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Monday 21st of August 2017
  • Imam Taqi al-Jawad (A.S) and Mamun

    The tale of Mamun-or Rashid’s first meeting with the young son of Imam Ali Ridha (A.S) is interesting. Once when our 9th Imam, Imam Taqi (A.S) was only nine years old, he was walking down a street of Baghdad, when Mamun-or Rashid and his soldiers came by. All the other children on the street ran away but Imam Taqi (A.S) did not.

  • Professor Ansarian: heartfelt praise is acquired by believing in Origin and Resurrection

    Qom- DarolErfan/ the researcher, exegete and scholar of the Holy Quran said: thanking the blessing of Allah is counted as worship, saying Al-Hamdullah (praise be to Allah) is praising Allah by tongue and faith is referred to as heartfelt praising. Worships are counted as the praise of limbs and if praising is done in any other form, it is not praise.

  • Why does Allah Almighty value the prestige of a believer so much?

    Professor Ansarian referring to the question that why Allah the merciful has forbidden backbiting someone and counted its sin equal to eating the meat of that person,s corpse according to Surah al-Hajarat, said: since Allah Almighty values the prestige of a believer so much and respects his personality. He cares about the personality of his believer and does not like that someone damages it by backbiting, so he has closed all the doors of negativity toward his pious servants and counted doing so as forbidden.

  • Professor Ansarian: being indifferent toward one another is a huge sin/ you have no religion if you are not thinking about solving other people,s problems.

    Qom- DarolErfan/ the exegete, researcher and the scholar of the Holy Quran said: we have not been ordered to be kind and show affections only to those who are pious and shia, but the followers of Alulbayt (PBUT) must help the Christian, the Jewish, the sunnis and the needy shia kindly and with any expectation, and this is the true characteristics of the men and women believers.

  • About darol-erfan

    Dār al-'Irfān The Scientific and Research Center Dār al-'Irfān al-Shī'ī was founded in 1377/1998 under the auspices of the erudite and divine scholar, Ustād Husayn Ansāriān. This cultural and religious Institute has been established based on approved articles of association and as per the permission issued by the Ministry of Islamic Guidance for the fulfillment of the following goals: Goals and fields of activity: To act upon the Prophetic tradition "Indeed I leave with you Two Weighty Things: Allah's Book and my descendants, my household" and guard the borders of the Islamic faith. The goals and fields of activity include: 1. To endeavor towards the propagation of the pure teachings of the Prophet's Immaculate Household (ASS) in Iran and abroad. 2. To collect, compile, and author religious books and articles from and into foreign languages. 3. To cooperate in order to hold cultural and artistic fairs, exhibitions, and festivals for state-run and or private organizations and centers. 4. To enter into cultural and artistic exchange through providing cultural and artistic services and goods, including books, periodicals, audio and video tapes and multimedia. 5. To make efforts in order to collect cultural and artistic works for the preservation and protection of cultural and religious heritage. 6. To establish relations and interact with cultural, artistic, and religious centers in Iran and abroad. 7. To carry out publishing activities through the required permits in order to publish books in multifarious fields and revive the written heritage of Shi'i scholars. 8. To design, establish and found general and special libraries and also establish centers for the preparation and reproduction of religious audio and video tapes and multimedia. 9. To establish information websites for rendering scientific and research services in the fields of Islamic sciences and teachings. 10. To establish centers in order to provide answers to religious, ethical, domestic, and social questions, asked via the Internet, phone, and correspondence or in person. 11. To establish special centers for training preachers in order to propagate the Islamic faith in Iran and abroad. 12. To collect, compile, and publish the works of the great scholar, Ustād Husayn Ansāriān. Since a large number of youths have welcomed the thoughts of the Ustād in the last four decades, and due to the impacts of his lectures within the same period, so far more than 80 volumes of his invaluable books have appeared under 50 titles and more than 5,000 hours of his recorded lectures, exceeding 480 titles, including fundamental topics of Islamic sciences and teachings, particularly in the fields of Islamic beliefs, biography of the Prophet (SAW), ethics, exegesis, Islamic mysticism, theology, and social studies have been published by the center. Thanks to the Divine Grace, 'Erfan websites (www.ansarian.ir; www.erfan.ir ; www.shieh.ir ; www.emamsajjad.com) is active in 28 widely used languages, providing the general public with most of the Ustād's written works as well as approximately 3,000 topically arranged lectures. Besides, a rich and diverse collection of works on Islamic sciences and teachings, the biography of the Prophetic household (ASS), religious articles and special issues, and thousands of questions and answers regarding Islamic beliefs, ethics, theology, and jurisprudence accompany the texts of the Holy Qur'an, Nahj al-Balāgha, and Sahīfat al-Sajjādīyya together with the Ustād's fluent and precise translations, have been made available to the users of the website. In order to bear good tidings to students and scholars and also to answer the call of a number of scholars regarding the preparation of the texts of the Ustad's lectures, a series entitled Survey of Islamic Teachings is in the process of publication and the first volumes of this invaluable series are being edited by the Research Department of the Center and they are to appear soon; thereby the fruitful lectures, based on original Shi'i sources, will be made accessible to the interested audience. In case our dear users need further information, are interested in the Ustad's works, or would like to contact him, they may contact the Institute and await a quick reply. Postal address: No. 27, Kūche 19, Khīyābān-e Shahīd Fātemī (Dowr-e Shahr), Qom.

