Faculty of History and Sirah of Ahlul-Bayt (A.S.)




Head of Faculty:Hujjatul Islam wal-Muslemin Ali Husain Zadeh





“So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought” (Surat A’raf/176)

Awareness of past experiences, in the school of life is of high importance; Allah the almighty addresses His Messenger saying: “And we certainly sent Moses with Our signs, [saying], “Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah.” (Surat Ibrahim/5)
Imam Ali (A.S) while addressing Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba in his will stated: “It is true that I have not lived as much as my predecessors, I however contemplated on their actions and experiences, to the point that I became one of them.” (Nahj-ul Balagha)

No doubt, knowledge of our predecessors and awareness of the reasons behind incidents in the past plays a big role in learning lessons, which is why the Qur’an and Imams have highlighted it throughout their sayings; knowledge of Islamic history on the other hand has its benefits, since not only does it familiarize us with the Prophets secret of success in guiding an ignorant community as well as helping us deeply grasp some of the teachings, but it also discloses the Prophet and religious leader’s lives from the cultural, social, political and economic aspects.  For the Muslim community this in itself is equal to the prophet and religious leader’s words.
Al-Mustafa Open University formed the Islamic History faculty in response to the interest expressed by seekers of this field.



1.    Empowering learners to respond to misconceptions regarding the history of Islam.
2.    Introducing the real stand of the Islamic civilization.
3.    Training capable researchers in spreading knowledge of history.


1.    Raising an analytical non-biased spirit
2.    A close look at issues
3.    Oriented research
4.    Consulting with educational institutes to localize programs

Faculty Members:

-          Hojjat al-Islam Sadiq Akhawan;

-          Majid Heydari Nik;

-          Sheikh Adnan al-Batat;

-          Sheikh Ali al-Sheikh;

-          Sayyid A’qeel Razavi


Specialist executive: Baha al-Din Shari’ati