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  • Abu Talib’s poems window for escaping oppression: Ayatollah Marvi

    Abu Talib’s poems window for escaping oppression: Ayatollah Marvi

    As the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.); Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” approached, professor of the high levels of seminary teachings at Qom seminary, Ayatollah “Javad Marvi”, accepted a group of organizers of this academic event.


    “Those who are familiar with the history of Islam know the importance of exploring the character of Abu Talib (a.s.). Therefore, character his should have been recognized as important”, said the member of Supreme Council of Islamic Seminaries of Qom, appreciating the holding of the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”.


    “This ode is one of the Mu’allaqat al-Saba’ * (The Seven Suspended Odes or The Seven Hanging Poems), and Ibn Kathir mentions this ode in several places. In one place he brings the whole ode, which is ninety-two verses, and considers it to be the “the most eloquent odes” among The Seven Suspended Odes” added Ayatollah Marvi, referring to the “Lamia ode” of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), according to the Hawza news agency.


    “The ode is in praise of the Holy Prophet of Islam and shows a part of the history of Islam. It will have significant results if we can present this poem accurately and correctly in the Arab world and bring all the commentaries and translations of this poem”, he added.


    The member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Seminaries of Qom stated, “A young Sunni scholar in the “Arab Maghreb” recites the entire of Abu Talib’s ode in a single speech; however, the Shiites who have been advised by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) to recite it and teach the ode to their children are unaware of it, and this is a source of regret and shame.


    “These valuable treasures must be preserved among the seminarians as a valuable heritage”, Marvi emphasized.


    “It is unfortunate that this position has not been properly explained. This sentence of Allameh Tabatabai following surah al Qasas, Verse 56, shows this position. “The actions of Abu Talib (a.s.) alone in the ten years before the Hijarah (Migration of the Prophet from Mecca to Medina), were equal to the actions of all the Muhajerin (people who migrated with the Prophet from Mecca to Medina) and the Ansar (people who helped the Prophet and Muhajerin in Medina) in the ten years after the Migration,” Allameh said”, he said, referring to the position of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in the development of Islam.


    In the end, Ayatollah Marvi considered it necessary to appreciate the Sunni writers who have come out in support of Abu Talib (a.s.) and added, “With the appreciation of these Sunni scholars, we must revive their works and use them to save Abu Talib from the oppression imposed on him by his enemies and the enemies of Imam Ali (a.s.).”


    At the beginning of the session, Deputy Secretary General and Deputy of Cultural Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Hujat al-Islam Ahmadi Tabar, presented a report on the activities of the Assembly to hold the conference of Abu Taleb (a.s.) in the last three years.


    * The Muʻallaqāt is a group of seven long Arabic poems. The name means The Suspended Odes or The Hanging Poems, the traditional explanation being that these poems were hung on or in the Kaaba in Mecca, while scholars have also suggested that the hanging is figurative, as if the poems "hang" in the reader's mind.


    It should be mentioned that by the initiation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and support and cooperation of the similar institutions, including, “Imam Hossein (a.s.) Holy Shrine”, “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”, “The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought”, “Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy of Islamic Propagation Office”, “Al-Mustafa International University”, “Hawza Language teaching center”, “International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.)”, “Mirath-e Nabowat Cultural Institute”, “Jamiat al-Zahra Seminary University”, “Zorria al-Nabawia Research Center”, “Qasem ibn al-Hassan (a.s.) Religious-Cultural Institute”, and “Abna al-Rasoul Cultural and Artistic Institute”; international conference “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” will be held.


    The deadline for submitting academic works and articles to this conference has been extended until February 18, 2021.


    To receive the academic call of the conference, click here.


    The other program which will be held on the sideline of the conference is the “General Festival of Poetry about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”.


    To receive the academic call for the Poetry Festival, click 
    here.

  • Academic Session “Study of Book of Poems Attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)” held in the ABWA HQ/Abu Talib sent Messenger, Poems to Support Prophet

    Academic Session “Study of Book of Poems Attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)” held in the ABWA HQ/Abu Talib sent Messenger, Poems to Support Prophet

    The 8th academic pre-conference of the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), the supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” on the subject of “Study of the Book of Poems Attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)” was held online and face-to-face on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly headquarter in Qom.


