Ali Akbar Rashad

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Ali Akbar Rashad
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Born 1955[1]
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Islamic philosophy
School Islamic jurisprudence
Main interests Philosophy of religion, Islamic theology
Notable ideas Ibtina Theory
Logic of understanding religion
Ali Akbar Rashad

Ali-Akbar Rashad (Persian: ‌علی‌اکبر رشاد; born on 1955), is an Iranian philosopher of religion and theologian. He is the founder of the "Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought" and has been the president of IICT since its establishment in 1994. The president of IICT holds the highest managerial position and he is responsible for leading the activities, making decisions, managing major actions and coordinating different departments with each other. Professor Dr. Ali Akbar Rashad is a philosopher and he is a high scholar in the field of Philosophy of Religion and Islamic studies. He also holds a new theory in the field of Philosophy of Religion and the Logic of Understanding Religion (Ibtina Theory). He is so active in international scholarly activities and conferences especially in the filed of interfaith dialogue and Philosophy of Religion who has very active contacts with the philosophers of religion around the world. [2]

General information[edit]

Nationality: Iranian; Birth Date: 1955; Field of study: Philosophy of Religion, Religion Studies, Philosophy, Islamic studies, Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Studies; Special Field of study: Methods and Logic of Understanding Religion, The Holder of a New Theory on the Method of Understanding Religion (Ibtina Theory) in the field of Philosophy of Religion[3]

Current position[edit]

Education[edit]

Ali Akbar Rashad is a graduate of Tehran and Qom Islmaic seminaries; he completed his introductory and first grade (studies based on textbooks) of Islmaic seminary education under the supervision of Kamali, Mohammadzadeh Mazinâni, Ali Afkhami (Afkham Rezâyi), Ayatollah Zanjani Najafi, Ayatollah Abd-os-Samad Khooyi in Tehran between 1967 and 1970. Then, he went to Qom to further his education in 1970, and was admitted to Grand Ayatollah Golpayegani Islamic Seminary school, which was considered the first scheduled educational center conducted on the new seminary methodology.

He completed the basics of the second grade being a student of great masters Bakooyi, Hâj Hasan Agha Tehrani, Mokhtar Aminian Gilani, Sayyed Javad Ahmadi Taleghani, Eshtehardi, Mahmoodi-e Eshtehardi, and Salavati-e Araki in this seminary school. He also took Ayatollah Shabzendehdar Shirazi's exegesis and Islamic doctrine lessons, and religions (Judaism, Christianity, Bahá'í Faith and the sect of Wahhabism, ) lessons presented by Abd-ol-Gha'em Shooshtari during the very same period.

Rashad completed the Third seminary grade being a student of Ayatollahs Hâj Sheikh Alipanah Eshtehardi, Mohsen Harampanahi Qomi, Morteza Moghtadayi Esfahani, Mostafa E'temadi khâjavi Tabrizi, Sayyed Abolfazl Moosavi Tabrizi (Reyhani), Morteza Banifazael, Agha Rasool Moosavi Tehrani, Sotoode-ye Araki, Ghafi-ye Yazdi, Sayyed Ali Mohaghegh Dâmâd, and Ja'far Sobhani Tabrizi. Having completed all the ternary grades of the seminary, he attended Khârij and the principles of jurisprudence classes of Grand Ayatollahs Vahid Khorasani, Ali Meshkini, Hosein Ali Montazeri (all in Qom), and Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Mojtaba Tehrani (in Tehran) for a total of twenty five years. He acquired mastery of the various levels of philosophy, while simultaneously acquiring principles of jurisprudence, by attending classes of Magisters and Ayatollahs, Dr. Ahmad Beheshti, Dr. Morteza Mutahari, Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi Gilani.[4]

Academic activities[edit]

Professor Rashad has been teaching higher levels of principles of jurisprudence, philosophy of religion, philosophy and mysticism in the "Islmaic seminary of Tehran" as well as the philosophy of religion and discourse and logic of Understanding Religion at university of Tehran and university of Mashhad for the past thirty years. He has also published more than thirty book volumes and fifty articles on philosophy, philosophy of religion, discourse, Quranic sciences, political thoughts, jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence(usul Al-Fiqh), and philosophy of principles.

Rashad is the founder and chair of IICT, which is considered one of the most prominent non-governmental religious and academic research institutes. The institute is composed of five research centers and five affiliate institutes as well as twenty scientific departments in the fields of philosophy, epistemology, mysticism, Quranic research, philosophy of religion, discourse, logic of Understanding Religion, ethics, jurisprudence, politics, economics, Islamic management, occidental studies, history and civilization, cultural studies, Islamic revolution, contemplative literature, and so forth.

