Soroosh Mowlana Services and Solutions
One of the most significant goals of Soroush Mowlana is to conduct methodological, scholarly research projects on subjects such as morality, philosophy of morality and Islamic mysticism with emphasis on training young and talented researchers. To this end, the Institute has formed its “Research Group”. The Group is comprised of a scientific board, director, research project scientific supervisors, executive, researchers and editors.Read more
The products of the Institute include books and multimedia content based on our courses.Read more
One of the key activities of Soroosh Mowlana is organizing lecture series on mysticism, philosophy, ethics, and Molana studies. These series often have diverse sections, comprising lectures, masnavi readings, music performances, book recommendations and the recordings of series are published as books and CDs that are available to enthusiasts. Since January 2010, more than twenty seminars and lecture series have been held by the Institute which were well received by enthusiasts.Read more
The children group is aimed at familiarizing children and young adults with the Iranian literary and mystical heritage as well as raising their awareness and creativity. Among the activities of this group are publishing stories from Masnavi for children, organizing workshops on stories from Masnavi and Shahnameh, and training courses including storytelling and poetry reading.Read more
Annemarie B. Schimmel
The key point in Schimmel’s Islamic studies is that she has released herself from assumptions of European Islamicists, racial theories and Christian concepts and she doesn’t not employ their methods in understanding teachings of Islam.
But with great effort, she learns important languages of Islamic studies and finds access to the first hand Islamic texts. As an impartial scholar and researcher, he utilizes a scientific method for understanding concepts of Islamic culture and civilization.
Mohammad Hossein Boshrooye-I, known as Badi’ozzamān Foruzanfar, the son of Agha Sheikh Ali Boshrooye-I, was born in 1897 in a family of scholars in Boshrooye, a city in Khorasan. His father was one of the elders of Boshrooye and a poet of the Constitutional (Mashrutiyat) period. He took preparatory courses in his hometown, and then he went to Mashhad and benefited from the Khorasan’s scholars of the literature, such as Adib Neishaburi and Adib Pishawari.
One of the most prominent contemporary scholars of Rumi is the late Abdolhossein Zarinkoob who has written valuable books and papers on life and works of Rumi. “Serr-e Ney” (Secret of the Reed), “Pelleh-Pelleh ta Molaghat-e Khoda” (Step by Step until Visiting God), “Nardeban-e Shekasteh” (Broken Ladder) and “Bahr dar Koozeh” (Sea in a Jug) are Zarinkoob’s most significant works on Rumi and are considered among key references for Rumi studies.
Reynold Alleyne Nicholson
Nicholson was among the first orientalists who well familiarized the West with the books of Attar and Rumi. Also, it was him who first introduced “Fihi ma Fihi” in the Royal Association’s publication to acquaint western researchers with the cherished work. Reynold who had translated parts of it, recommended his student, Arbery, to entirely translate the book.