“Nahj al-Balaghah” is a collection of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali’s sermons, letters, and aphorisms. It is not only a precious work of hadiths and a set of constructive Islamic teachings but also one of the most important works concerning Arabic literature and a symbol of Arabic rhetoric. The book has since a long time ago been a focus of the attention of Muslim scholars. This is because of the special status of Nahj al-Balaghah as a symbol of the Tradition along with the Holy Quran and its comprehensiveness with regard to practical and applied doctrines in the lives of Muslims.
The significance of Nahj al-Balaghah motivated us in Nahj al-Balagha Research Center (Tehran, Iran) to assign the First International Book Prize for Nahj al-Balaghah in order to propagate the Alawi culture and lofty doctrines of the book more than ever. The Nahj al-Balaghah Foundation, the Book House, and the Deputy of the Quran and ‘Itrat of the Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance will play their role in this Prize as our partners.
Given that the prize is international, works concerning Nahj al-Balaghah or Imam Ali in any languages can be accepted. Scholars are invited to contribute with any works engaging Nahj al-Balaghah, including both traditional studies of topics and interdisciplinary studies, sciences of Nahj al-Balaghah such asdocuments, literature, rhetoric, commentaries and bibliography, textual studies of Nahj al-Balaghah including edits of manuscripts and translations.
Along with the Prize event, there will be a 2-day workshop on “Human and Social Relations in Shi’a Tradition” by Prof. Pakatchi. Those interested are welcome to apply.
International workshop: “Sunni-Shi‘i Relations in Europe: How to Study Them?”, Migration Institute of Finland, Turku, 13–14 December 2018.
This workshop is the second of a series of exploratory workshops on Sunni–Shi‘i Relations in Europe funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS).
For the programme of the workshop or information on the project, please contact Dr. Elvire Corboz (firstname.lastname@example.org).