Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last date for submissions to the National Conference on Hadith of Imam Reza (a.s) announced

The head of the organizing committee of the National Conference on Hadith of Imam Reza (a.s) announced that the last date of sending submissions to the conference is 6th August 2013 (15th Mordad 1392 of Iranian Calendar).

HadithNet website quoting from Fars News Agency reported that Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen Mahdi Ghulamali while referring to the Conference on Hadith of Imam Reza (a.s) said, “Imam Reza International Cultural and Art Foundation was founded with the aim of organizing conferences on various topics related to Imam Reza (a.s). Qum being one of the two most important religious cities in Iran, has so far organized various conferences about Imam Reza (a.s).”

The head of the organizing committee of the Conference on Hadith of Imam Reza (a.s) added that after extensive discussions it was decided to organize this conference as part of Imam Reza (a.s) International Arts and Culture Festival. Elaborating on the theme of the conference he said, “Imam Reza (a.s), the eighth Shiite Imam, during his presence in Iran, narrated many traditions (Ahadith). These traditions were narrated sometimes in teaching sessions. Some of them were orally transmitted and some others were mentioned during different debates.”

He while referring to various collaborating centers and institutes said, “Dar al-Hadith Institute, Quran and Hadith University, Quran and Hadith Research Institute, Al Mustafa University, Noor Computer Research Center for Islamic Sciences, Advanced Center for Hadith, Hadith Society of Qum Seminary, Department of Cultural and Islamic Guidance are collaborating with us in this effort.”

He also added that this conference will be held at different sections to cater different groups. These groups include senior teachers, research fellows, university and seminary students.

The general section of the conference includes themes like story writing which are attractive and which were welcomed by the people.

Mr. Ghulamali mentioned that forty different stories have been written based on the traditions narrated by Imam Reza (a.s). These stories all in Persian have been put up on Dar al Hadith website and interested participants can chose five stories from these and participate in the competition.

The topics taken into consideration for the section specific to senior teachers and university and seminary students includes topics like Imam Reza’s spiritual way of life, Imam Reza’s (a.s) reverence for the Prophet (s.a) and the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s).

Other themes which will be discussed in the conference are Imam Reza’s (a.s) way of life in the areas of Education, Politics and Economy.

Apart from the above mentioned themes, themes like life skills, managing relations, family relationships, interaction with people of other sects and religions, upbringing and training methods, will also be part of the conference.

The head of the organizing committee while referring to the Imam Reza’s (a.s) debates with followers of different sects said, “Imam Reza (a.s), the eight Shiite Imam, would debate people in a respectful manner. He would attentively listen to the other side and would take care of the debating etiquettes and manners. Hence his style is example for us. ”

He also referred to the prizes that will be awarded to the winners. The first prize in section of teachers and research fellows will be 1 million and 500 thousand Tumans in cash. The second prize will be will be a cash reward of 1 million Tumans. Third to fifth positions will be awarded a cash prize of 700 Thousand Tumans each.

In the university students and the amateur writers section, the first prize will be cash prize of 1 million Tumans. The second prize will be a cash reward worth 700 thousand Tumans and third to fifth positions will be given a cash prize of 500 thousand Tumans each.

He concluded by saying that the interested participants must submit their work through the Dar al Hadith website (www.hadith.net) or post it to the following address:
Qum, 15th Khordad Road, Nawbahar Square, After Jihad Township, Dar al Hadith Institute.

More information about the conference can be obtained on the following telephone number: +982537176285.



الموعد النهائي لإيصال الآثار إلى مؤتمر الحديث الرضوي



دارالحديث أعلن الأمين التنفيذي لمؤتمر الحديث الرضوي بأن 15 مرداد 1392 (6 آب 2013 – 6 August 2013) هو الموعد الأخير لإيصال الآثار و المقالات إلى الأمانة العامة. حسب ما أفاده موقع حديث نت الإخباري أوضح فضيلة الشيخ مهدي غلامعلي بأن مؤسسة الإمام الرضا (ع) للثقافة والفن أسست لأجل تنظيم المؤمرات التي تقام باسم الإمام الرضا (ع) ومدينة قم، هي ثاني المدن الدينية الهامة التي تقيم هذه المؤتمرات.