The IICT institute, having been established with the impetus towards contributing to the contemporary intellectual debates and towards attempts to criticize and theorize in the aforesaid fields and areas in the spring of 1994, and is currently publishing nine different scientific magazines with the following titles, in addition to eight hundred other publications all being the outgrowth of the researches and investigations carried out by its departments: ‘Qabasat’ (specialized in philosophy of religion/ ISI ranking), ‘Zehn’ [the Mind] (specialized in epistemology), ‘Eqtesad-e Eslami’ (Islamic Economics) (ISI ranking), ‘Hoqooq-e Eslami’ (Islamic Law) (ISI ranking), ‘Ketab-e Naqd’ (the Book of Criticism) (on thoughts and thoughts criticism), the International Journal of Philosophy of Religion (in English), ‘Qabasat’ International Journal on Islamic social systems (in Arabic), ‘Zamaneh’ [Era] monthly (specialized in contemporary history and political sociology of Iran), and ‘Hashieh’ [the Gloss] monthly (for seminary students and learned youth).

In the past ten years, IICT has compiled, or has been compiling, four different encyclopedias under professor Rashad’s supervision:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Imam Ali (published in 13 volumes)
  2. The Encyclopedia of Qur'an (six out of twenty five volumes completed)
  3. The Encyclopedia of the Holy Prophet’s Conduct (fifteen volumes; in press).
  4. The Encyclopedia of Fatimah Culture (six volumes).

Professor Rashad is also the founder and chair of Imam Reza Islamic seminary. This seminary, comprising four religious colleges (Reza’iyeh, Thameniyeh, Mohammadiyeh, and a higher education institute), is a comprehensive seminary complex offering all the Islamic seminary levels and courses as well as related special majors (philosophy, discourse, public law, private law, penal law, etc.).

Dr. Rashad is currently a member of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, chair of the Board of Supporting Theorizing Platforms, and chair of the council of the Islamic seminaries of the province of Tehran; in addition, he has founded the International Institute of the Islamic Philosophy, and is a founding member as well as the head of the Academic Association of the Principles of Jurisprudence at the Islamic Seminary.

Professor Rashad was entitled the eminent theorizer by Farabi International Festival in 2009, and was awarded prizes and certificates of appreciation by UNESCO, ISESCO, Islamic Republic of Iran’s Presidency, and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (Iran).

He has presented articles and delivered speeches at conferences and scientific and philosophical conventions and conferences in different countries including Germany, United States of America, Austria, Spain, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, England, Italy, Bosnia, Pakistan, Turkey, Tunisia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, France, Cyprus, Lebanon, Vatican, India, Greece, etc.

Persian works[edit]

The Cover of the Book: Encyclopedia of Imam Ali in Persian Language; 13 volumes

a. Books:[5]

  • 1. Theological Philosophy (Theology in its Particular Sense in Sabzewari’s Manzumah); Lessons (unpublished)
  • 2. Expositions of a part of lessons in Islamic Jurisprudence (Jihad), Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (unpublished)
  • 3. Expositions of lessons in Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Topic of Words) of Grand Ayatollah Wahid Khorasani (unpublished)
  • 4. Expositions of lessons in Jurisprudence (Prayer, Guardianship of Jurisprudent, Prohibited Professions) Grand Ayatollah Mojtaba Tehrani (unpublished)
  • 5. Expositions of lessons in Jurisprudence (Prayer, Guardianship of Jurisprudent, Prohibited Professions) Grand Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri (unpublished)
  • 6. Expositions of all lessons in Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence of Grand Ayatollah Mojtaba Tehrani (unpublished)
  • 7. (2009).Allusions. (selected poetry about Imam Khomeini). Compilation.. Institute of Regulation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works
  • 8. (1993). Spectacle of Beauty (poetry), compilation. ettela’at publications.
  • 9. (2006) Freedom and Toleration (political thought). 1st ed. Amir Kabir Publications
  • 10. Seminary; a collection of lectures and dialogues (unpublished)
  • 11. (1999) Violence and Tolerance, 1st ed. Youth association of Thought.
  • 12. (2001).Encyclopedia of Imam Ali (Scientific Editor and Editor in Chief). first edition containing 13 Volumes. 4th edition 2008.
  • 13. Encyclopedia of Fatimah Culture, (Scientific Editor and Editor in Chief) (in press)
  • 14. Encyclopedia of Holy Quran (Scientific Editor) (unpublished)
  • 15. Lessons on the Philosophy of Principles; IICT Publications (in press)
  • 16. Sacred Democracy (Political Thought and Philosophy), 1999 (first edition), IICT Publications. 2nd ed., 2003
  • 17. (2004).Contemporary Study of Religion (an Appraisal of the Ternary Religious Discourses in Iran); IICT Publications. 2005,2nd ed
  • 18. (1993).Imam Khomeini’s Collection of Poems (First Part- editor in chief of provision and codification of the appendices; Institute of Regulation and Publication of Imam Khomaini’s Works
  • 19. (1998).Imam Khomaini’s Collection of Poems, (Introduction, Edition, and Appendices; Orooj publications
  • 20. (1995).Green Stalks of Personal Prayer (poetry on prayer and worship), editor; et-tela’at Institute
  • 21. (1986).Traditions Prevailing the History as viewed by the Holy Quran, 1st ed.,
  • 22. (1990).Threnody 1; Editor in chief and chief of selection, 1190; Institute of Regulation and Publication of Imam Khomaini’sWorks
  • 23. (1997).Religion of Wisdom (editor) in cooperation with Other; IICT Publications
  • 24. (1997).Enthusiasm of Illumination (A Collection of Articles in Poetry and
  • Literature, Compilation; Hoze Honari Publications. 25. (1996).Intuition and Mania (Reflections on Art), Compilation; Et-tela’at Institute
  • 26. (2003).Psychology, Journey’s eighth volume (Sadrol-mota’ahelin Mohammad Shirazi); Research, Critical Rectification, and Introduction, 1st ed.; Sadra Institute of Islamic Wisdom
  • 27. Philosophy of Principles, Ballad; IICT (In press)
  • 28. (2004).Philosophy of Religion, Compilation; second ed., 2005; IICT Publications

