قل هذه سبيلي ادعوا الي الله علي بصيره انا و من اتبعني
  “ Say, "This is my way. I summon to Allah with insight - I and he who follows me".” 

(Holy Quran 12:108)

Introducing Islamic teachings to the researchers and academia in the western world based on the Holy Quran and the Traditions of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and His Progeny (Ahlul-Bait (A.S)).

Mark Your Calendars: "The Promised Era" on Wednesday, June 11
IRIC’s Meeting with La Conférence Olivaint's Members
"The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Non-Muslim Societies"
Shia Human Rights Symposium
  • On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, IRIC will be holding an event to celebrate the birth of Imam al-Mahdi (as) entitled: "The Promised Era: Manifestation of Peace."
  • On April 17, a group of IRIC's staff met with a number of La Conférence Olivaint's members at the Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation.
  • "The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Non-Muslim Societies"
    The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) will initiate its new semester of educational classes from Esfand 4th, 1392 (23th February, 2014).
  • Shia Human Rights Symposium
    A scientific symposium was held with the cooperation of the Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission on Wednesday December 18 , 2013 by the participation of some lawyers, legal experts, historians and Muslim intellectuals.

  The Islamic Research and Information Center, in collaboration with scholars, professors and experts in the area of Islam and the West, enhances studies on Islam and Muslims through contemporary social, cultural and religious contexts within the Western societies.

  Furthermore, our scholars perform academic research on issues of Islamic thought & teachings to promote the true image of Islam in the Western world. Such research includes Qur’an and Hadith studies, history of Islam, life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and His Progeny (a.s.), Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, Islam and women's Issues, Islam and human rights, lifestyle in Islam, etc.

Muslim Youth in Britain
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  In order to provide an opportunity to enhance, deepen and enrich understanding of Islamic issues and illustrate a true image of Islam for English-speaking people, IRIC has produced several video programs on the subjects of the principles of Islam, Islamic culture and history, as well as introducing Islam to the western world. Several TV talk shows, discussion and debate programs and documentaries on different religious issues have been created and broadcast over the satellite channels.

  Another area of activity at IRIC is collaboration with TV channels to better educate the public about Islam and to provide positive portrayal of Muslims in the media.

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  IRIC has organized and held monthly conferences in order to spread information pertaining to contemporary Islamic and global issues for foreigners residing in the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as for the students and families studying abroad, academic and research centers and English language media outlets. With over 7 years of experience, it has been one of the most successful activities of IRIC in order to represent the true face of Islamic teachings & viewpoints to scholars, intellectuals, students and other interested participants in English language.

  IRIC has also held some seasonal symposiums, research seminars and conferences through creating a forum for discussing topics of contemporary relevance, and inviting renowned scholars and researchers.
Muslim Youth in Western Societies
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  In order to train interested individuals to better introduce & propagate the true teachings of Islam in English, IRIC has developed a series of courses related to Islam and the West.

  The educational proficiency courses at IRIC provide an opportunity to study foundation, developmental and advanced level courses from a broad and multidisciplinary perspective as related to Islam and the Muslim societies. They also provide an opportunity to broaden, deepen and enrich students understanding of Islamic issues.
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Belief in God & its Impact on our Daily Life Belief in God & its Impact on our Daily ...

“We have started a quest for truth in science but this is not enough. The quest for truth has to be continued in the realm of values as well.” “ Islam does not accept anyone who claims to be a Muslim if  he/she has not found the basic principles of belief according to reasoning.”   In this video, you will find answers to the following questions: * Could we have some knowledge about God? * What are the limits of our knowledge? * Is multiplicity of gods consistent with the principle of harmony in the universe? * Did God introduce Himself to us and provided us the words and terminology to refer to Him? * How does belief in God impact our behavior and decisions? * Who is the source of the causal chain? * What is the reason that we should worship God? * What does supplication provide us with respect to belief in God?

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Do We Need Religion? Do We Need Religion?

“We have started a quest for truth in science but this is not enough. The quest for truth has to be continued in the realm of values as well.” “ Islam does not accept anyone who claims to be a Muslim if he/she has not found the basic principles of belief according to reasoning.”   In this video, you will find answers to the following questions: * How to look at a religion from the viewpoint of a daily life? * Why having a harmonized value system is necessary for a person in a  dynamic society? * Do we need to think about religion? * What are the potential benefits of seeking the truth through religion? * Is religion a man-made phenomena? * How the existence of religion is viewed in man’s history? * What is the methodology of studying religion? * How to learn the systematic approach to the analysis of religion? * How to study the issue of God in a religion? * Can we know God through our knowledge? * How can we believe in God & why we need God?

