Introduction To The Worldly Assembly For Shia Studies

Introduction To The Worldly Assembly For Shia Studies

The necessity of establishment

Among e people of the world no one has heavier Burdon of responsibility more than us. We must first know this great heritage rightly. We feel the heavy responsibility of knowing this precious heritage and trying to apply that in the individual and social life and introducing it to the world and implementing that in the globe. We know that there is some shortage in some parts here which needs impressive and tireless attempts regarding knowing the teachings of Ahl Al-Bait.

The reality of Shiaism is nothing other than real Islam which was descended for the salvation of all mankind in all places and in all times and its responsibility is on the shoulder of its real bearers i.e. the followers of Ahl Al-bait (pbut). One of the blessings of the establishment of the Islamic government of Iran is to hold the assemblies and research institutes that have paved the way for the activity of the researchers and due to the prepared ground for research in different religious fields we decided to fulfill our responsibilities regarding proving the rightfulness of the school of thought of Ahl Al-Bait and to introduce and spread it widely.

We intended to do that by asking help from the All-mighty Allah and under the special blessings of Imam Mahdi(a.s) and with the approval of the grand Ayatollahs and the co-operation with a group of the elites from Islamic seminary and university. We established an international center which is suitable for the highly position of Shiaism and named that as “the wordly assembly of knowing Shia”. This assembly was established in the year 1380(H.S) which was named as Imam Ali (a.s) by the attempts of the late martyr Hojjat Al-Islam Ansari Buyer Ahmadi and the members of the founder group.

From the very beginning of it several sessions were held in the presence of some professors and elites of Islamic seminary and university for knowing the requirements of Shiaism. In these meetings the essential priorities of Islamic world and knowing the necessities were recognized and these priorities which were up to 20 items were known as the preliminary responsibilities.

In the next stage we invited the scholars and the professors of Islamic seminary and university who were expert in the issues regarding knowing Shia in order to help us. After that the board members and the executive group were known and it was registered by the number of 299 according to the statute. Then several individuals were chosen as the members of academic council and some others for the affairs of the different assistance, administrative, and research parts and we will talk about the activity of members and units and the fruits of the assembly in brief.

Some of the accomplishments of the worldly assembly of knowing Shia

The subsequent attempts of the respected members of the worldly assembly of knowing Shia have had several important accomplishments and we mention some of them.

  • Compilation, translation, research and correction of about 150 volumes of books in order to promote and spread the divine culture of Shiaism
  • Holding lessens and classes of Shia studies, Imamah studies and answering to the Shobohat(doubts), also preparing film, CD in the form of software made of the lessons and classes of answering doubts and debates etc. about 300 kinds of software and its duplication and distribution in widespread limit.
  • Establishing a powerful site which includes more than 5000 titles of books and more than 10000 professional essays
  • The unity of Mostanserin(those who embraced Shiaism) through which -by the divine grace- tens of people has believed in the Imamah and divine authority of Imam Ali(pbuh)
  • Scholarly answering to more than 14500 doubts
  • Attempts, writing letters and so many sessions for establishing the field of Shia studies in scientific and academic assemblies
  • Holding several conferences and professional meeting of Shia studies including the great conference of knowing Shia, challenges, opportunities, approaches. Holding the chain of conferences of Imam Ali (pbuh), holding the national congress of Qadir and Islamic awakening etc.
  • Constructing and commissioning of the professional library of Shia studies with more than ten thousand titles of books
  • Editing, duplicating and duplicating more than 93 types of different handouts regarding Shia studies that have been so effective
  • Preparing and sending more than 100 thousand titles of the religious books into several countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, America, Indonesia, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.
  • Publishing monthly journals of Shia studies, Imamah studies each of them with the circulation of 20000 per month
  • Puplishing professional quarterly of Shia studies of Nedaye Tashayyo(the call of Shiaism)
  • Compiling and publishing and distributing more than 110 titles of books and useful and precious scientific writings
  • Establishing new branches of Shia studies and spreading the activities of this institute especially in the provinces of Tehran and Karaj
  • Scientific and cultural interaction with international and transnational centers and institutions especially Shia institutes and constitutions
  • Compiling and publishing a chain of flashcards of Shia studies with high circulation and widespread distribution
  • Holding annual festivals of the anniversary of the birth of Imam Ali(pbuh) under the name of the sunrise of the sun of Shiaism
  • Holding national geopolitical congress of Shiaism
  • Holding the chain of sessions of knowing Shia, the necessities, challenges, solutions

Some underway projects

  • The great project of universal charter of Shiaism for explaining the principles of beliefs and goals of Shia
  • Holding national geopolitical congress of Shia
  • Holding scientific sessions and congresses especially the international congress of knowing Shia
  • Publishing more than 110 titles of professional books in different attitudes of knowing Shia
  • Developing the activities in cyber spaces of different websites
  • Great project of verses of Wilayah(divine authority) in Quran that yet five volumes have been published.
  • The great project of Thaqalayin and the reasons of their separation by Sunnis
  • Fulfilling different scientific and professional and research projects

The development perspective of the goals of the worldly assembly of knowing Shia

These following fundamental and practical projects all have been set and edited and in the case of having required finance will be applied.

