Offering various sourcebooks and reference texts on the teachings of Ahl al-Bayt (AS), particularly those of the Eighth Imam (AS), Imam Reza holy shrine’s specialized Ahl al-Bayt Library hosts the first and most extensive 24/7 library of its kind in the world.

Iran PressIran news: The library was established by a benefactor interested in promoting Ahl al-Bayt's science and thought. The late Seyyed Saeed Tabatabaei Naeini was a scholar who founded a library called" "Goharshad Comprehensive Library" in the vicinity of Imam Reza's holy tomb in 1953.

Tabatabaei Naeini also endowed five thousand manuscripts, lithographic texts, print books, and many of his personal properties for running a newly established library. 

Since 2010 and with regard to the increasing number of members and students of Islamic sciences, Goharshad Comprehensive Library has continued its activities under the new title Ahl al-Bayt Library and in a round-the-clock cycle.

For easier access to scholars and clients, books at this library have been categorized into two separate halls of "conduct and history of Ahl al-Bayt (AS)" and "sciences and teachings of Ahl al-Bayt (AS)". Electronic Ahl al-Bayt Library also offers special services to the community of researchers. 

Moreover, the electronic Ahl al-Bayt Library also offers special services to the community of researchers. On the eve of the 70th establishment anniversary of the library, the center is enjoying a treasure with over three thousand manuscripts, more than three thousand lithographic texts, and over 115 thousand print books.

Also, five titles of journals, 520 copies of dissertations, 1760 CDs and audio-visual products, and more than 130 thousand electronic sources are among the up-to-date scientific resources of this collection to meet the needs of 19 thousand members of the library. 

Specialized Ahl al-Bayt Library offers different services such as access to internet services, technical journals, and specialized software to all groups of people, including researchers, students, professors, and ordinary people. 


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