[6]

  • 29. (2000).A Selection of Poems (Selections of Contemporary Iranian Literature Series); Neyestan Publications
  • 30. (1993).A Selection of Sonnets by Hakim Fayyadh Lahiji (Selection, edition, and introduction) 1st ed; Amir Kabir Institute
  • 31. (1993).Green Ascent (forty traditions on prayer); selection and translation; Staff for Performance of Prayer Publications
  • 32. (2009).Sense Devoid Of Sense, 1st ed.; compilation; IICT Publications
  • 33. (2010).The Logic of Understanding Religion: an Introduction to the methodology for inferring religious propositions and doctrines; Classification; IICT
  • 34. (1990).Tavern of Love : an interpretation of Imam Khomaini’s Mystical Poems “Sick Eye Collection”, 1st ed.; IICT Publications.
  • 35. (2010).Ibtina Theory, Compilation; Board of supporting theorizing platforms
  • 36. A Critique on Religious Pluralism (A Discourse with John Hick); Classification; IICT Publications (in press)

b. Articles:

  • 1. the Freedom of Insult!, Zamaneh No. 41 and 41
  • 2. Freedom, 2004, Theology Journal, Islamic Azad University.
  • 3. (2003). The beginning of the Neo-Sadraian Era No.1, 2. Hamshahri Newspaper
  • 4. Ijtihaad in Religion Studies, Khorasan Newspaper
  • 5. (2001) Ijtihaadism and the Concept of Readability of Religion. Binehsh Sabz No. 6,7
  • 6. (2008) Ijtihaadism and the Concept of Readability. Ghabasat No. 49
  • 7. (2001) Reviving Religion and Reforming Religiosity. Ghabasat No. 22
  • 8. (2006) Aims and Regulations of Religious and Civic Dialogue. Cultural Relations Monthly
  • 9. The Necessity of Expanding the Functionality of Functionality in Religion Studies. Hamshahri Newspaper
  • 10. (2006). The Current Necessities of Religion Studies. Qods Newspaper
  • 11. (2004). The Current Necessities of Islamic Philosophy. Hamshahri Newspaper
  • 12. A Critical Study of Fundamentalists’ Research Principles. The book of Criticism
  • 13. (2002). Religious Pluralism and the Criterion Challenge. Alvahdah Magazine, No. 273
  • 14. (2001) The Effect of the Islamic Concept of Human on the Political System of Life. Dialogue Journal
  • 15. Development of Science and Perfection of Knowledge. Jam-e-jam Newspaper
  • 16. Knowledge Generation and Innovation. Hamshahri Newspaper
  • 17. (2005). The Status of Religious Culture. Qods Newspaper
  • 18. (2006). The Religious Status and Responsibility of Media. Qods Newspaper
  • 19. (2001). Intellectual Trends and Challenges: Functions and Attitude. Pegah Seminary Journal
  • 20. Hojb-on-noor, the Book of Criticism, No. 35
  • 21. (2001). Imam Ali Encyclopedia and Ideals. Ghabasat, No 19
  • 22. (2001) A Fundamental Introduction to the Philosophy of Principles of Jurisprudence. Zehn (the Mind) Journal, No. 43
  • 23. (2005). On the Elites’ Foundation. Dialogue Journal
  • 24. An Introduction to the Logic of Understanding Religion, 2003. Ghabasat
  • 25. (2001). Religion and Democracy. Ghabasat No. 20,21
  • 26. (2010). The Proximity of Sadraian Method of exegesis to Rationa method and Hermeneutic method in the Second Place. Rayehe Bi-weekly No. 68
  • 27. (2005). Secularism. Resalat Newspaper
  • 28. (2004). Investigating Tradition. Law and Jurisprudence, No. 3
  • 29. (2010). The Hegemony of Metaphor. The Book of Criticism, No. 47
  • 30. (2009). The Hegemony of Metaphor in the Realm of Historical Identity. Strategy of Culture Journal, No. 2
  • 31. The Requisite Establishment of Philosophy of Religion, Logic of Inferring Religion, and Philosophy of Religious Wisdom. Ghabasat No. 38
  • 32. (2002). Reasons for Tendencies toward Secularism. Jam-e-jam Newspaper
  • 33. (2005). The Sacred End of the Days. Dialogue No. 3
  • 34. (2004). The Sacred End of the Days. Ghabasat No. 33
  • 35. (2006). Priority of Cultural Studies over Cultural Engineering. Cultural Engineering Journal
