A cultural delegation from Tatarstan paid a visit to the Astan Quds Razavi Islamic Research Foundation to upgrade scientific and research cooperation.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A cultural delegation from Tatarstan paid a visit to the Astan Quds Razavi Islamic Research Foundation to upgrade scientific and research cooperation.
In a meeting held with the Tatarstan cultural delegation, Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Muhmoud Marvian Husseini, director of Astan Quds Razavi Islamic Research Foundation, offered a report on the scientific status of the foundation and talked about foundation’s goals and achievements. He also said, "Most salient and famous cultural and scientific figures of university and seminary are in close cooperation with this research foundation which is attributed to Imam Reza (A.S.)".
He added, "Most activities of ours are in the domain of Qur’an, Islamic sciences and also the humanities from the viewpoint of Islam and religions. We are cooperating in holding two international conferences this year, “Religious Nurturing from Viewpoint of Islam and Other Monotheism Religions” and “Imam Reza (A.S.) and Dialogue with Other Religions”".
Marvian Husseini reminded, "The Foundation has taken its greatest effort to attend to other religions’ thoughts in research activities. If we want to introduce Islam as a universal religion, we have to take other religions and thoughts into consideration as well".
Noting that lots of difficulties and violence within the Islamic world originates from the lack of study and information over other religions, director of Astan Quds Razavi’s Islamic Research Foundation reiterated, "ISIS is a deviated thought from the reality of Islam which was formed by rigid thought and religious one-sidedness and direct support of arrogant powers. On the other side, we are living in vicinity of the Imam (A.S.) whose cognomens are the Learned of the Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.) household and Gracious Man. We do believe that Imam Reza (A.S.) is an alive reality for thoughts, feelings, and behavior of humans in search for graciousness and knowledge".
He also continued, "We have many research works in various areas in jurisprudence, as an instruction for the life of people. We have also produced some good research works in jurisprudence, devotion, judiciary, and jurisprudential rules recently".
"We have also had intellectual and scientific achievements in the areas of faith and thought issues. Also, the Foundation study and try to offer strategy based on Islamic teachings in the domain of modern civilization and future of Islam. Other aspect of our activities is to revive and edit old manuscripts and documents", Marvian added.
Expressing his happiness over expanding scientific and cultural ties with Tatarstan and Russia, he said, "When we see like-minded people of these regions, we become very happy and we hope for to a continuation of scientific and cultural exchanges between the two sides".
It is worth mentioning that five Tatar researchers and intellectuals were present in this meeting. The guest group was under the supervision of Gulnara Gabder Rahmanova, the head of the State Committee Archives of the Republic of Tatarstan, and got familiar with research activities of Astan Quds Razavi’s Islamic Research Foundation.