April 2015

The Virtue of Knowledge and Merits of the Knowledgeable

By | April 24th, 2015|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

During six English lectures that were held at the Shrine of Lady Masoumah, H. I. Shomali explained the importance of searching for and gaining knowledge from the Islamic perspective. These lectures were held on the 25th of February, 1st and 7th of March, and 5th, 12th, and 19th of April 2014. During this series of speeches, H.I. Shomali first explained the importance of this topic and then discussed the traditions that have been narrated in this regard. The following is a summary of these traditions: First session, 25th of February, “Importance of Searching for and Gaining Knowledge”: النور الساطع في الفقه النافع؛ ج‌1، ص: 633 (الثالث) قال اللّه تعالى فَسْئَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لا تَعْلَمُونَ* و قد كاد أن يتواتر عن المعصومين (ع) انهم قالوا العلم خزائن و مفاتيحه السؤال فاسئلوا يرحمكم اللّه فإنه يؤجر فيه أربعة السائل و المعلم و المستمع و المحب لهم. وسائل الشيعة، ج‌12، ص: 82‌ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ مَرْوَانَ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ ثَابِتِ بْنِ أَبِي صَفِيَّةَ عَنْ سَعْدٍ الْخَفَّافِ عَنِ الْأَصْبَغِ بْنِ نُبَاتَةَ قَالَ: قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ع كَانَتِ الْحُكَمَاءُ فِيمَا مَضَى مِنَ الدَّهْرِ تَقُولُ- يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يَكُونَ الِاخْتِلَافُ إِلَى الْأَبْوَابِ لِعَشَرَةِ أَوْجُهٍ- أَوَّلُهَا بَيْتُ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لِقَضَاءِ نُسُكِهِ- وَ الْقِيَامِ بِحَقِّهِ وَ أَدَاءِ فَرْضِهِ- وَ الثَّانِي أَبْوَابُ الْمُلُوكِ- الَّذِينَ طَاعَتُهُمْ مُتَّصِلَةٌ بِطَاعَةِ اللَّهِ- وَ حَقُّهُمْ وَاجِبٌ وَ نَفْعُهُمْ عَظِيمٌ وَ ضَرَرُهُمْ «1» شَدِيدٌ- وَ الثَّالِثُ أَبْوَابُ الْعُلَمَاءِ- الَّذِينَ يُسْتَفَادُ مِنْهُمْ عِلْمُ الدِّينِ وَ الدُّنْيَا- وَ الرَّابِعُ أَبْوَابُ أَهْلِ الْجُودِ وَ الْبَذْلِ- الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمُ الْتِمَاسَ الْحَمْدِ وَ رَجَاءَ الْآخِرَةِ- وَ الْخَامِسُ أَبْوَابُ السُّفَهَاءِ- الَّذِينَ يُحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِمْ فِي الْحَوَادِثِ- وَ يُفْزَعُ إِلَيْهِمْ فِي الْحَوَائِجِ- وَ السَّادِسُ أَبْوَابُ مَنْ يُتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الْأَشْرَافِ- لِالْتِمَاسِ الْهِبَةِ وَ الْمُرُوءَةِ وَ الْحَاجَةِ- وَ السَّابِعُ أَبْوَابُ مَنْ يُرْتَجَى عِنْدَهُمُ النَّفْعُ- فِي الرَّأْيِ وَ الْمَشُورَةِ وَ تَقْوِيَةِ الْحَزْمِ- وَ أَخْذِ الْأُهْبَةِ لِمَا يُحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِ- وَ الثَّامِنُ أَبْوَابُ الْإِخْوَانِ- لِمَا يَجِبُ مِنْ مُوَاصَلَتِهِمْ وَ يَلْزَمُ مِنْ حُقُوقِهِمْ- وَ التَّاسِعُ أَبْوَابُ الْأَعْدَاءِ- الَّذِينَ تَسْكُنُ «2» بِالْمُدَارَاةِ غَوَائِلُهُمْ- وَ تُدْفَعُ بِالْحِيَلِ وَ الرِّفْقِ وَ اللُّطْفِ وَ الزِّيَارَةِ عَدَاوَتُهُمْ- وَ الْعَاشِرُ أَبْوَابُ مَنْ يُنْتَفَعُ بِغِشْيَانِهِمْ- وَ يُسْتَفَادُ مِنْهُمْ حُسْنُ الْأَدَبِ وَ يُونَسُ بِمُحَادَثَتِهِمْ. صحيفة الرضا؛ ص: 42 : 11 وَ بِإِسْنَادِهِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص الْعِلْمُ خَزَائِنُ وَ مِفْتَاحُهَا السُّؤَالُ- فَاسْأَلُوا يَرْحَمْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَإِنَّهُ يُؤْجَرُ فِيهِ أَرْبَعَةٌ- السَّائِلُ وَ الْمُعَلِّمُ وَ الْمُسْتَمِعُ وَ الْمُحِبُّ لَهُ «1» «2» الأمالي (للشيخ الطوسي)؛ ص: 703 1508- 11- وَ رَوَى مُنِيفٌ، عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ مَوْلَاهُ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ (عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ)، قَالَ: قَالَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ): صَبَرْتُ عَلَى مُرِّ الْأُمُورِ كَرَاهَةً وَ أَبْقَيْتُ فِي ذَاكَ الصَّوَابَ مِنَ الْأَمْرِ إِذَا كُنْتَ لَا تَدْرِي وَ لَمْ تَكُ سَائِلًا عَنِ الْعِلْمِ مَنْ يَدْرِي جَهِلْتَ وَ لَا تَدْرِي موسوعة أحكام الأطفال و أدلتها؛ ج‌3، ص: 521 قال رسول اللّه صلى الله عليه و آله: «سائلوا العلماء، و خالطوا الحكماء، و جالسوا الفقراء» «3» […]