  • Professor Ansarian lecture has started in Hamedan

    Qom- DarolErfan/ the lecturing program of professor Ansarian starts in the Mahdeih of Abbas Abad in Hamedan. According to the Public Relations and International Affairs of the Cultural Institution of DarolErfan, professor Ansarian who had been lecturing in the holy shrine of Ahmad ibn Musa (a)- Shah Cheragh -Shiraz about many moral issues which are needed in today,s society, this time he is lecturing about 9 nights in Hamedan. This spiritual ceremony will start at 6:30 pm in Mahdeih of Abbass Abad- Hamdedan with the participation of many lovers of the Ahlulbayt peace be upon them.

  • About professor

    Biography The city of Khānsār has been productive of great scholars, literary figures, and artists of renown, including divine scholars such as the late grand Ayatollahs āqā Husayn Khānsārī, āqā Jamāl Khānsārī, Sayyed Muhammad Taqī Khānsārī, and Sayyid Ahmad ī (Peace be upon them). The great Ustād Husayn Ansāriān scholar, Ustād ("master") Husayn Ansāriān was born in this city in 1323/1944. His father descended from the household of Hāj Shaykh, recognized as a renowned household who rendered great services to the Islamic faith and produced scholars of high ranks. The late grand Ayatollah Shaykh Mūsā Ansāriān (Khānsārī), whose erudition and piety is well-known to scholars, belongs to the same family. The late Imam Khomeini (May his soul rest in peace) was reported as saying that the best book on salāt (prayers) in Shi'i jurisprudence had been authored by the late Ayatollah Ansāriān. He penned tens of scholarly works including Munyat al-tālib, comprising the annotations collected at the late Nā'ini's lectures. All scholars in Najaf recognized him as the greatest jurisprudent only second to the grand Ayatollah Isfahānī, but he did not live long and did not outlive the late Sayyid. The great scholar's household on the maternal side has been of the Mustafavī Sayyids of the city and his grandfather on his maternal line was a creditable and trustworthy figure and many a scholars from Najaf and Qom stayed with him upon their arrival at Khānsār. In this regard, the great scholar narrates a reminiscence of his from his third year of life: "One day the grand Ayatollah Muhammad Taqī Khānsārī had come to my grandfather's house. I was still a child. I opened the door to the room and approached the grand Ayatollah immediately and sat on his lap. My grandfather stepped forward to take me to the private quarters of the house, but the grand Ayatollah declined, caressed me and inquired: 'What would you like to be in future?' and I replied 'I'd like to be like you.' He uttered devotions for my sake. Whenever I recall the memory and reminisce his divine visage and devotions, one of my sweetest recollections comes to my mind." Ustad Ansāriān was three years old when his family moved to Tehran and settled in a religious neighborhood (Khurāsān Street) there. At that time, the center of the scholarly circle was the late Ayatollah Hājj Shaykh 'Alī Akbar Burhān. Our Ustād benefited from that divine scholar since his early childhood. The grand scholar has repeatedly declared that "he has not seen his peer among the divine figures." Being an erudite scholar and a virtuous jurisprudent, Ayatollah Burhān held the imamate of the Friday prayers at Lurzadeh Mosque at the time. He managed the affairs of the mosque in such a way that people from different ages were absorbed by that divine center. He also founded a school in that neighborhood whose students were directly educated by him from the first grade. Thus Ustād Ansāriān relates a reminiscence of his regarding the late Burhān: "I heard many a time from that late scholar, on the pulpit and also at his lectures that he did not favor to end his days in Tehran and be interred there. The issue had entered into his devotions which he entreated from the Almighty on the nights of ihyā', commemorating the martyrdom of Imam 'Alī (AS). At last, in 1338/1954, when I was 14 years old, that great scholar passed away on his pilgrimage to Mecca and was buried in Jeddah in the vicinity of Eve's (AS) tomb." The late scholar's virtues, conducts, and way of life have had such a profound impact on Ustād Ansāriān that he still feels his empty place in his life. Since childhood, Ustād Ansāriān was intimately acquainted with divine figures, such as the late Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Taqī Ghazanfarī, the leader of Friday prayers at Du-rāh Mosque (the Ustad's father's neighborhood in the city of Khānsār). Thus Ustād Ansāriān relates a memory of the late scholar which reveals his spiritual and divine intimate acquaintance with great figures and sages: "In the first year of my studying at the seminary, of which the late scholar Ayatollah Ghazanfarī had become aware, he prepared a memorable feast on the occasion of my studying at the seminary and invited my father's relations as well as a number of the inhabitants of the neighborhood. Such feast thrown on the occasion of my studies by such virtuous scholar provided me with incomparable incentive to further my studies. He was a virtuous scholar who led a simple life and for many a year led the Friday prayers at the time of the tyrannous Pahlavi regime." Another divine figure was the late Ayatollah Sayyid Husayn 'Alawī Khānsārī. He was one of the renowned jurisprudents of Khānsār who led the prayers and taught at Mahalla-ye Bālā ("the Upper Neighborhood") in Khānsār (the neighborhood in which the Ustād's relations on his maternal side resided) and hundreds of students benefited from his lectures. He left Najaf for Khānsār while the Shaykhs of that great scholar had confirmed his expertise in jurisprudence in writing. Let us listen to another reminiscence of his: "It was my first