  • 36. Nature as an Indicant of Religion. Ghabasat No. 36
  • 37. (2004). Jurisprudence: Challenges, Flows, and Necessities. The Book of Criticism No. 33
  • 38. (2006). The Philosophy of Correlation. Ghabasat No. 39 and 40
  • 39. (2004). The Neo-Sadraian Philosophy. Alfarabi
  • 40. The Philosophies of Correlation (1) and (2). Hamshahri Newspaper
  • 41. (2010). The Philosophy of Religious Knowledge. Zehn (the Mind) Journal No. 40
  • 42. (2002). The Philosophy of Viaticum. The Book of Criticism No. 4
  • 43. (2001). Readability. Ma’refat Journal
  • 44. The Expanse of the Functionality and Practicality of Reason in Actualization and Clarification of Religion. Jurisprudence No. 8
  • 45. (2008). The Expanse of the Functionality and Practicality of Reason in Actualization and Clarification of Religion. Al-hekma
  • 46. (2003). Modernized Dialogue: Accomplishments, detriments, and Challenges. Zamaneh No. 9
  • 47. (2003). Renewed and Modernized Dialogue. Abrar Newspaper
  • 48. (2005). Argumentation with John Hick. Ghabasat No. 3
  • 49. .....
  • 50. (2001). The Border between Query and Daubt. Porseman
  • 51. (2008). Sense Devoid of Sense. The Book of Criticism, No. 46
  • 52. The Yardstick of Religious Science .Zehn No. 33
  • 53. Justice: Status and Obstacles. Alhoda No. 84
  • 54. (2005). Justice: Status and Obstacles. Dialogue No. 2
  • 55. Justice: Status and Obstacles, Dialogue Journal.
  • 56. (2003). The Obstacles to Criticism and Innovation in the Realm of Religion Studies. The Book of Criticism, No. 26 and 27
  • 57. (2003). The Obstacles to Criticism and Innovation in the Realm of Religion Studies. Siasat-e-rooz
  • 58. (2004). The Obstacles to Modern Thinking in Religion Studies. Meshkat
  • 59. (2005). The Obstacles to Modern Thinking in Religion Studies. Siasat (politics) Newspaper
  • 60. (2005). The Obstacles to Modern Religious Thinking. Ghabasat 34
  • 61. (2005). The Obstacles to Modern Thinking and Theorizing. Mardomsalari (democracy) Magazine
  • 62. (2004). Problems of and Obstacles to Cultural Co-existence. Dialogue No. 1
  • 63. Rumi and Religious Pluralism. Philosophy and Wisdom, First Year, No. 1
  • 64. Ibtina Theory. Ghabasat No. 52
  • 65. The Theory of Construction (Ibtena) of Religious Knowledge on ‘impact-interaction’ of the Five Principles (the Theory of Exploring Dialectic-Dynamical of Religion)
  • 66. A Critique on Ma’refat’s Theory on Quran’s Hermeneutic Interpretation and Essessnce and Implications. The Book of Criticism No. 35
  • 67. (2005). A Critique on John Hick’s Pluralism. Jam-e-jam Newspaper
  • 68. The Role of Religious thinking and Culture in Development, Pajoohesh Index No. 708
  • 69. (2005). Science Generation Movement. Javan Newspaper

Translated works[edit]

Title Language Format
Philosophy of Religion Arabic Book
Sacred Democracy Arabic Book
Philosophy of religion English Book
Sacred Democracy English Book
Philosophy of religion Malay Book
Violence and Tolerance French Book
Sacred Democracy Spanish Book
Philosophy of Religion Azeri Book
A Critique on John Hick’s Religious Pluralism English Book
The Necessity of the Provision of Philosophy of Religion, Logic of Exploring Religion, etc. English Article
The Expanse of the Functionality and Practicability of Reason in Intellection and Actualization of Religion English Article
Sense Devoid of Sense English Article
Philosophy of Religious Insight English Article
Is Rumi a Religious Pluralist? English Article
Religion and Democracy Arabic Article
Investigating tradition Arabic Article
The Expanse of the Functionality and Practicability of Reason in Intellection and Actualization of Religion Arabic Article
Principles of Tolerance Arabic Article
Philosophy of Principles Arabic Article
Ibtina Theory (1) Arabic Article
Ibtina Theory (2) Arabic Article

