Faculty of Education launches the activities of the scientific conference about Imam Ali(a.s.)’s shrine, its vaults, manuscripts and precious treasuries
Faculty of Education/ Information Section … Within the activities of the celebration of the year 1440 AH, the year of the Commander of the Believers (a.s.), and in the presence of the rector of the University of Kufa, Prof. Dr Muhsin al-Dhalimi and a number of official, academic and religious personalities and in cooperation with the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.), the works of the scientific conference of the Faculty of Education/ Kufa University about Imam Ali(a.s.)’s shrine, its vaults, manuscripts and precious treasuries: landmarks and visions, have been launched. In his speech, Al-Dhalimi said during the opening day that the outcomes of the scientific conference, its recommendations, sayings and wisdoms that were presented will be research projects for Master’s and doctorate degrees proving the scientific priority of Imam Ali (a.s.). Al-Dhalimi brought to light a project of preparing a large scientific encyclopaedia about Imam Ali (a.s.) in cooperation with the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.). In turn, the dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr Ali Khdhayir Hejji, mentioned that the conference aims to preserve the heritage of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.), make a scientific study of the constructional landmarks of the Shrine, the manuscripts, the artifacts and precious treasuries there, highlight the precious Qurans and the aesthetic values of the sacred place and shed light on the historical and archaeological aspects of the Holy Shrine. Al-Hejji added that the most important axes tackled in the conference are: the axis of architectural landmarks in the Shrine, halls and mosques, the axis of inscriptions and decorations, the antiques and valuable objects in the shrine’s coffers and the axis of the Holy Shrine in the historical and archaeological blogs, studies and researches. Al-Hejji stated that the conference included holding a scientific research session that witnessed discussing scientific researches delivered by Dr Salah Al-Fertousi, Dr Hasan Khosho, and the reviewers Sayid Jaafar al-Ashkuri and Prof Ahmed Ali al-Hilli. Also, the conference comprised honouring the Secretaries-General of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.) and the members of the Board of Directors. On the margins of the conference, three exhibitions of the Dept of Art Education have been organized. The first was of plastic Arts of the 4th stage students under the supervision of Dr Ali Ameen al-Juburi. The second was of handicrafts under the supervision of Asst Prof. Wiam al-Mudhaffar. Supervised by Dr Ali Hmood and Lect. Ali al-Rewwaf, the 3rd was allocated for calligraphy, decoration and design.