year wearing the clerical attire. I went to Khānsār to pay a visit to my grandfather on the maternal side, the late Sayyid Muhammad Bāqir Mustafawī, my grandmother, and other relations. An acquaintance of mine met me on the street and said: "Would you deliver sermons at āqā Asad Allāh (āqā Asdollā) Mosque for ten evenings?" I accepted the offer. Upon my arrival, I saw the virtuous scholar (the late Ayatollah 'Alawī) among the audience. I wondered at his attendance at the sermon of a fledgling like me. I thought he might be there to meet with the person who had requested the sermon to be delivered, though I was surprised to find him there all the time. He had made his presence there to encourage me." Another figure is Ayatollah Hājj Sayyid Muhammad 'Alī b. al-Radā Khānsārī, with whom our Ustād has been acquainted since childhood as a family relation. Regarding this pious scholar, our Ustād remarks: "Since childhood I learned a great and fundamental point from this pious and distinguished scholar which I still bear in my mind. Each and every Friday evening following the late evening prayer, he stood and recited Imam Husayn's (AS) prayer for the public with such devotions that his spiritual relationship with the Lord of the Martyrs (AS) has profoundly touched my heart and has affected on my morals in a positive way." Another great figure with whom Ustād Ansāriān was acquainted was the late scholar Ilāhī Qumshe-ī, from whose lectures on ethics he benefitted a great deal. The above factors (family background and studying ethics) led our distinguished Ustād to study religious sciences following his graduation from high school as well as consultation with the late scholar Ilāhī Qumshe-ī. Ustād Ansāriān received his seminary education at the scholarly centers in Tehran and Qom. In Tehran, he commenced his literary studies and upon their completion turned to the divine scholar Ayatollah Mīrzā 'Alī Falsafī, who at that time had succeeded the late Burhān as the Imam of prayers at Lurzādeh Mosque, and requested him to study Ma'ālim al-Usūl with him. Being as one of the few scholars entitled to practice jurisprudence through the written permission of the late grand Ayatollah Khu'ī, the distinguished scholar granted the request. Following the completion of studying Lum'atayn (i.e. Shaykh Abū 'Abd Allāh Muhammad b. Makkī 'Amilī's al-Lum'at al-Dimashqīyya, and its commentary, i.e. Zayn al-Dīn b. Nūr al-Dīn 'Alī Jaba'ī 'Āmilī's al-Rawdat al-Bahīyya fī Sharh al-Lum'at al-Dimashqīyya) and Ma'ālim (i.e. Jamāl al-Dīn Abū Mansūr Hasan b. Zayn al-Dīn's Ma'ālim al-Dīn wa Malādh al-Mujtahidīn), he asks for Ayattolah Falsafi's permission to move to Qom seminary. The latter encourages him, embraces him kindly, as when he is asked to provide his student with some admonition, Ayatollah Falsafī provides him with the prophetic tradition "Man kāna li-llāh kāna 'llāhū lahū" ("One who is with God, God is with him"). Our Ustād says: Since that day, I have done my best to be with God and have noticed that God has always been with me. Yes, whoever is with God, God shall be with him." He did his best to maintain intimate acquaintance with divine figures in Qom, as he had done so in Tehran. Therefore, he turned towards the late Ayatollah Hājj Shaykh 'Abbās Tihrānī and benefited plentifully from his fruitful lectures. He also attended the Hājj Āqā Husayn Fātimī's lectures on ethics and thus remarks in this regard: "Most of Ayatollah Fātimī's lectures on ethics were ecstatic and filled the lecturer's and his students' eyes with tears." Ustād Ansāriān was frocked at the hands of the late Ayatollah Hājj Shaykh 'Abbās Tihrānī and furthered his studies. He studied Shaykh Murtadā Ansārī's Rasā'il (or: Farā'id al-Usūl), al-Makāsib (or: al-Muta'ajjir), and Mullā Muhammad Kāzim Khurāsānī Hirawī's Kifāyat al-Usūl) under great scholars such as: Ayatollah I'timādī, the grand Ayatollah Fādil Lankarānī, Ayatollah Sālihī Najafābādī, and Ayatollah Sāni'ī. Following the completion of the higher levels of his studies, he entered the inferential stage (khārij) in jurisprudence (Fiqh) and its principles (usūl). At this stage, he benefited from grand jurisprudents like the late Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Muhaqqiq Dāmād, Ayatollah Muntazirī, the late Ayatollah Hājj Shaykh Abū 'l-Fadl Najafī Khānsārī, and particularly the late grand Ayatollah Hājj Mīrzā Hāshim Āmulī. The fruits of these years were the invaluable annotations on Jurisprudence and its principles taken from the late Ayatollah Hājj Mīrzā Hāshim Āmulī's lectures. In Tehran, he also benefited from Ayatollah Gīlānī on philosophical discussions and Hujjat al-Islām Jawādī on rhetorical art (bayān) and figures of speech (badī'). It is to be noted that following such considerable endeavors, Ustād Ansāriān has received permissions (ijāzāt) to teach and narrate traditions from grand Ayatollahs and authorities such as: the late grand Ayatollah Mīlānī, the late grand Ayatollah Akhūnd Hamadānī, the late Ayatollah Kamari'ī, the late grand Ayatollah Gulpāyigānī, the late grand Ayatollah Hājj Sayyid Ahmad Khunsārī, the late grand Ayatollah Mar'ashī Najafī, and the late grand Ayatollah Imam Khomeini. Having studied religious sciences and following the completion of the highest seminary studies and benefiting from the circles of the distinguished Ustāds at the seminaries, he made great efforts to return to Tehran from the Qom Islamic seminary in order to attain to his main goal and the most important issue for a student of Islamic sciences, i.e. studying, compiling books, and propagating Islamic sciences. So far, he has been fulfilling his divine duties for more than thirty years and the fruits of his obligation to stay in Tehran have been approximately 4,000 recorded novel lectures and sermons an

