Ahl al-Bayt International University
Ahl al-Bayt International University is an educational and non-governmental institute in Tehran founded by Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly in 1999. The university identifies, admits, and educates non-Iranian students and followers of Ahl al-Bayt (a) in graduate programs (master's and PhD). It issues official certificates for its graduates so that they can find jobs in academic and cultural centers of the country.
In Ahl al-Bayt University, students are admitted to and educated in departments of Islamic history, private law, criminal law and criminology, Islamic theology, and Islamic mysticism. The university aims to establish a department of international law in the future.
The university has so far admitted and educated dozens of students from Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, India, China, Bangladesh, and Mali. In order to provide modern and virtual educational methods, the university has launched a program for distance education and E-learning in Arabic, English, and Persian.
The goals of the university include:
- 1-Explication of the teachings of the Qur'an and Ahl al-Bayt (a) in all international arenas, and in particular in academic centers,
- 2-Helping to revive and develop the Islamic culture and civilization and the heritage of Ahl al-Bayt (a),
- 3-Bridging academic, research, and expertise gaps of Muslims in the world, and in particular, the followers of Ahl al-Bayt (a),
- The material for this article is mainly taken from دانشگاه بینالمللی اهل بیت علیهم السلام in Farsi WikiShia.