Editorial Board


Navvab, Seyed Abolhasan

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).

Publishing Head Manager

Hosseinpoor, Seyed Mohammad Mahdi

Islamic Theology Assistant Professor in the Department of Islamic Theology, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran



Shokri-Foumeshi, Mohammad

Manichaeism and other ancient Iranian religions 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).

Associate Editor

Jam, Pedram

Ancient Languages and Cultures Assistant Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


Pedram Jam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. He has earned a BA in Archaeology (1999), and a MA (2002) and a Ph.D. (2008) in Ancient Languages and Cultures from the University of Tehran. He has been a member of the History Department of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad since 2014. The history and culture of the Sasanian period, Iranian calendars, and the private law of Zoroastrians of the pre-Islamic period are among his favorite subjects, and he has published several articles on these subjects in scientific journals. He is currently conducting research on Iranian calendars, the private law of ancient Zoroastrians, and Sasanian culture and civilization.


Editorial Board

Al-Araji, Hussein sayed Noor

Wasit University, Iraq


Amouzgar, Jaleh

University of Tehran, Iran


Canepa, Matthew

University of California, Irvine, USA


Cereti, Carlo G.

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Esmaielpour Motlagh, Abolghasem

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


Foltz, Richard

Concordia University of Montreal, Canada


Kreyenbroek, Philip

Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany


Orsatti, Paola

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Pourjavady, Nasrollah

University of Tehran, Iran


Sangari, Esmaeil

University of Isfahan, Iran


Schwartz, Martin

University of California, Berkeley, USA


Sims-Williams, Nicholas

SOAS University of London, UK


Voskanian, Vardan

Yerevan State University, Armenia


Yang, Fuxue

Dunhuang Research Academy, Lanzhou, China


Executive Manager

Mohammad Javad Ghadimi

University of Religions and Denominations