September 2016

Summer Course 2016

By | September 4th, 2016|Event, News|

In the Name of God, the All Compassionate, the Most Merciful All praises be to God for giving us the opportunity to organize the 2nd Risalat Summer Course from August 14th to 27th. In this course, which began in Qom and continued for two weeks and ended in Mashhad, 26 people participated from different countries including [...]

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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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 [...]

Mr. Monib MA Thesis

By | December 15th, 2014|Academic News, Dissertations and Theses, Education, Event, News|

Student:              Mr. Mohammad Monib Dissertation:      “Divine Forgiveness in the Qur’an and the Bible” Level:                   MA - English Date:                     15 December 2014 Supervisor:         Dr. Hejazi Advisor:               Dr. Ansarifard Referee(s):         Dr. Hosseini Grade:                  19   On 15 December 2014, Mr. [...]

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 [...]

Mr. Meftah MA Thesis

By | October 7th, 2014|Academic News, Dissertations and Theses, Education, Event, News|

Student:              Mr. Mohammad Meftah Dissertation:      “Animals Slaughtered by the People of the Book” Level:                    MA- English Date:                     07 October 2014 Supervisor:         Dr. Mokhtari Advisor:          [...]