Research Center for Islamic Studies in the Humanities

The religion-based leadership of Iran has firmly developed by the support of Iranian Muslim people as well as a wide variety of practical and scientific practices of noble intellectuals. Undoubtedly, this success prompted the distinguished scholars to develop the Islamic sciences and theories. Innovations and knowledge productions in Humanities, which highlights the role of religion in education of people and managing the society, were the key factors which help the sustainability of Islamic revolution. In this regard, the significant role of seminary and university potentials of Islamic countries including Iran cannot be ignored. Seminaries, as traditional and universities as modern scientific institutions are two important places that aim at educating scholars in Iran. It is also worth mentioning that there are very few cities in Iran in which there are both a well-known university and a reputable seminary. The Holy city of Mashhad in Iran is one of such cities. The seminary of Mashhad (which due to the presence of Illuminated Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.) and the Holly Shrine are well recognized) along with Ferdowsi University of Mashhad have made this city a remarkable place where seminary and university are united and becomes a center for Islamic studies. In 2006, seminary and university professors, Imam Jome of Mashhad, and the Chancellor of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad arranged meetings in which important issues like the unity of seminary and university as well as the importance, aims, purposes and programs of this unitary were discussed. These meetings emphasized a new way of thinking in the realm of spiritual thoughts in Humanities. Considering the need for such studies in Iran the Research Center for Islamic Studies in Humanities by the virtue of an article number 16519/22 passed by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology on December 5, 2007 was established in 2001.


  • To explain the research process in Humanities regarding Islamic ideas and theories
  • To establish and increase the communication between university scholars and Islamic and Humanities centers
  • To identify and study issues related to Islamic sciences and Humanities
  • to welcome collaboration and cooperation with other national and international research centers and institutes to improve the quality of research on Islamic and Humanities issues
  • To conduct fundamental, practical, and developmental studies in each research department
  • To identify different Islamic thoughts and propositions in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • To open new horizons in research and studies, which are directly related to religion and Islamic society with the main focus on interdisciplinary ones.

Departments: Islamic Economy, Islamic Management, Islamic Education, Jurisprudence and Islamic Law


  • Islamization of Humanities with regard to the potentials at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and seminary of Mashhad
  • Encouraging students of higher education to conduct interdisciplinary studies in Islamic sciences and Humanities
  • Providing the proper conditions for theorizing in Islamic Humanities
  • Identifying the research areas and gaps in Islamic Humanities.


  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Arranging more than 160 open discussion meetings with the presence of distinguished university and seminary professors
  • Arranging more than 10 specialized meetings by expert committees
  • Compiling and publishing 2 books and translating 6 ones (in publication process)
  • Conducting 4 research projects within the university and 2 more for other organizations which were both developmental and practical
  • Buying books to enrich the specialized library.


    • A Library with a collection over 3200 specialized titles
    • An auditorium

      Director of the Research Center for Islamic Studies in the Humanities
      Mohammad Saeid AbdeKhodaei
      Associate Professor
      Department of Clinical Psychology

      Map of the Research Center for Islamic Studies in the Humanities

      Policies, rules and governance

      Contact Information

      Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

      Research Center for Islamic Studies in the Humanities

      Phone: +985138804850

      Fax: +985138807328

      Post box:9177941357

      Postal code: 9177948951