Hawza-yi ‘Ilmiyya


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Hawza-yi ‘Ilmiyya

Author:An entry from  Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam
Edited by Gholamali Haddad Adel, Mohammad Jafar Elmi, Hassan Taromi-Rad
Published by EWI Press Ltd
For centuries, the hawza system of seminary education has produced outstanding scholars and fostered the development of Islamic studies throughout the Shi‘i world. The present book discusses the hawza from its formative period in the second Islamic century until the modern day. In addition to discussing the major hawza centres of Qum and Najaf, it also discusses the history and development of hawzas in Rayy, Baghdad, Hilla, Jabal ‘Amil, Isfahan, Tehran, and Mashhad, along with the socio political conditions that affected the hawzas.
Pages: 341
ISBN: 978 1 908433 06 0

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