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World Conference of the Millennium of al-Shaykh al-Mufid

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The World Conference of the Millennium of al-Shaykh al-Mufid was a scholarly and cultural event held on the occasion of a millennium after the demise of al-Shaykh al-Mufid in Shawwal 1413, April 1993 in the Islamic Seminary of Qom. In the conference, views of al-Shaykh al-Mufid concerning theology, jurisprudence, history, and hadiths, as well as features of his period, were discussed and debated.

Al-Shaykh al-Mufid

Main article: Al-Shaykh al-Mufid

Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Nu'man, known as al-Shaykh al-Mufid and Ibn al-Mu'allim (d. 413/1022), was a prominent Imami Shiite theologian and jurist.

The Conference Organization

The World Conference of the Millennium of al-Shaykh al-Mufid was held on days of the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a) from April 17 to April 19, 1993 (Shawwal 24-26, 1413) in the Higher Training and Judicial School in Qom under the chairmanship of Ayatollah Ustadi and with a message from Ayatollah Khamenei. Over 250 scholarly figures from twenty three countries in the world attended the conference, and views of al-Shaykh al-Mufid concerning theology, jurisprudence, history, and hadith as well as features of his period were debated by many scholars, researchers, and professors of Islamic seminaries and universities, and a number of papers were presented.

List of Papers

Here is a list of papers for the Conference of the Millennium of al-Shaykh al-Mufid, which were published in dozens of volumes:

  • Debates (4 papers)
  • Soul and spirit (7 papers)
  • Usul al-fiqh (principles of jurisprudence) and its issues (9 papers)
  • History (13 papers)
  • Al-Mufid's biography (10 papers)
  • Al-Mufid's bibliography (8 papers)
  • Miscellaneous issues of Theology (20 papers)
  • Miscellaneous papers (10 papers)

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