Ongoing research[edit]

  • Logic of Understanding Religion (Fundamentals and Logic of Exploring Religious Doctrines and Propositions)
The program set out in 1999 with its aim being designing and offering a “comprehensive logic of understanding religion” based on “Ibtina Theory”. The program includes:
  • Fundamentals and Universals of logic of exploring religion
  • The methodology for inferring religious beliefs
  • Methodology for inferring Shari’a (obligatory rules of religion)
  • Methodology for inferring ethics (moral rules of religion)
  • Methodology for inferring religious knowledge
  • Specialized thematic interpretation
The aim of the program, carried out cooperatively, is to infer humanism from the Holy Qoran
  • Philosophy of Principles of Jurisprudence
It is an attempt to design and codify the philosophy of the science of principles
  • A Critique on John Hick’s Religious Pluralism
This project is an extension of Professor Rashad’s argumentation with John Hick to criticizes Hick’s general theory
  • The Encyclopedia of Holy Quran (twenty five volumes)
The encyclopedia is being compiled with the assistance of a group of researchers
  • The Encyclopedia of Fatimah Culture (six volumes)
The encyclopedia is being compiled with the assistance of a group of researchers
  • The Encyclopedia of the Holy Prophet’s Aphorism (twenty volumes)
The encyclopedia is being compiled with the assistance of a group of researchers
  • Divine Ethics Series
Codification of Ayatollah Mojtaba Tehrani’s moral teachings
  • Mystic Journey Series
Codification of Ayatollah Mojtabi Tehrani’s mystical teachings
  • The universal proposal plan on philosophy of religion
Ten philosophical questions on philosophy of religion will be asked of two hundred contemporary philosophers, and after their opinions and inputs have been categorized and analyzed, they will be codified and published in four different languages.

Theories and ideas[edit]

  1. Principles of Logics in Exploring Religious Doctrines and Propositions
  2. Criticism on John Hicks Pluralism
  3. Research in Tradition (Definition, Categorization, Methodology)
  4. The Function of Ration in Establishment of Religion

Teaching experience[edit]

  • 1. Logic & Arabic Literature; 4 Years
  • 2. Principles & Jurisprudence; 10 Years
  • 3. Mysticism; 4 Years
  • 4. Philosophy of Religion; 5 Years
  • 5. Philosophy of Religious Understanding; 2 Years
  • 6. Quranic Sciences; 5 Years
  • 7. Philosophy; 10 Years
  • 8. Advanced Principles & Jurisprudence; 11 Years- continued
  • 9. Philosophy of Principles and Jurisprudence; 3 Years- continued

International conventions and conferences (overseas)[edit]

  • 1. (2006). The Fate of History (the Co-Contemplation of Perio Ins. Norway. The Unified Sacred Fate of History (paper presentation). Switzerland
  • 2. (2003). Basis of Peace: Truth, Justice, Love, and Freedom. Freedom (paper presentation). Vatican
  • 3. (1996). Islamic Revolution, culture, and Development). Islam Abad, Pakistan
  • 4. (2004). Delivering various lectures on the philosophy of religious understanding, objective and subjective principles of art, sacred democracy. Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • 5. (2006). Commemoration of Rumi. Is Rumi a religious Pluralist? (paper presentation). Athens, Greece
  • 6. (1996). International Poetry Festival. Lectures and Poems. Spain
  • 7. (2006). The Second Convention of Leaders of World and Orthodox Religions. Global Security and religions’ Interaction (paper presentation). Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 8. (2002). Religions and Politics. Principles and Resources of Politics in Islam (lecture), Birmingham, England
  • 9. (1998). Delivering lectures in various cities of England.
  • 10. (1999). Secularism. Epistemological foundations of Materialism (paper presentation). George Town University, the USA.
  • 11. (2008). The 6TH Conference on Islam and the Russian Orthodox Church. The Range of Functionality and Practicability of Reason in Understanding Religion (paper presentation). Moscow, Russia
  • 12. (1995). Peace and Justice. Justice, Peace, and International Relations in Islam (lecture). Geneva, Switzerland
  • 13. (1999). Religions’ dialogue. The Future of Religions’ Ties (paper presentation). Geneva, Switzerland
  • 14. (2004). Islam and Russian Orthodox. The Devine End of The Days (paper presentation). Moscow, Russia
  • 15. (1998). Inter-religion Dialogue. Peace and Justice (lecture). Sri Lanka
  • 16. (1998). Family: Principles and Issue. Pathology of Feminism (paper presentation). Athens, Greece
  • 17. (1998). Religion, Government, and Society. Religion, Government, and Society in Contemporary Iran (paper presentation). Torino, Italy
  • 18. (1998). Islam and Catholic Christianity (Lecture). Vienna, Austria
  • 19. (2004). The Role of Religion in Society. Justice; Peace in Islam. Beirut, Lebanon
  • 20. (2005). Modern Attitudes toward Religion. Jurisprudence and its Challenges (paper presentation). Tunisia
  • 21. (2006). Muslim Students’ Solidarity. Muslims’ Solidarity: Advantages and Risks (lecture). Khartoum, Sudan
  • 22. (1999). Iranian and Austrian Elites Convention. The Effect of Islam on Life. Vienna, Austria
  • 23. (2003). Religion Convention. The Secret of Islam’s Eternity and its Compatibility with visions of human life. Hamburg, Germany
  • 24. (2009). International Day of Philosophy. Cultural Co-existence: Principles and Issues. Moscow, Russia
  • 25. (2004). Understanding Religion. Logic of Understanding Religion (paper presentation). Beirut, Lebanon
  • 26. (2012). Islamic Scholasticism. Islamic Educational System. Dubai, The UAE
  • 27. (2004). Imam Ali’s Islamic Center Convention. Messenger of Love and Spirituality (lecture). Vienna, Austria