    In the session, the chairman of the “Abu Talib (a.s.) Research Institute”, Hujat al-Islam Mohammad Mahdi Sabahi Kashani, and one of the researchers of the Islamic seminary in Qom, Hujat al-Islam Mohsen Ahmadi Tehrani presented their views on the issue.



    The place of poetry in history and its social impact

    At the beginning of the meeting, emphasizing that “The life of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) has different dimensions,” Hojat al-Islam Sabahi said, “But since this session dedicated to his poems and poetry books attributed to him or books collected of his poems, I will deal with the issue of the poetry of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.). However, a complete study of the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) requires a lot of time.”


    “At that time, great political, social and spiritual figures used the form of poetry to succeed their goals or had poets with them. Later, there were many poets in the caliphate of the Umayyads and the Abbasids; Because the result of the poets’ work was important and had a decisive role in achieving their goals”, he said on the place of the poetry in Arab history and its social impact.


    “At that time, along with rhetoric and prose, poetry had a special place and its impact was greater than prose. It can be said that poetry in that era was like today's media. For example, it was very effective to provoke the military during the battle, and the warriors sang and recited poems that were expressive, useful, and short, followed by a large crowd moving for battle. Even in the present era, in the Iran-Iraq war, they created epics with poetry and songs”, added the chairman of the “Abu Talib (a.s.) Research Institute”.


    Literary support for the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h)

    Regarding the role of the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in supporting the Mission of the Prophet (p.b.u.h), he said, “Before the Hijra, the followers of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) were in the minority and under pressure. All of the Mushrekin (polytheists) were against him and he did not have much support and only a few believed in him. In this situation and atmosphere, Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) supported the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and shielded him in disputes so that the Prophet (p.b.u.h) would have no problem in advancing his goals. However, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was always supported by God and the support of Abu Talib (a.s.) was also considered as God’s support. This support - sometimes in the form of poems - played a decisive role in early days of Islam.”


    Pointing out that the use of poetry from ancient times to advance thoughts was very high, Sabahi added, “The Prophet (p.b.u.h) did not want to write poetry but he knew the use and influence of poetry and the first poet of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.). Even to support the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Islam, Abu Talib (a.s.) used to send an “ambassador” with a “poetry”. Like the story of Abyssinia in which Abu Talib (a.s.) wrote a poem and sent an ambassador to the king of Abyssinia, Najashi, and in his poem he wanted him, “Support Ja'far and the other Muslims who migrated to Abyssinia.” After Jafar's success, he also appreciated Najashi by writing a poem.”



    “The prose of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) is each related to an event that in order to understand that prose, that event and special situation must also be examined. This literary support has been so effective that due to the complexity of advancing the work of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) with the help of Abu Talib, even the enemies have been forced in their books to mention the name of Abu Talib and admit that a prose belongs to him”, he also added.


    How has the Divan (Book of Poems) of the Great Poets been collected throughout history?

    Then, in explaining the method of collecting the Divan of Poets throughout history, the director of the research institute of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) said, “In the past, poets’ divans (Books of Poems) were not collected by the poets themselves, but by the narrators. Therefore, poets did not have a direct role in compiling their divan. For example, the Divan attributed to Imam Ali (a.s.) has been collected in five or six ways from the time of the Imams (a.s.) until today, and there are several versions of it. The same thing has happened to other great poets. Therefore, about the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), some people have collected his famous poems and it was not the case that collecting the poems of Abu Talib (a.s.) had a special routine.”


    Noting, “It is important to examine the personalities of the writers who wrote or collected poems about Abu Talib (a.s.)”, added, “The authors or people who collected the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) or the figures who wrote an article or poem about him should be professionally recognized.”


    History of collecting Divans (books of poems) of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)

    Regarding the history of writing poetry divans attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Sabahi said, “The first collection of poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) called “Diwan of Abi Taleb ibn Abd Al-Muttalib” by “Abu Haffan Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Harb Al-Mahzami Al-Basri” belongs to the 3rd century AH, which has been narrated by “Ibn Jenni”, a famous writer and lexicographer. The author was born at the end of the 2nd century AH and was a Shiite and trusted by scholars and scientists as well as poets. He came from a poet family and two of his uncles were his teachers. “Abu Hafan’s family is Shiite and originally from Basra,” says Najashi (a historian). He went to Baghdad from Basra and was a poet who specialized in various dimensions and was considered accepted by the greats of literature and vocabulary.”