H.I. Esmaili MA Thesis

By | April 18th, 2015|Academic News, All, Dissertations and Theses, Education, Event, News|

Student: Javad Esmaili Dissertation: Rationality and Faith according to Ayatollah Javadi Amoli and Etienne Gilson Level: MA - English Date: 18 April 2015 Supervisor: Dr. Daneshvar Advisor: Dr. Hejazi Referee(s): Dr. Taheri Score: 18 On 18 April 2015, Mr. Javad Esma'ili, a MA  IIIS student of Islamic Studies in English sat for his dissertation defense [...]

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Vatican Ambassador at the Institute

By | April 11th, 2015|Academic News, All, Cooperations, News|

On April 11 2015, IIIS was host to Archbishop Leo Boccardi Ambassador of Vatican to Iran, the President of Lateranense University Most Rev. Enrico dal Covolo S.D.B., and Professor Carlo G. Cheretti head of the Cultural Office of the Italian Embassy. H.I. Mohaddes, Deputy of Culture, H.I. Daryabari Vice-Dean in General of IIIS, H.I. Khoddami, [...]

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June 2014

Importance of Science in Action

By | June 11th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week's English Lecture was held on June 7th, 2014 at Dar al-Tilawah courtyard of the holy Shrine of Lady Masouma (s). This week's lecturer was H. I. Dr. Shomali. In this lecture, he first introduced the topic of his talk and then recited and explained hadiths related to his topic from the ninth section of Bihar [...]

May 2014

Imam Ali’s (a) Supplication in the Mosque of Kufah

By | May 21st, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week's English Lecture was held on May 10th, 2014 at Dar al-Tilawah hall of the holy Shrine of Lady Ma'souma (s). This week's lecturer was H. I. Isma'ili In this lecture, which was delivered some days before birthday anniversary of Imam Ali (a), H. I. Isma'ili first congratulated the audience on this auspicious event and then spoke [...]

Taqwa (Piety)

By | May 6th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week's English Lecture was held on May 3rd, 2014 at Dar al-Tilawah hall in the holy Shrine of Lady Masouma (s). This week's lecturer was H. I. Foroutan. In this lecture, H. I. Foroutan first introduced taqwa as one of the most fundamental concepts in Islamic ethics and then mentioned that Taqwa's first pillar is Tawhid. He then mentioned [...]

Spiritual Freedom

By | May 5th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

On the 26th of April, 2014, the  weekly English lecture was held by H. I. Ghanbari at the Dar al-Tilawah hall in the Shrine of Lady Masoumah (S.A). In his talk, H. I. Ghanbari first spoke about the general points of "spiritual freedom" and then explained that freedom is the first requirement for spiritual progress and perfection. He then elaborated on [...]

April 2014

Mr. Madani PhD Thesis

By | April 22nd, 2014|All, Dissertations and Theses, News|

With the help of God, and under the supervision of Imam Mahdi (as), Mr. Madani Nejad, a student of Islamic Studies in Arabic at PhD defended his thesis on 23th of November, 2013 at the IIIS. The topic of his thesis was “The Approach of the Ahlul-Bayt and Particularly the Fifth and Sixth Imams towards the Followers [...]

The Head of the IIIS Meets with Students

By | April 16th, 2014|All, News|

On the 14th of April, 2014, the Head of the IIIS held a friendly meeting with the students and staff members. During this meeting, one of the students first began with praising the Household of the Prophet (SA) and recited poems in their greatness. Then the Principal of the Institute presented a report of the [...]

The Focolare Christian Interfaith Dialogue Workshop

By | April 16th, 2014|All, Cooperations, Guests, News|

A Workshop on “The Christian Focolare Interfaith Dialogue and the Development of the Loppiano Movement” was held on April 9th, 2014 at the IIIS. At the beginning of the meeting, a video about the history of the Focolare Movement was displayed and afterwards, Ms. Soon Young Lee explained the history of interfaith dialogue between the Focolare Movement [...]