National and international conventions and conferences (domestic)[edit]

  • 1. (2005). World Philosophy Day Ceremony. The necessity of establishing Philosophies of Correlation on the Basis of Islamic wisdom. Qom, Iran
  • 2. (2008). Dr. Gholamali Afrooz’s Veneration. Islamic Education System (lecture). Ibn-e-Sina Cultural Center, Tehran
  • 3. (1999). Dr. Motahhari and Sayyd Gholamreza Sa’eidi’s viewpoints on reviving Religious thinking. Reviving Religion and Amending Piety (paper presentation). Birjand University
  • 4. (2009). 22nd International Islamic Solidarity Conference. Ijtihadism (Jurisprudentialism) and Readability of Religion. Heads of States Summit Convention Hall.
  • 5. (2008). 21st International Islamic Solidarity. The Goals of Religious and Civic Dialogue. Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 6. (2002). 15th gathering of the Intellectual Investigative Conferences. Ijtihadism (Jurisprudentialism) and Readability (lecture). Qom
  • 7. (2005). The fifth gathering of the Center for Religions’ Dialogue with Catholic Churches of Vatican (Bioethics In Islam and Christianity). Islamic Anthropology (paper presentation). Tehran
  • 8. (2008). The 5th Conference of Religions’ Dialogue between Iran and the World Council of Churches. Global Security and Interaction of Religions (paper presentation). Alzahra Auditorium
  • 9. (2006). the 5th Gathering of the Center for Religions with Selliouk Faculty of Birmingham University (Religions, Peace, Violence. The Principles of Tolerance (papers presentation). Tehran
  • 10. (2001). Pre-congress of Two Sacred Ladies. The Mission of Godly Women in the Face of Contemporary Crisis (lecture). Tehran.
  • 11. (1998). Civil Society (Imam Khomaini Research and Education Institute and George Town University of USA. Sacred Democracy (paper presentation). Qom
  • 12. (2006). 2nd Regional Summit of Divine Religions (Venerating the Religious Sacred and Devine Prophets). Freedom of Speech and the Issue of Insulting the Sacred in Religion.
  • 13. (2004). 2nd International Congress on Molla Sadra. Nature as the Fifth Indicant of Religion (paper presentation). Tehran
  • 14. (2000). 2nd Congress of Researchers of Religion. The Pathology of the Modernized Dialogue (lecture). Qom University
  • 15. (2006). The 2nd Gathering of the Center for Religions’ Dialogue with the Bishops’ Council of Switzerland (religions’ rights). Religions’ Rights (lecture). Tehran
  • 16. (2002). The 2nd Exhibition of Scientific and Research Centers of the Seminary. Renewed Dialogue: Achievements, Damages, and Challenges (lecture). Qom
  • 17. (2008). The 2nd National Convention of Young Elites. The Difference between the Elite and the Educated (lecture). Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 18. (1997). Religion and Peace. The Interrelationship of Religion and Government. Tehran
  • 19. (2006). Aesthetics in Quran. Methodology for Exploring Aesthetic Concepts of Quran (lecture). Tehran
  • 20. (2001). The 3rd Gathering with the Russian Orthodox Church. The Conditions and Regulations of Cultural and Intellectual Dialogue. Tehran
  • 21. (2003). The 3rd Gathering of the Center for Religions’ Dialogue and the Austrian Institute of Saint Gabriel. Justice: Status and Obstacles (paper presentation). Azadi Hotel, Tehran
  • 22. (2005). The 3rd conference on the International Day of Philosophy (Current Necessities in Philosophy. The Necessities of Philosophy in the Realm of Research (lecture). Tehran
  • 23. (2009). The 3rd National Convention of the Elites. The Construction (Ibtina) of Human Sciences on the distinction between the Focus of Religious Human Sciences and that of Secular Human Sciences. Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 24. (2008). The 6th conference on the Dialogue between Islam and the Russian Orthodox Church. The Expanse of Functionality and Practicability of Reason in the Actualization of Religion (paper presentation). Moscow, Russia
  • 25. (2000). Basirat Program. Readability of Religion: a post-religious tenet. Ab Ali
  • 26. (2003). Allameh Tabatabayi. The Obstacles to Criticism and Innovation in Contemporary Iran in the Realm of Research into Religion(lecture). Qom