    About this Shiite poet, he said, “In this book, Abu Haffan has quoted 414 verses of the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), mentioning the source and the historian, and brief explanations about the vocabulary of the poems. He also explained about the people mentioned by Abu Talib (a.s.) in those poems. The best research on the “Diwan of Abi Taleb ibn Abd Al-Muttalib” is by Sheikh Muhammad Hassan al-Yasin. He also mentioned other sources and documents and gave them in a footnote, with brief explanations.”


    The chairman of the Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) Research Institute, continued, “The second collection of poems of Abu Talib (a.s.) is from “Ali ibn Hamza Al-Basri Al-Tamimi”. He collected poems independently and had not seen Abu Haffan’s book. Therefore, he has independently quoted the poems of Abu Talib (a.s.) in a more comprehensive way and with separate documents and sources. In his book, Ali ibn Hamzah quoted about 180 more verses - that is, 597 verses - from the poems of Abu Talib.”


    Regarding the characteristics of the divan compiled by Ali ibn Hamza Tamimi, Sabahi Kashani said, “This book is reliable and the historians are well-known people in Shiite and Sunni Rijal (the historians who narrates Hadith). Another characteristic of his collected divan is that Allameh “Majlisi” trusted it and is considered as one of the sources of “Bihar Al-Anwar” (by Allameh Majlisi). Also, some Sunni scholars such as “ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani” in “Al-Isaba” (book) and “Baghdadi” in “The Treasury of Literature” (book) have quoted from this divan.”


    Shiites’ negligence and 1000 years of strange gap!

    “After these two comprehensive divans, which were compiled more than a thousand years ago and convey the way of thinking of Abu Talib (a.s.) about the Prophet (p.b.u.h), we have nothing new about the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) for about 1000 years! That is, after these two books, until the year 1369 AH. (1950 AC) we do not have any writing about Abu Talib’s Divan; Even by Shiite scholars. This shows the negligence of our researchers and elders.” He reminded.


    Saying “At the beginning of the Bi’tha (Prophet’s mission), no one supported the Prophet (p.b.u.h) except Abu Talib (a.s.),” Sabahi said on the number of the verses by Abu Talib, “According to “ibn Shahr Ashub” in the book “Mutashabih al-Quran”, Abu Talib (a.s.) had three thousand verses in praise and support of the Prophet (p.b.u.h); But today, with the difference between the versions, we can collect a little more than 700 verses from that 3000 verses!”



    Contemporary Divans About the Poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)

    “Sunni scholars compiled and published two divans for Abu Talib in 1950 and 1993. The first divan called “Ghayat al-Talib fi Sharh Diwan Abi Talib” (The Goal of the Student the Explanation of the Diwan of Abu Taleb) is by the “Sheikh Muhammad Khalil Khatib”. This author was a professor of literature in Egypt and a thinker. He, who wrote his Divan based on the Divan of Abu Haffan, has additions to it and has increased the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib to 500 verses. The author has also used the book “Talaba al-Talib fi Sharh Lamiya Abi Talib Alayeh as-Salam” by “Ali Fahmi” in the section of Lamia ode.” He added on contemporary divans on Abu Talib’s poems (a.s.).


    The chairman of the Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) Research Institute added, “Sheikh Mohammad Khalil Khatib wrote “Ghayat al-Talib fi Sharh Diwan Abi Talib” more than seventy years ago and published it in 1950. We at the institute plan to republish it with additions and in a more favorable layout.”


    “The second divan of Sunni scholars about Abu Talib’s poems is “Diwan Abi Talib Amm al-Nabi (S)” (The Divan of Abi Talib, the Uncle of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)) by Dr. Muhammad al-Tunji, a professor at the University of Aleppo in Syria. The author is over 90 years old and we want to contact him. In his research, in addition to Sunni sources, Mr. Al-Tunji has referred to Shiite sources such as “A’yan al-Shia” (Shiite nobles) by Allama Seyed Mohsen Amin and “Tawhid” by Sheikh Saduq, and the author’s use of Shiite sources in compiling the divan of Abu Talib (a.s.) is important to us.” He continued.


    “Sheikh Mohammed Khalil Khatib from Egypt and Dr. Mohammed Al-Tunji from Syria worked hard to the best of their ability and pointed out some details, and although we have critiques of some of the topics in these two books, especially in their two introductions, they are commendable for their work for Abu Talib.” Said Hojat al-Islam Sabahi, appreciating the efforts of these two Sunni scholars in compiling the Divan of Abu Talib.