وأضاف بأن المؤسسات الداعمة والمشاركة في هذا المؤتمر هي: مؤسسة دارالحديث العلمية و الثقافية و جامعة القرآن و الحديث و معهد القرآن و الحديث و جامعة المصطفى العالمية ومركز نور للبحوث الكومبيوترية في العلوم الإسلامية و المركز التخصصي لعلوم الحديث و جمعية حديث الحوزة و الدائرة العامة للوزارة الثقافة والإرشاد بقم.

كما قد أشار إلى المشاركة التخصصية المتوفرة للأساتذة و المحققين و طلبة الحوزة والجامعات ومحاورها الأساسية التي منها: (أسلوب الحياة العبادية و الروحية للإمام الرضا (ع) و سيرته (ع) في تعظيم الرسول (ص) وأهل بيته (ع) وأسلوب الحياة السياسية وأسلوب الحياة الإقتصادية ومهارات الحياة الدينية والعلاقات الإنسانية / الترابط و التواصل الإنساني والعلاقات النَسَبية وصلة الأرحام والتعامل مع أتباع المذاهب والفرق والتعامل مع أتباع الديانات ومناهج التربية) وأفاد بأن المشاركة العامة قد واجهت اقبال الجمهور والمشاركة هذه عبارة عن كتابة 5 روايات قصيرة على للراغبين في الإشتراك بهذه المسابقة قرائة 40 حديثا روائيا يتعلق بالإمام الرضا (ع) في موقع حديث نت وكتابة الرواية بناءا عليها.

فقد وصلت إلينا الكثير من كلمات الإمام الرضا (ع) طيلة أيام حياته وفي فترة حضوره في ايران ضمن كلمات وخطابات ومناظرات وإنها تمكّن من التأسي بأسلوبه الكريم في الكلام و التعامل وحتى في المناظرات مع أتباع الفرق والمذاهب الأخرى.

وقال في بيان الجوائز أن المواقع الأولى حتى الخامسة سوف تحضى بما يلي:
الأساتذة والمحققون
- المرتبة الأولى: خمسة عشر مليون ريال
- المرتبة الثانية: 10ملايين ريال
- المرتبة الثالثة وحتى الخامسة: 7 ملايين ريال
طلبة الحوزة والجامعات و الكتّاب الناشئون
- المرتبة الأولى: 10ملايين ريال
- المرتبة الثانية: 7 ملايين ريال
- المرتبة الثالثة وحتى الخامسة: 5 ملايين ريال

وأخيرا أكّد بأن الموعد الأخير لتسليم الآثار والمقالات هو 15 مرداد 1392 (6 آب 2013 – 6 August 2013) يمكن للمشاركين التواصل عبر موقع www.hadith.net أو عنوان: قم، بلوار پانزده خرداد، چهارراه نوبهار، بعد از شهرک جهاد، مؤسسه علمي فرهنگي دارالحديث.

للمزيد من المعلومات اتصل بـ: 00982517176285

UK Supreme court quashes Iran bank sanctions

London, Jun 19 - Britain's Supreme Court today delivered a landmark judgement dismissing claims that an Iranian bank's services facilitated the country's controversial nuclear programme.

Bank Mellat, Iran's largest private bank, had appealed against the UK's decision to include it on a nuclear sanctions list.

In two related judgments, the supreme court ordered the Treasury to remove sanctions against Bank Mellat and said that in future, appeal courts should go into closed session Òonly where it has been convincingly demonstrated to be genuinely necessary in the interests of justiceÓ, British newspaper Guardian reported.

The Tehran-based bank has been fighting to have the sanctions lifted since 2009. The UK Treasury alleged that the bank had financed firms involved in Iran's nuclear weapons programme.

In order to justify the allegations, the Treasury asked the supreme court to go into a secret session for the first time this spring.

ÒToday's ruling is a victory for the rule of law as much as it is for Bank Mellat,Ó said Sarosh Zaiwalla, senior partner of Zaiwalla and Co. Solicitors the NRI law firm that fought the appeal on behalf of Bank Mellat.

The case was heard by nine out of the total 12 Supreme Court judges as part of the closed session.
Today's result follows a victory in the European Court in January 2013, where no evidence was found connecting Bank Mellat to the Iranian government's nuclear programme.

The ruling will come as a relief to Iran's newly-elected President, who commentators hope will be working towards a mutually acceptable resolution of Iran's nuclear activity.

The UK Supreme Court is now expected to order the British government to pay Bank Mellat its legal costs and damages.