“A Guide for the Perplexed” by Sayyid Kazim Rashti. Translated from Arabic and Persian. Part 1

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The article presents a part of a Russian translation (with an introduction and commentaries) of the valuable treatise: Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn (“A Guide for the Perplexed”) by Sayyid Kazim Rashti, one of the founders of the Shaykhi school. The work is dated 1842. The translation is made from the Arabic original and two Persian translations of the treatise.

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Yuli A. Ioannesyan

Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS

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Cand. Sci. (Philology), Leading Researcher of the Department of Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies Institute of Oriental Manuscripts

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg


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