Shi‘a; definitions and denominations
History of Shi‘a
Specialties of Shi‘a theology and Fiqh
Shi‘a governments during history
Shi‘a Imams; Identity and life
History of Shi‘a education (Hawza Elmiyah)
Theory of Wilayat Faqih and thoughts Imam Khomeini
The course is open for foreign people who hold or engage in Bachelor Degree or higher educational level. The course is highly recommended for advanced MA Students and PhD-Students in Religious Studies (Scientific Study of Religion), History of Religions, Islamic studies, Shi‘a Studies, Area Studies (Oriental Studies, Islamic Studies, East Asian Studies, Central Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, Iranian Studies), Theologies, Philosophy, Sociology of Religions.
The aim of this course is to let the those who are interested in Islamic and Shi‘a studies to know it from its direct sources. This program tries to introduce Shi‘a faith and its ideology to the participants.
15 July – 25 July (additional days must be considered by applicants of optional tours)
Visiting the holly shrine of Fatima Ma’suma in Qom, Mosque of Jamkaran, The biggest library of manuscript of Shi‘a books, Qom Bazar. Meeting with some Shi‘a grand Ayatollah and scholars in Qom.
Tour of Tehran visiting places
Tour of Kashan visiting places
Tour of Isfahan visiting places
Tour of Yazd visiting places
The program (education + catering + accommodation at the Dorm) is free.
Transportation (airport pickup & leave, Tehran to Qom and back) 50 Euro
Accommodation at hotel 350 Euro (double bed. two people can pay 400 Euro and share the room)
Tour of Tehran (one day + entry costs) 35 Euro
More optional programs:
Tour of Kashan and Yazd (one night and two days) 150 Euro
Tour of Isfahan and Shiraz (three nights and four days) 300 Euro
Ziyarah of Mashhad (three nights and four days) 250 Euro