• A 1,000-year-old manuscript, “ Nahjul Balagha ”, said to be a collection of letters, speeches and aphorisms of the fourth Caliphate of Islam Hazrat Ali, was released for publication at Aligarh Muslim University by Iran's former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Wilayati. The Urdu, Hindi and English versions of this rare manuscript will be published by the AMU with financial support of the Iran Government.

  • Another book, “ Bahr-e-Zakhkhar ”, said to contain a rare collection of Tazkira (a sort of biography mostly in the form of poetry) in Persian was also released. AMU's Maulana Azad Library was also gifted 3,000 Persian manuscripts and CDs by the Iran Cultural House.