    The importance of the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in defense of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)

    Following Hojat al-Islam Sabahi in the meeting, regarding the “Importance of paying attention to the poems and divans of Abu Talib (a.s.)”, Hojat al-Islam “Ahmadi Tehrani” stated, “For understanding his Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) defense of the Prophet (p.b.u.h), collection of his poetry very important.”


    Explaining the characteristics of Lamia ode of Abu Talib, he said, “I have seen five explanations about the Lamia ode.” He stated, “This ode has been praised by many Sunni elders. Rashid Reza, a Sunni scholar, said, “I wish every student of literature would memorize the Lamia ode of Abu Talib and use its rhetoric.” The content, form, type and composition of Abu Talib’s poems are very glorious and can inspire literature students.”


    Stating that the writing, citation and content of Lamia ode is glorious, this seminary professor said about the time of composing the ode by Abu Talib, “The Quraysh (Prophet Mohammad’s tribe) decided to isolate the Muslims, so they were confined to the Abu Talib’s She’b (valley), and 3 very difficult years passed for the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and his companions; To the extent that it is narrated that the Mushrekin (polytheists) who passed around the valley heard the cries of the children from there. At the end of the three years of siege in the valley, Hazrat Abu Talib wrote the ode of Lamia and expresses his firm positions.”



    The content of Lamia ode

    “In this ode, Abu Talib reminded the Mushrekin that they had much in common. He took refuge in the holy issues that the Quraysh also considered sacred. Abu Talib has expressed and drawn the content so beautifully that it seems as if one is watching a movie.” Said Hojat al-Islam Ahmadi Tehrani, on the content of the Lamia ode.


    “In Lamia ode Abu Talib told the Mushrekin, “When I saw that you were only hostile and had made an alliance with our enemies, I decided to dedicate myself to the Prophet (p.b.u.h). I made a vow next to the Kaaba to be with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) until my death. I seek refuge in God from anyone who taunts and emphasizes his falsehood.”” He added.


    “In Lamia ode, Abu Talib expresses his feelings with a strong, beautiful and epic expression, as well as determination. On the other hand, he shows his relationship with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and that he (p.b.u.h) revealed some hidden secrets to him and that the parchment holding the boycott declaration was found to be eaten by termites. Abu Talib (a.s.) further states, “I defend the Prophet (p.b.u.h) with all my being, even if it takes years. The Messenger of God (p.b.u.h) is truthful, he does not pay attention to the false words of those who condemn him. Know for sure that he will win!”” He also noted.


    “The style of expression of the poem is the best type and many things have been said using emotional and epic expression. Therefore, the AhlulBayt have encouraged us to learn the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).” Said the professor at the high levels of Islamic seminary in Qom, Hojat al-Islam Ahmdi Tehrani, regarding the reason for the immortality of Lamia poem by Abu Talib (a.s.).


    “If the poems of Abu Talib (a.s.) are known, he will be released from oppression.” Ahmdi Tehrani emphasized.


    Taqya (ostensibly denial of religious belief) of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)

    In another part of his speech, he added, “Everywhere in Lamia ode there are many reasons for Abu Talib’s strong faith. But on the other hand, just as Taqiyya was the method of AhlulBayt, Abu Talib also used this method. In a part of Lamia ode, Abu Talib mentions the sacred things, that is, the paintings and sculptures that were Safa and Marwa. These verses convey his Taqya (ostensibly denial of religious belief). Because the statues were definitely not acceptable to him and he did not believe in them.”


    “We have many reasons that Hazrat Abu Talib treated and interacted with the Mushrekin with Taqya, and the AhlulBayt (a.s.) have also testified that Abu Talib (a.s.) was a believer.” Ahmadi said.

     ***

    It should be mentioned that by the initiation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and support and cooperation of the similar institutions, including, “Imam Hossein (a.s.) Holy Shrine”, “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”, “The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought”, “Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy of Islamic Propagation Office”, “Al-Mustafa International University”, “Hawza Language teaching center”, “International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.)”, “Mirath-e Nabowat Cultural Institute”, “Jamiat al-Zahra Seminary University”, “Zorria al-Nabawia Research Center”, “Qasem ibn al-Hassan (a.s.) Religious-Cultural Institute”, and “Abna al-Rasoul Cultural and Artistic Institute”; international conference “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” will be held.