  • Professor Ansarian: we must create the paradise right here in this universe/ most people in the universe do not appreciate Allah.

    Qom- DarolErfan/ the researcher, exegete and scholar of Holy Quran said: Allah loved us to be the people of Paradise and never go to hell, but the majority of people in this world do not appreciate Allah Almighty and do not observe his rights either.

  • List of Ustād Ansāriān's works

    List of Ustād Ansāriān's works: Ba Karavan-e Nur translated into English with the translated title of “Accompanying the Caravan of Light” Nezam-e Khanevade dar Eslam translated into English, Urdu, Russian, Turkish, Arabic with the translated title of “The Family System in Islam” Sharh-e Du'a Kumayl translated into Arabic, Urdu, English with the translated title of “Commentary on Kumayl Devotions” Tawbe, Aghush-e Rahmat translated into Arabic, English, Urdu with the translated title of “Repentance, the Bosom of Mercy” Diyar-e 'Asheqan (Sharh-e Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya) translated into English with the translated title of “The Land of Lovers (Commentary on Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya)” Ahl-e Bayt translated into Urdu, Arabic, English, Russian with the translated title of The Prophet's (AS) Household, the Earth Inhabiting Divines Luqman al-Hakeem translated into Urdu with the title of “Luqman al-Hakeem”

  • Professor Ansarian: do not split the religion of Allah Almighty/ doing the duties incompletely is playing with the religion.

    Qom- DarolErfan/ the researcher, exegete and scholar of holy Quran emphasized on performing the duties that human beings are responsible for and said: do not split the religion of Allah into pieces, If Muslims, like Christians and Jews, cut off the teachings of Moses and Jesus (AS), and do the duties which are easy and simple but do away with acts and deeds that are hard, this is not religion, but this is playing with religion and making fun of the religion.

  • Professor Ansariyan: Deep unworldly and spiritual connection of Shiites with Ahlul-Bayt (AS)

    Qom-DarolErfan/ the researcher, exegete and scholar of the Holy Quran pointed out the meaning of Pilgrimage from Ahlul-Bayt (AS) view point and said: pilgrimage means your ethic, beliefs and worship coincide which those of you Imam, and you must observe the Halal (permissible) and Haram (forbidden) like your Imam, if you have known your Imam as a must- obey person and Khalifa of Allah on earth who was appointed by Allah Almighty, then you are a knowledgeable pilgrim which the hellfire is forbidden for him.

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