The Center for Scientific Studies and Review of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine presented a symposium for students of the Faculty of Science at the University of Kufa under the title: (Evoking Mahdawi values in university life).
The symposium was presented by the director of the center, Mr. Hassan al-Jawadi, and was held in the Imam Ali (peace be upon him) hall in the said college, in the presence of a number of faculty members and students. It came based on an invitation submitted to the center, in line with its endeavor to encourage student activities that are held in many Iraqi universities, and to contribute to presenting a bright image of the true Islamic thought and its basic beliefs, one of the most important of which is the Mahdism cause and its dimensions.
The seminar summarized several doctrinal, spiritual and ethical concepts as follows:
- Sensing the presence of Imam Al-Hujjah (peace be upon him) and his care for us.
- Seeking knowledge of the Imam (peace be upon him) so that a person can establish the correctness of his belief with the correct evidence, so that he does not fall into the pitfalls of temptation.
- The necessity of reviving Mahdawi values in our university life through the window of friendship and love for the Imam (peace be upon him), and drawing from him spiritual and moral energy.
The lecturer also referred to the topic of how the imam (may God hasten his holy reappearance) sees our deeds and they are presented to him. What kind of love and care does he give us, and what kind of estrangement and neglect do we give him?! Therefore, we must elevate the discourse with the imam with the heart and not with the tongue, because the discourse of hearts is more eloquent and closer.
The attendees received the contents of the symposium with openness, understanding and good acceptance, given the compatibility of the proposal with their interests and the conditions they are experiencing at the intellectual and cultural level.