    The deadline for submitting academic works and articles to this conference has been extended until February 18, 2021.


    To receive the academic call of the conference, click here.


    The other program which will be held on the sideline of the conference is the “General Festival of Poetry about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”.


    To receive the academic call for the Poetry Festival, click 
    here.

  • Photos: Academic Session “Study of Book of Poems Attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)” held in the ABWA HQ

    Photos: Academic Session “Study of Book of Poems Attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)” held in the ABWA HQ

    The 8th academic pre-conference of the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), the supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” on the subject of “Study of the Book of Poems Attributed to Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)” was held online and face-to-face on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly headquarter in Qom. In the session, the chairman of the “Abu Talib (a.s.) Research Institute”, Hujat al-Islam Mohammad Mahdi Sabahi Kashani, and one of researchers of the Islamic seminary in Qom, Hujat al-Islam Mohsen Ahmadi Tehrani presented their views on the issue.

  • Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) Conference of basic services to Islamic world: Alavi Gorgani

    Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) Conference of basic services to Islamic world: Alavi Gorgani

    On the occasion of the International Conference of "Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.); Protector of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)", a source of emulation, Grand Ayatollah "Seyyed Mohammad Ali Alavi Gorgani" received members of the secretariat of the conference.


    While appreciating the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly in the meeting for holding the international conference of Hazrat Abu talib (a.s.), Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani said, "Indeed the conference is an excellent, valuable and necessary work."


    "We must do our best we can to get Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) out of abandonment and accusation atmosphere", he continued.


    "The slanders against Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) are not unreasonable and the reason is his high position and high social status at that time", said Professor of higher levels of the seminary of Qom, referring to the basis of the accusations against Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.).


    "Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) protected the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in full when He had no support", Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani added.


    "We pray that God will bless you and all those who participate in this, and that you will be under the protection of the AhlulBayt (a.s.)", he prayed.


    While re-appreciating the organizers of the International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) and the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Ramazani, this Shiite source of emulation emphasized, "This (conference) is one of the basic services to the Islamic world. God willing, give me a copy of conference works whenever they are published so that I can read them."


    International Conference "Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.); protector of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)" will be held from March 9 to 11, 2021.


    At the beginning of the meeting, while explaining the reasons for holding the International Conference "Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.); protector of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)", Deputy Secretary General and Deputy of Cultural Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Hujat al-Islam Ahmadi Tabar, provided a report on the performance of the conference secretariat in academic, cultural, and dimensions.


    "The conference was initially proposed in 2018 and was scheduled to be held in February 2020. However, due to the spread of coronavirus, its holding was postponed. Therefore, the conference secretariat has decided to hold the conference on March 9, 10 and 11, 2021 – in month of Rajab and Hazrat Abu Talib's demise anniversary", Hujat al-Islam Ahmadi Tabar added.


    Expressing the importance of paying attention to the personality and position of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Ahmadi Tabar said, "He is an oppressed figure in Islam, and this led the Assembly to hold this conference at the international level so that all accusations against this high-ranking figure can be answered once and for all, and the various dimensions of his personality can be meticulously examined."


    "Due to the efforts of the conference secretariat, appropriate measures have been taken in calling the articles, and measures have been taken to further strengthen the scientific contents so that the articles on the remaining important topics can be prepared and finalized quickly", he added.


    "In order to strengthen the academic dimension of the conference, we are to hold a series of specialized meetings focusing on examining the different dimensions of the personality of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), with the presence of well-known domestic and international experts in this academic field", said the Deputy of Cultural Affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.


    “As another activity which are performing, there are specialized interviews with Iranian and international professors and scholars, Shiites and Sunnis, about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) that will be recorded according to the standards of the Radio and Television and will be broadcast on national media during the demise anniversary of this figure”, Ahmadi Tabar added.

     ***

    It should be mentioned that by the initiation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and support and cooperation of the similar institutions, including, “Imam Hossein (a.s.) Holy Shrine”, “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”, “The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought”, “Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy of Islamic Propagation Office”, “Al-Mustafa International University”, “Hawza Language teaching center”, “International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.)”, “Mirath-e Nabowat Cultural Institute”, “Jamiat al-Zahra Seminary University”, “Zorria al-Nabawia Research Center”, “Qasem ibn al-Hassan (a.s.) Religious-Cultural Institute”, and “Abna al-Rasoul Cultural and Artistic Institute”; international conference “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” will be held.


