Under the slogan: (A Messenger from Allah, reciting purified scriptures), the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine represented by the House of the Great Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, launched the first international conference about the biography of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) on Thursday morning the 4th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1439 AH corresponding to August 16, 2018 with local and international participation.
The opening ceremony was held in the Hall of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him) at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in the presence of its senior official his eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, its Secretary-General Sayed Mohammed Al-Ashigar and a large group of religious, academic and cultural figures and delegations.
After the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and reciting Surat al-Fatihah in memory of Iraq's martyrs, listening to the Iraqi national anthem and the anthem of the Holy Shrine. There was a word for the senior official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Sayed Ahmad al-Safi in form of a research about the personality and many aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household).
Then the preparatory committee of the conference was delivered by Dr. Laith Qabel a-Wa'eli, in which he stated: "The first international conference is the vanguard of our conferences on the blessed biography of the Prophet, and it will be followed by conferences that will complement what has been initiated. The response of the researchers has been commendable. As we received two hundreds research summaries from eight countries, from which we received one hundred and thirty one full research at the end of the deadline, all of which were subjected to a scientific evaluation ended up accepting sixty-eight research."
Then the speech of the delegations participating in this conference was delivered on their behalf by Professor Hafez Mohamed Gamal El Din from Egypt, in which he expressed his thanks and appreciation for the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine for the establishment of this conference at this time when the Islamic nation suffers from fragmentation due to its non-adherence to the approach of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household).
Then the names of the winners of the competition launched by the House of the Great Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy family) to choose the best ten university thesis about the Prophet's biography, were announced.
This was followed by the opening of the research sessions of the conference, chaired by Prof. Dr. Sami Al-Haj Mahmoud, which started by a research entitled "The Historical writing of the Prophet's Biography" by Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Naji Al-Yasiri from Iraq.
It is noteworthy that this scientific conference is the first conference about the Prophet's biography and comes in line with the attention given by the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to scientific and intellectual issues at various levels, and the establishment of scientific conferences that are consistent with the current concerns and intellectual crises; to stifle the minds of researchers to consider the biography of the Prophet, as it is an intellectual guide through which intellectual and social data that have an impact in defining the features of contemporary Islamic issues, are reflected to direct them in a manner that corresponds to the Qur'anic guidelines.