The Department of Islamic and Human Knowledge Affairs shed the light on the Basra heritage in an expanded research symposium.

Under the slogan "Basra heritage: Studies, views and ideas", the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine represented by the Basra Heritage Center of the Department of Islamic and Human Knowledge Affairs, has held on Thursday morning, the 4th of Rabi' Awwal 1439 AH corresponding to the November 23, 2017, in cooperation with the University of Dhi Qar, Faculty of Education of Human Sciences, an extensive research symposium entitled "Basra between the heritage authenticity and the innovation of thought", aiming to highlight the role of Basra scientists in the intellectual, cultural and scientific movement and to promote research of the scientists of this city in quantity and quality, in addition to supporting the process of scientific research in the field of intellectual and cultural heritage.

The symposium, which was held in the hall of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him) for meetings and seminars at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, witnessed a large presence of academic figures interested in the Basra heritage and representatives of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine led y its Secretary-General; Engineer Mohamad al-Ashigar.

After the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and reading the Fatiha in memory of the martyrs of Iraq, there was a word of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine delivered by its Secretary-General; Engineer Mohamad al-Ashigar in which he stressed the importance of heritage in the lives of nations and peoples, as it is a symbol of the human identity and contributes in entrenching the society cohesion.

The president of Dhi Qar University; Prof. Dr. Riyadh Hasan Shantal delivered his speech in which he expressed the honor to hold such research symposium about Basra Heritage in cooperation with the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and highlighted the importance of the participating research...

The research session of the symposium has then started with the participation of many researchers from various Iraqi universities, and was chaired by Prof Fr. Fajer Hashem al-Yasiri and the as a reporter Prof. Dr. Ali Majeed Al-Badiri. The following research were presented:

First research: "The role of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in the control of his governors, the example of Ibn Abbas" of Prof. Dr. Jawad Kadhem al-Nasr Allah from the Department of History, Literature Faculty in Basra University.

Second research: "The religious coexistence in the city of Basra through the travel books" a joint research of Prof Dr. Mut'ab Khalaf, Prof Muntasir Hasan from the Department of History, Faculty of Education for Humanities in Muthanna University.

Third research: "Hajjai confrontations in the Zanburian matter" or the researcher Prof. Dr. Amer Abd al-Muhsin al-Sa'd.

Fourth research: " Abu Hussayn al-Basri and its efforts in ways of pushing the contradiction between the texts: A fundamentalist Study" of the researcher Prof Dr. Kamran Urahman Majid from the Department of fundamentals of religion in the Faculty of Islamic Sciences at the Sulaymaniyah University.

Fifth Research: "The features of the old Basra dialect" join research of Prof Dr. Rafed Mtarrash S'aydan from Education Faculty at Dhi Qar University and Prof. Dr. Ali Mushin Badi from the Basic Education Faculty at the Sumar University.

The research were concluded by a research entitled "The news of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) through the narrations of Ma'mara Ibn Rashed al-Basri (95 - 153 AH / 714 - 770 ), a join research of Prof Dr. Mohamad Ali Hussayn and Prof. Maha Abd al-Rahman Hussayn from the History Department of the Faculty of Education for Humanities at the Diyala University.

At the end of the symposium, some appreciation certificates were distributed to researchers participating in the symposium.

It is to note that the scientific committee supervising the research of this symposium has received about 63 abstracts, of which 51 research were received and after the examination of the scientific experts, the symposium resulted 27 research in accordance with scientific controls.
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