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December 2014

Australian Students at the Institute

By | December 30th, 2014|Cooperations, Guests, Lectures, News, Visits|

On December 30 2014, IIIS was host to a group of students from Australia, who had come for a visit to Iran and the Shrines. Dr. Shomali welcomed them and after introducing the institute, delivered a lecture on Lady Masuma (s) whose shrine is in Qom. Dr. Shomali started by explaining the verse 34 of [...]

Teachers from London at the Institute

By | December 12th, 2014|Cooperations, Guests, Lectures, News, Visits|

Title: Meeting with Teachers from London - Light On December 12, 2014, the IIIS was honored to host a group of teachers from London. Hujjat al-Islam Dr. Shomali lectured about “light” in the Qur’an. His reference was to verse 35 of Surah Nur (light):   اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ [...]

November 2014

Free Dialogue with Dutch Guests about Islam

By | November 18th, 2014|Guests, News, Visits|

On Tuesday 18th of November 2014, IIIS hosted a group of visitors from the Netherlands to be introduced to the institute, and Islam. After introducing the institute, H. I. Mohaddes pointed out to what he called three important aspects of Shia Islam: Intellect, that there should be no conflict between faith and intellect, Comprehensiveness of [...]

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October 2014

Father Eduardo and Brother Joseph at the Institute

By | October 8th, 2014|Guests, News, Visits|

The meeting regarding Shia and Catholic dialogue led by Dr. Shomali was held with Father Eduardo and Brother Joseph at the presence of representatives from the Seminary of Qom. Father Eduardo and Brother Joseph expressed their gratitude for the hospitality of the institute and the two parties proceeded their conversation. Father Eduardo began by mentioning [...]

June 2014

Meeting on Supreme Leader’s Fatwa on Nuclear Weapons

By | June 3rd, 2014|Guests, News, Visits|

On Tuesday, 3rd of June 2014, IIIS co-hosted a meeting with renowned writers and researchers, Gareth Porter, Sergei Markus, Katariina Simonen and, Kevin Barret. The meeting was on Ayatollah Khamenei’s fatwa regarding the usage of Nuclear Weapons. After H. I. Mohaddes’s introduction, Ayatollah Alidoost delivered his speech. First, he talked about the NPT, and its [...]

April 2014

European Project for Inter-religious Learning

By | April 20th, 2014|Cooperations, Guests, News, Visits|

On Tuesday, 15th of April 2014, IIIS hosted a group of a dozen female activists in interfaith dialogue to discuss various issues regarding Islam and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy towards different schools of religious thought. The guests were female activists mostly from Austria and Switzerland, operating for EPIL - European Project for Inter-religious [...]

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 [...]

The Focolare Activists at the Institute

By | April 13th, 2014|All, Cooperations, Guests, News|

The Catholic Church and Interfaith Dialogue Workshop with an Introduction to the Focolare Movement On Tuesday, April 8th 2014, the IIIS held a workshop with the presence of leading figures of the Focolare Movement from Italy. During this four hour workshop held in two sessions and benefited from the presence of the Head of the IIIS; [...]

December 2013

The Head of the Seminary of Qom at the Institute

By | December 3rd, 2013|Guests|

The head of the Seminary of Qom, H. I. Farrokh Fal made a visit to the IIIS on December 1, 2013. The meeting began with greeting him and the students presenting a report of their academic and cultural activities and some of the problems they were dealing with in this regard. Then, H. I. Farrokh [...]

Ambassador of Finland at the Institute

By | December 2nd, 2013|All, Guests, News|

Mr. Harri Kämäräinen, the Ambassador of Finland in Tehran had a friendly meeting with the management board of the International Institute for Islamic Studies. At the meeting, the issues of both sides' common interest were discussed and the Ambassador suggested for holding interfaith dialogue between Shia of Iran and Christians of Finland.

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