigeria visited Imam Hussein Holy Shrine on March 11, 2017. They met with the custodian of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine, and they explained to him how Nigerian people are harassed by their government.
They discussed sending more people to Karbala to
study jurisprudence.
Africa, which has approximately a billion people, has 12, 500, 000 Shia Muslims, and the number is increasing.
The director of Warith El-Embya Institute for Islamic Studies of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine, Dr. sheikh Munjid El-Ke’bi said that the institute always welcomes students from all over the world. He also said that the institute, which is currently full of students, has 12 Nigerian students.
El-Ke’bi said that Imam Hussein Holy Shrine would build an annex in order to receive more students, for there are many students from all over the world waiting for vacant seats.

2016 worst year ever for Syrian children:
UNICEF
At least 652 children were killed in Syria last year in attacks on schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks, and houses, UNICEF said in a report on Monday. The conflict also forced external displacement of 2.3 million