  • 27. (2008). Philosopher of Culture: Commemoration of Prof. Reza Davari. Philosophy of Culture (lecture). Association of Wisdom and Philosophy, Tehran
  • 28. (2007). The Quadrianuual International Convention of Ahle Beit Assembly. Investigating Tradition (paper presentation). Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 29. (1996). Religion and Contemporary World International Conference. Religion and the New World (paper presentation). Esteghlal Hotel, Tehran
  • 30. (1998). The Joint Conference of Iranian Center for Religions’ Dialogue and Seliok Faculty. The Role of Religious Thought and Culture in Development. Center for Religions’ Dialogue, Tehran
  • 31. (2004). Scientific Development National Conference. The obstacles to Modern Religious Thinking and Theorizing. Sharif University of Technology
  • 32. (2006). 4000 Martyrs Congress. The Position of Martyrs and the Status of Martyrdom (lecture). Tehran
  • 33. (2007). Ayatollah Shah Abadi’s Commemoration Conference on the fifth International Day of Philosophy. The Role of Nature in Understanding Religion. Tehran and Qom
  • 34. (2009). Ayatollah Mohammad Hadi Ma’refat Commemoration Conference. The Current Necessities and Challenges of the Seminary (lecture). IICT, Qom
  • 35. (2004). 40 Martyrs Commemoration Congress. The Role of Martyrs and Martyrdom in National Accomplishments and Security. Alishar
  • 36. (2006). Allameh (most learned man) Sayyed Jalaledin Ashtiani’s Commemoration Congress on the Fourth International Day of Philosophy. The philosophy of Correlation (paper presentation). Dar-ol-shafa, Qom
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  • 38. (2000). Imam Ali International Congress. Alavid Reforms: Nature, Logic, and Fundamentals. Tehran
  • 39. (2006). Investigation of Insulting the Sacred International Congress. Legal nature of Insulting the Sacred (lecture). Tehran
  • 40. (2008). Allameh Sayyed Morteza Asgari’s Commemoration International Congress. Methods of research into arguing tradition (lecture). Firdausi auditorium, Tehran University
  • 41. (2002). Two Holy Women International Congress. Fatima: a Role Model for the Contemporary Woman. Tehran
  • 42. (1998). Seminary Poetry Congress. Lectures and Reading Poetry. Razavi University, Mashhad
  • 43. (1996). Seminary Poetry Congress. Religious Art (lecture). Yazd
  • 44. (2004). Ashura Congress. Manifestation of the Solidarity of the Husseini-eh Among the Followers of Ashura.
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  • 46. (1996). Zoroastrian and Moslem Intellects’ Dialogue, 1996. Islam and Iranians (lecture). The Center for Religions’ Dialogue, Tehran
  • 47. (2000). Religious Dialogue. The Principles of Islamic World View (Article). Tehran
  • 48. (2007). The Elements of the Civilizing Science. The Philosophy of Civilization (lecture). Islamic Azad University, Mashhad
  • 49. (2003). The 1st festival of Premiere Religious Magazines and Articles. Religious Publications (lecture). Qom
  • 50. The 1st Hakim Mola Sadra International Congress. The Philosophy of Neo-Sadra’ian Dialogue (paper presentation). Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 51. (2005). The 1st Joint Speculation on the Science Making Movement. The obstacles to development of the Humanities (lecture). Tehran
  • 52. (2003). The 1st International Day of Philosophy festival. Lecture. Tehran
  • 53. (2007). The 1st International Convention of Islamic World Elites. Islamic World Elites’ Current Prophesy (lecture). IICT, Tehran
  • 54. (2007). The 1st National Convention of the Young Elites. The Pathology of Humanities (lecture)/ Meeting the Young Elites. Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 55. (2001). Qom research Centers Exhibition. Modernized Study of Religion (lecture). Qom
  • 56. (2006). The Joint Speculation of the Academic Staff Members of IICT (philosophies of Correlation. The Nature, Possibility, and Categories of Philosophy of Correlation (lecture). Qom
  • 57. (2000). The Joint Speculation of the Academic Staff Members of IICT. The Current Necessities of Research into Religion (lecture). IICT, Qom
  • 58. (2001). The Joint Speculation of Islam’s and Christianity’s Intellectuals. Manners of Conversation in Islamic Holy Texts. Tehran