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Ethics in Society Ethics in Society

In Islam, religion is a complete way of life, not just a spiritual yearning. When a person believes that God has created the world and has sent guidance to human beings, he would want to follow His guidance.  Islam provides an entire spiritual and social structure that regulates believers in every aspect of their lives: whom they marry, how they conduct business relations, what they say when praying, how they relate to their neighbors, and so on. "Islamic lifestyle" is a 26-part series which focuses on Islamic teachings to make a better life. The series consists of 3 chapters of ”Ethics in Man”, ”Ethics in Family” and ”Ethics in Society”.   Ethics in society is the third chapter of "Islamic lifestyle" series, which deals with codes of conduct in social life from Islamic point of view.  This chapter consists of 8 parts, and is presented by Dr. Hamid Rahimian, university lecturur and Islamic studies. It is appropriated to the following issues:  bidding the right and forbidding the wrong, rights of neighbors, rights of friends and companions, maintaining blood ties, the students` duties toward teachers, rights of others, and business ethics.  The 8th part of the present series, deals with medical ethics and is presented by Dr. Zoha Ghavidel, M.D. Islamic studies scholar. 

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Ethics in Man Ethics in Man

In Islam, religion is a complete way of life, not just a spiritual yearning. When a person believes that God has created the world and has sent divine guidance to human beings, he would want to follow His guidance.  Islam provides an entire spiritual and social structure that regulates believers in every aspect of their lives: whom they marry, how they conduct business relations, what they say when praying, how they relate to their neighbors, and so on. "Islamic lifestyle" is a 26-part series which focuses on Islamic teachings to make a better life. The series consists of 3 chapters of ”Ethics in Man”, ”Ethics in Family” and ”Ethics in Society”.   Ethics in man is the first chapter of "Islamic lifestyle" series, which deals with codes of good conduct in personal life from Islamic point of view, this chapter consists of 11 parts.  The first 6 parts are presented by Dr. S. Mustafa Safavi, a university lecturur and Islamic studies scholar. In these parts you will learn about trustworthiness, faithfulness, sincerity versus showiness, truth versus untruth, charity and donation, and contentment versus greed.  The second 7 parts are presented by Mrs. Parisa Askari, Islamic studies scholar. In the second 7 parts you will learn about good temper, envy, backbite, modesty, patience, justice, and piety.

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The Straight Path The Straight Path

Straight Path refers to the basic and fundamental principles of the true Islam which is according to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his progeny (A.S.). The main topics of this package that have been presented by some Muslim scholars after extensive research on the subject include the following subjects: - The Concept of Divine Leadership (Imamat) - The Important Event of Ghadir Khumm; Designation of Imam Ali (a.s.) to Lead the Islamic Ummah after the Holy Prophet (PBUH) - The Life and Position of Lady Zahra (a.s.), the Daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - The Meaning and Significance of Invocation (Tawassol) and Intercession (Shafa'at)  - Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the event of Ashura - Mourning for and Visiting the Shrines of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) - The Promised Savior, Imam Mahdi(a.s.), and the Important Concept of Mahdaviat Through a number of episodes, the chain of arguments tries to investigate how the topic is developed and understood with numerous references to the primary documents, i.e. Quran and Hadith. In a friendly panel, many questions are raised and answers are provided by Muslim experts. As for the audience, this collection speaks to both Muslim and non-Muslims, since it includes basic and sophisticated discussions suitable for young and above.

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Knowing God through Science, Nature & Religion Knowing God through Science, Nature & Re...

“We have started a quest for truth in science but this is not enough. The quest for truth has to be continued in the realm of values as well.” “ Islam does not accept anyone who claims to be a Muslim if  he/she has not found the basic principles of belief according to reasoning.” In this video, you will find answers to the following questions: * Can we understand the existence of God by reasoning or physical means? * How any person can recognize the presence of God by himself & through thinking freely & independently? * How can we find God by many personal experiences? * What is the relation between religion & science? * How science can tell us about God? * What is the history of science  & scientists towards God and religion in different centuries? * What is the manifestation of God in nature? * Is the whole universe made by accident or does  it need a wise designer? * How can we find God’s existence through observation of law and order in nature? * What is the definition of God?

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Ethics in Family Ethics in Family

In Islam, religion is a complete way of life, not just a spiritual yearning. When a person believes that God has created the world and has sent guidance to human beings, he would want to follow His guidance.  Islam provides an entire spiritual and social structure that regulates believers in every aspect of their lives: whom they marry, how they conduct business relations, what they say when praying, how they relate to their neighbors, and so on. "Islamic lifestyle" is a 26-part series which focuses on Islamic teachings to make a better life. The series consists of 3 chapters of ”Ethics in Man”, ”Ethics in Family” and ”Ethics in Society”. Ethics in family is the second chapter of "Islamic lifestyle" series, which deals with codes of conduct in family life as the most important social structure in Islam.  This chapter consists of 5 parts, and is presented by Dr. Alireza Ghavidel, a psychologist and Islamic studies scholar.  It is appropriated to the following issues:  place of the family in Islam, criteria of a good match, rights and obligations of wife and husband, rights and obligations of parents and children and family atmosphere.

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