    The deadline for submitting academic works and articles to this conference has been extended until February 18, 2021.


    To receive the academic call of the conference, click here.


    The other program which will be held on the sideline of the conference is the “General Festival of Poetry about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”.


    To receive the academic call for the Poetry Festival, click 
    here.

  • Int’l Conference Hazrat Abu Talib, important service to Iran, Islamic world: Moghtadai

    Int’l Conference Hazrat Abu Talib, important service to Iran, Islamic world: Moghtadai

    A member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, Ayatollah Morteza Moghtadai, received Members of the Academic and Executive Committee of the International Conference “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Protector of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)”.


    Appreciating the efforts made by the secretariat of the conference, Ayatollah Moghtadai, said, “This conference, as a truly excellent and valuable work, will certainly make the heart of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Hazrat Imam Mahdi (a.s.) happy, and it is one of necessary and essential actions.”

     

    According to Hawza News, while praising the organizers of the International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) and the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, Ayatollah Moghtadai stated, “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) protected the Prophet Muhammad when he needed protection and had no protector. It is one of the important services to the country, the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic world. May God reward you and all those who participate in this deed.”

     


    In the meeting, Ayatollah Moghtadai received Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Conference “Ayatollah Muhammad Hadi Yousefi Gharavi”, Director General of Research Department of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly “Sayed Muhammad Reza Al-Ayub”, the Head of the Department for Answering Doubts of the Assembly “Hujat al-Islam Abbas Jafari Farahani”, and “Mohammad Haeri Shirazi”, one of the executive officials of the conference.


    At the beginning of the meeting, Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Conference “Ayatollah Muhammad Hadi Yousefi Gharavi”, briefed Ayatollah Moghtadai on the performance of the conference secretariat in the Academic Section and said, “The conference was proposed in 2018 and was scheduled to be held in February 2020. However, due to the spread of coronavirus, its holding was postponed. Therefore, the conference secretariat has decided to hold the conference online on March 9, 10 and 11, 2021.”

     

    While presenting a report on the articles and evaluating them, Ayatollah Yousefi Gharavi said, “With the help of the conference secretariat, appropriate measures have been taken to call for papers and in order to further strengthen the academic contents, steps have been taken to quickly prepare and finalize academic articles on the remaining important topics.”

     



    Following the meeting, Hojat al-Islam Muhammad Haeri Shirazi, one of the executive officials of the conference, briefed on the measures taken and said, “To strengthen the academic dimension of the conference, we plan to hold a series of specialized meetings focusing on the various aspects of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), with the presence of well-known domestic and international figures in this academic field.”


    “There are also specialized interviews about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) that have been recorded according to the standards of the Radio and Television and will be broadcast on national media during the demise anniversary of this figure. These interviews are conducted with Iranian and international professors and scholars, Shiites and Sunnis”, Haeri Shirazi added.


    Explaining about the other parts of the conference in artistic and literary dimensions, Haeri Shirazi stated, “The secretariat of the conference intends to hold a session for domestic and international poetry in 4 languages: English, Arabic, Urdu and Persian.”


    “Also, through our correspondence with the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, we want 26th Rajab, the day of the death of Hazrat Abu Talib (AS), to be declared as the “National Day of Support and Custody of the Orphans”. Other activities that we follow are the production of clips, posters, photo-text, etc. for publication online and in social networks”, Haeri concluded.


    It should be mentioned that by the initiation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and support and cooperation of the similar institutions, including, “Imam Hossein (a.s.) Holy Shrine”, “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”, “The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought”, “Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy of Islamic Propagation Office”, “Al-Mustafa International University”, “Hawza Language teaching center”, “International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.)”, “Mirath-e Nabowat Cultural Institute”, “Jamiat al-Zahra Seminary University”, “Zorria al-Nabawia Research Center”, “Qasem ibn al-Hassan (a.s.) Religious-Cultural Institute”, and “Abna al-Rasoul Cultural and Artistic Institute”; international conference “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” will be held.


    The deadline for submitting academic works and articles to this conference has been extended until February 18, 2021.


    To receive academic call of the conference, click here.


    The other program which will be held in the sideline of the conference is the “General Festival of Poetry about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”. To receive academic call for the Poetry Congress, click here.

Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly

The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly  is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.

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