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Introducing the Center

Introducing the Research Center of Imam Ali (Peace be upon him):

Illustrating the year of 1379 with the holy name of Amir al-Mu'minin (Commander of the Faithful) (A.S.) by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, manifests the purity of hearts and inner passion. In this regard individuals and organizations took some measures as far as their capabilities and potentials like holding the International Congress on "Imam Ali (A.S.) and Justice, Unity and Security" by the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies.

The need for sustaining the created space and also the heartfelt mirth is of the beds providing the essential grounds for proposing the establishment of "Imam Ali Research Center" in the final days of congress.

In Khordad of 1380 the Council on Higher Education Development approved the establishment of the Center.


Objectives of the Center:

Objectives of the center regarding fulfillment of the fourth paragraph of Article 3 of the constitution based on strengthening the spirit of investigation, research and innovation in the fields of science, technology, culture and Islam, are:

Identifying the practical and theoretical life of Imam Ali (A.S.) on the social dimension in its broad sense

Providing theoretical and practical aspects of Imam Ali’s (A.S.) social life for human society in order to move towards Alavi community


Duties of the Center

  1. Review and research in the field of theoretical and practical aspects of Imam Ali’s (A.S.) life on the social dimension
  2. Publication of research results for the enlightenment and benefit of public opinion
  3. Introducing the concept and practice of Imam Ali (A.S.) to non-Muslim communities
  4. Providing the implemented strategies and solutions inferred from the practical sayings of Imam Ali (A.S.) on the social dimension
  5. Utilizing the research of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars on relevant issues at the international level
Future Plans

Holding Al-Ghadir International Congress
Publishing the best nine theses regarding Hazrat Ali (A.S.)
Publishing six research projects regarding Hazrat Ali (A.S.)
Publishing a collection of articles about Hazrat Ali (A.S.)
Providing the second Alavi Journal
Providing early plan of the Great Encyclopedia of Imam Ali (A.S.)
Feasibility study of religious researches with mode of art regarding Hazrat Ali (A.S.)
Introducing the underway researches and activities
Plans under Implementation

Plans under Implementation :

Establishing the comprehensive database of documents and works of Imam Ali (A.S.)
Completion of theses and dissertations by students at Masters and PhD courses on topics related to Imam Ali (A.S.)
Collection of related articles
Workshop about the methods of investigating Imam Ali’s (A.S.) character and life
Creating audio and video archive concerned with Imam Ali (A.S.)
Collection of manuscripts and its image
Scientific and research call on topics related to Imam Ali (A.S.)
Scholars’ agreement in doing researches about Imam Ali (A.S.)
The Most Important Activities of Imam Ali (A.S.) R

Research Projects:

Given the current circumstances and needs of different social classes, the research plans were evaluated in the Scientific Council of Imam Ali (AS) Research Center after summon among national and international researchers and scholars to identify some dimensions of Imam Ali’s (AS) character and life. A research contract has been signed with the approved plans and some research results have been published in book form.

Including them is the book of Ali Al-Imam Al-Mubin” which is written by professor doctor Ali Abolkheir, contemporary Egyptian scriber and has been published in Arabic and Farsi.


Publishing the works of the International Congress on Imam Ali (A.S.) and Justice, Unity and Security:

Of more than 250 works that were filed from country and abroad, papers were selected for presentation at the congress with a diagnosis of referees among scholars of seminary and university. Of the series four volumes have been published in Persian and Arabic so far, the rest is under publication and a volume soon will be published in English.


     Establishment of Specialized Library of Imam Ali (A.S.):

The library has begun its operation with more than 5,500 volumes, at nearly 2000 topics related to Imam Ali (AS), since early 1384, and users can use its books according to the relevant regulation. The books are in languages ​​such as: Arabic, English, Urdu, Russian, Chinese, French, and Japanese.

In part of the library reference books, rare books, images of manuscripts, theses and dissertations by students are maintained.

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