Laying foundation of the Islamic University in Madina

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Laying foundation of the Islamic University in Madina

Post  Syed KamiL Abbas Jafri on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:46 pm

Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) decided to lay the foundation of Islamic University in Madina, so as to train students in different fields and branches of knowledge.
The gushing knowledge spring of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) was so evident that it attracted the researcher of knowledge from all the directions of the world.

Hundreds of knowledge thirsty youth from all over the world came to Madina to join the teaching classes of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS). Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) trained famous and well-known men in various fields of knowledge the names of some of them are as follows:

1. Zurara and Mohammad Bin Muslim in jurisprudence.

2. Hisham and Momin ut Taq in beliefs and kalam (discourse).

3. Muffazil and Safwan in Gnosticism and Islamic learning.

4. Jabbir Bin Hayyan in mathematics and sciences.




Many other glorious men each of whom became the founder of various Islamic Learning’s and arts so that for many years their books had been translated and taught in Europe. Evidently, such a chance for the propagation of Islamic learning’s was not available in the age of Imam Ali (AS). Because, the enemy continuously engaged him in internal battles so that a constraint be put upon the propagation and dissemination of Islamic knowledge and learning’s and this situation prevailed till the age of Imam Sajjad (AS).

From the age of Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) the schools of Islamic learning were founded and those reached the climax of their expansion in the age of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS).

So far so, that in the university of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) four thousand students were trained in various branches of Islamic knowledge and learning’s and they spread all over the world and taught and trained the people.


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