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Preparations for al-Tehrani’s Conference

The dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr Ali Khdhayir Hejji discusses the preparations for the International Conference on Sheikh Aga Buzurg al-Tehrani
    Faculty of Education/ Information Section … The dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Kufa, Prof. Dr Ali Khdhayir Hejji, has received Sheikh Muntedher Lateef al-Asadi, the director of Sheikh Aga Buzurg al-Tehrani’s library. During the meeting, the preparations for holding the international conference about the revival of the scientific, intellectual and literary heritage of Sheikh Aga Buzurg al-Tehrani in the next late April in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Holy Shrine of Abbas(a.s.). Al-Asadi said that the Sheikh’s library is one of the rare libraries and antiques comprising about five thousand books including historical and narrative encyclopaedias and rare manuscripts. In turn, al-Hejji stressed that the revitalization of this heritage falls within a series of programmes to revive the heritage of scientific personalities in collaboration with the Holy Shrine of Abbas(a.s.). It’s noteworthy that Sheikh Muhammed Muhsin son of Ali son of Muhammedridha al-Tehrani al-Najafi is a cleric, jurist and an Iranian Shiite historian, known as Aga Buzurg al-Tehrani. He is famous for his authorship of the encyclopaedia “The Justification of Shia Writings” which is the most comprehensive and extensive catalogue of the titles of Shiite books and compilations.

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