Anahita Alavi Date: 14 January 2019 Time: 6:30 PM Finishes: 18 March 2019 Time: 8:30 PM Venue: MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square Room: MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room Type of Event: Workshop Please note that the course will commence on 14 January 2019 and not 7 January 2019 as previously advertised and that it will run until 18 March 2019 instead of 11 March 2019.
In 1934 the New York Public Library (NYPL) purchased a sizable collection of 250 volumes of Arabic manuscripts through the fund for Semitic literature that had been provided by Jacob Heinrich Schiff. Ms New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, Arabic Manuscripts Collection, Volume 51985A, a facsimile of which is included in the present publication, belongs to the Shīʿī material among the collection.
As Abû ʿAbd Allâh al-Ḥusayn, son of ʿAlî and Fâṭima and grandson of Muḥammad, moved inexorably towards death on the field of Karbalâʾ, his sister Zaynab was drawn ever closer to the centre of the family of Muḥammad, the ‘people of the house’ (ahl al-bayt).
“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 (email@example.com).
14e Journée Henry Corbin. Paris, 24 novembre 2018.
The 8th Intensive Course on Shi’a Islamic Studies (Iran – 2019)
· Organized by the University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran)
· Workshop: February 22-28, 2019
· Venue: Mashhad, Astan Quds Razavi
· Cultural Tour (Optional): Tehran, Isfahan, Qom
· Language: English
· Partial Scholarships are available
· Registration Deadline: 31 December 2018
· More Information: http://shiacourse.urd.ac.ir
· Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com