The Iranian Cultural Center in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, has published a book of short sayings of Imam Ali (AS) in the Georgian language.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Iranian Cultural Center in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, has published a book of short sayings of Imam Ali (AS) in the Georgian language.
According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the move was made given the interest shown by Georgian Muslims in learning the Ahl-ul-Bayt’s (AS) teachings.
The Caucasian Muslims Office has cooperated with the center in translating the book.
Some 1000 copies of the book have been distributed among Muslims in different mosques of the country.
Georgian is a Kartvelian language spoken by Georgians. It is the official language of Georgia and is written in its own writing system, the Georgian script
The short sayings of Imam Ali (AS) is a part of Nahjul-Balagha, a collection of sayings and writings of the infallible Imam (AS), which were compiled by Sayyid Al-Radhi in late 4th century Hijri (10th century AD).
The criterion for selecting the sayings has been the eloquence of speech. The eloquence in this compilation is at such a high level that even though al-Sayyid al-Radi was a great poet and distinguished man of literature and had great works, regarded this compilation an honor for himself.