  • 59. (2009). The Expansion of theories relating to women Convention. The Necessities and the Framework of Theorizing in women’s Studies. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran
  • 60. (2003). The Joint Speculation on the Encyclopedia of Quranic Studies. The Encyclopedia of Quranic Studies: the Obligations and Occurrences (lecture). Qom
  • 61. (2006). Scientific, Engineering and Cultural Gathering. Cultural Engineering (lecture). IICT, Tehran
  • 62. (2003). Fatimid Encyclopedia Compilers Convention. The characteristics of Article Composition in Fatimid Encyclopedia (lecture). Qom
  • 63. (2003). The Encyclopedia of Quranic Studies Researchers’ Convention. The Method of enhancing the Quality of studies in Religion (lecture). Qom
  • 64. The Initiation of Fatimid Encyclopedia Compilation Convention. Obstacles of Compilation (lecture). Tehran
  • 65. (2003). The Closing Procedure of Imam Ali Encyclopedia Convention. About Imam Ali Encyclopedia (lecture). Tehran
  • 66. (2000). Islam and Development. The Role of Religion in Balanced Development. Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
  • 67. (2005). Asma Convention (Professors of Philosophy, Discourse, Mysticism, and Religions). The Current Necessities of Islamic Philosophy (paper presentation). Qom
  • 68. (2009). Scientific Power, National Power. The Standards of Religious Science (paper presentation). International Conventions Center, Tehran
  • 69. (2001). Imam Ali from the Viewpoint of Young Researchers. Imam Ali’s Personality. Tehran
  • 70. (2008). The National Curriculum. Research- and Course-based Education System: the Growth of Assets, Fundamentals and Elements (lecture). Tehran
  • 71. (2010). The Cultural Diversity of Global Convergence International Conference. The Philosophy of Culture. IRI National Library
  • 72. (2004). Pure Wisdom International Conference, 2004. Lecture. Tehran
  • 73. Qotboddin Shirazi International Conference, 2006.
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  • 75. (1996). Universal Government. The philosophy of Viaticum (and Return) (lecture). Semnan
  • 76. (1999). The Seminary and the Youth. The methodology for behavior toward the Youth (lecture). Qom Seminary and Qom University
  • 77. (2003). The Seminary and the International Era. The Necessities and Detriments of Religious Dialogue. Qom
  • 78. (2007). Book of Religion Biennial. Realms and Levels of Innovation in Religion Studies (lecture). Hoze Honari, Tehran
  • 79. (2007). Cross-national Conference of Seminary Managers and Presidents. The Necessity of Development and Empowerment of Special Majors in the Seminaries (lecture). Qom
  • 80. (2004). Sahifeh Sajjadieh Conference. Scientific Identity and Validity of Influential Invocations (lecture). Shiraz University
  • 81. (2009). Family Law International Scientific Conference. The Philosophy of Family (lecture). Kakh Keshavarzi Auditorium, Tehran
  • 82. (2000). Tehran Seminary Students and Scholars Convention. A Critique on Readability (lecture). Imam Reza Seminary, Tehran
  • 83. (1999). Islamic Propagation Organization Officials’ Convention. Current Intellectual Challenges. Mashhad
  • 84. (2010). Religious Epistemology. The Philosophy of Religious Knowledge. Literature Faculty, Tehran University, Tehran
  • 85. (2006). Cultural Engineering National Conference. The relationship between and the Interaction of Philosophy of Culture and Culture as a Science (lecture). IRIB Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 86. (2008). Modern Religious Thinking National Convention. Shahid Beheshti University.
  • 87. (2008). A Criticism of Dr. Sayyed Hussein Nasr’s Opinions and Beliefs. The Hegemony of Metaphor in the Realm of Historical Identity (lecture). Tehran University, Tehran
  • 88. (2006). Mohammad Reza Sarshar’s (/Rahgozar’s) commemoration. The relationship between Literature and Humanities (lecture). IRIB
  • 89. (2009). Public Libraries Institution (Books Week). The Prophecy of Libraries in Committed Informativeness. Heads of States Summit Convention Hall, Tehran
  • 90. (2014). National conference on Nuclear Jurisprudence, 19 and 20 Feb. 2014; gave speech as the head of the conference.[7]

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