  • Establishing international university of knowing Shia, to teach the courses about Shia including the rightfulness of Shiaism, the history of Shiaism, Imamah and Wilayah, identity, belief principles, jurisprudential specialties, cultural features, theology etc.
  • Compiling the encyclopedia of the known individuals of Shiaism in order to record and keep the precious heritage of Shia scholars, compilers, writers and artists
  • Spreading academic field and professorship of knowing Shia inside and outside Iran
  • Spreading the centers and academic assemblies of knowing Shia nationally and internationally
  • Explaning and compiling the great geopolitical project of Shia
  • Codifying the worldly doctrine of Shiaism and Imammah
  • Introducing and promoting the great Islamic and transreligious?? Shiaism in widespread and universal level
  • Establishing various units of knowing Shia in target courtiers
  • Compiling academic books of knowing Shia in different levels from the preliminary to the professional PHT etc.

A brief introduction to some of the projects

  • Introducing and promoting Shiaism as a formal and dynamic religion

Planning and implementing attractive audiovisual and different religious programs in widespread limit, introducing and promoting value patterns and special and privileged features of Shiaism that have universal acceptance. In fact introducing the unique features of the divine culture of Shiaism in order to be effective in promoting the society and Islamic Ummah

  • Elevating the academic and professional level of the issues regarding knowing Shia

Deep research in titles and subjects of knowing Shia in important and authentic resources of history and with analysis and logical argumentation, codifying the scriptures and required books for the professional field of knowing Shia etc.

  • Establishing the professional libraries of knowing Shia

Identifying and collecting issues regarding Shia like beliefs, different information regarding Shia and infallible Imams (pbut) including books, academic articles, thesis and any precious issue regarding knowing Shia due to the non-existence of professional library of knowing Shia in Iran, hastening this project is so essential that thanks God the initial acts have been done and about 4 thousand books have been prepared.

  • Establishing software database

Due to today’s technology and the general attitudes of people toward computer and internet as something accessible to everyone, we are establishing software database very actively and with appropriate quality in order to complete other Shia internet websites.

  • Investigating and publishing issues regarding knowing Shia

The great scholars throughout history have many precious issues regarding the virtues of Shia that we hope to serve the school of thought of Ahl Al-Bait through research and correction and publishing these writings into international and current languages.

  • The great encyclopedia of Shia famous individuals, inventors and discoverers

In this project all Shia famous individuals, inventors and discoverers all around the world from the very beginning of the emergence of Islam till now are investigated and their names and biographies are registered in this encyclopedia. The distribution of the CD of this encyclopedia will be the complementary part of the electronic library.

  • The unit of those who have embraced Shiaism

The worldly assembly of knowing Shia has played the valuable role in guiding those who are benefited from the divine knowledge of Ahl Al-Bait through establishing this unit and has supported them physically and spiritually.

  • The international conferences of knowing Shia

There are different reasons for holding such conferences like the existence of the prominent figures of Shia with useful ideas and thoughts all over the world, getting aware of the activities of institutes and Shia centers outside Iran and academic and cultural cooperation with them, giving direction for strengthening the Shia centers, other nations and analysis of shortcomings of their Shias people and researching the effective solutions in order to prevent their vulnerability

  • The great project of universal charter of Shiaism

In this project the principles of beliefs, the indisputable and the connected goals to the divine knowledge of Shia become clear and after being confirmed and approved by the grand Ayatollahs and the scholars and the prominent figures of the Shia world, will be translated into several languages and will be exposed at the world in different indelible plans and it will be declared that these are our principles of beliefs and everyone who ascribes to us anything other than that he has said lie and accused us. It should be noted that there are more than 100 prominent researchers and well-aware scholars cooperate in codifying this project (which includes around 600 entries).

  • Establishing the institute of knowing Shia

Due to the fact that knowing Shia is a professional and academic field and it has different attitudes and subjects and it is not classically and regularly under education in universities and Islamic seminary assemblies and on the other side there are bounties of the talented students and the prominent professors of this field in Qom, it causes to feel the necessity of establishing the institute of knowing Shia.

  • International contacts in order to exchange and interaction with academically and culturally Islamic centers
  • Studying the precise points, knowing methodically different aspects of the life of infallible Imams, introducing t heir divine features with a new look and new dialogue and new structure in an attractive and eloquent way
  • Codifying the encyclopedia of the well-known Shias

This encyclopedia includes the Shia famous figures in scientific, artist and other fields. Also the names of all Shias who have had the inventions and discoveries from the beginning of the emergence of Islam till now

  • The fundamental researches and analysis regarding knowing the shortcomings of Shia clergies in order to prevent from attacks of the enemies and restoring the spiritual capitals and their social sacredness
  • Answering scholarly the doubts and wrong accusations
  • Analysis and research precisely about different denominations of Shia and introducing the real and main Shia who is connected to the source of divine knowledge and has reached to the perfection through grasping Quran and Ahl Al-Bait and applying their precious teachings.
  • Coordination and following up for establishing the professorship of the academic field of knowing Shia in international and important universities and codifying the scriptures of the academic books of this field
  • Establishing the powerful website with high capabilities and options into 33 current languages
  • Holding the training courses for answering doubts and arguments for proving Imamah and Wilayah
  • Explaining methodically and elevating the academic and professional level of the issues and titles regarding the divine pillar of Wilayah

Doing researches scholarly and fundamentally about the issues of regarding Wilayah including goals, the main responsibilities, the principles which gives dignity and honor, the virtue and blessings of that for mankind especially for the Muslim world, research about the Wilayah in the viewpoint of the Quran, the Narrations of the prophet of Islam and infallible Imams, the Islamic scholars throughout the history of Islam, its firm connection to the concept of Wilayah of Faqih(jurist) etc.