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Seyyed Abolhasan Navvab

Islamic Jurisprudence, Inter-religious Dialogue, Shia Studies Associate Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

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Dr. Abul-Hassan Navvab was born in 1958 in Shahreza, Isfahan. Having passed elementary educations, he entered Hawzah Ilmmiyyah. Up to the victory of Islamic revolution in Iran, Navvab continued his seminary education in classical Islamic scholarship, teaching at the schools affiliated with Hawzah. In the past twenty years he has always been active in several administrative, mostly culcural, positions. Having made several long and short international trips, Dr. Navvab has achieved an invaluable experience of visiting more than 70 foreign countries. In order to preach the peaceful message of Islam and resolve cultural and social crises. He has also published a number of books and articles the most important of which are: Purity of Human (Arabic) and Geography of the Shiite (Persian).


Mohammad Shokri-Foumeshi

Manichaeism and other ancient Iranian religions Assistant Professor, University Of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran.


Born in Iran, studied History of Iran and Iranian Ancient Languages and Culture at the Universities of Zahedan and Tehran with his MA thesis entitled “Third Creation in Manichaeism” under the supervision of late Prof. Dr. B. Gharib (2000). Afterwards, he moved to the Freie Universität Berlin where he completed his PhD in Iranian Studies with the dissertation entitled “Mani’s Living Gospel and the Ewangelyōnīg Hymns” (2014) under supervision of Prof. Dr. D. Durkin- Meisterernst. The study was published by the URD Press in 2015. Since 2014 he is teaching and supervising MA and PhD students at the URD, faculty of World Religions, where he has founded the department of Iranian Religions for foreign students in 2020. His main research areas are ancient Iranian studies, esp. Manichaean studies. His research interest has focused on Manichaean Middle Iranian manuscript fragments discovered in Turfan oasis, Xinjiang, China. He is a member of IAMS (International Association of Manichaean Studies).

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Heidar Dabbaghi

Islamic History and Muslim Civilization Ph.D. Student, The Department of Islamic History and Muslim Civilization, The Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

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