Academic Call for Papers International Conference on “Hazrat Abu Talib (AS), the Supporter of Holy Prophet Mohammad(SA)”


Academic Call for Papers 

International Conference on “Hazrat Abu Talib (AS), 

theSponsor of Holy Prophet Mohammad(SA)”

Hazrat Abu Talib (peace be upon him), Imam Ali’s father and Prophet Muhammad’s uncle, was a great supporter of the Holy Prophet of Islam and his religion at the very early days of Islam. His life is full of honor, sacrifice and sincerity. In addition to being in charge of the Ka'bah, he was the protector of the poor and helper of the disadvantaged. However, his sacrifice and endurance for the sake of Islam and Prophet Mohammad is the brightest season in his life. 


Nevertheless, due to the historic grudge of the enemies of the Ahlul-Bayt (AS), the dimensions of his personality have been covered under the ghost of slander, neglect, or obscenity. 

Individual works that have been conducted over the centuries, too, have focused on the topics related to the faith of Abu Talib; but have left unheeded his ethical, social and literary traditions. 


So far, there has not been a general and significant conference to collect and publish articles of elites and thinkers around the world. 


Now, the Ahlul-BaytWorld Assembly, as an international NGO that promotes the teachings of the Holy Qur'an and provides intellectual and cultural support for the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt (AS), intends to hold an international conference on “Hazrat Abu Talib (AS), the Sponsor of Holy Prophet Mohammad (SA)”in collaboration with some other institutions in Iran. 


Therefore, we invite all scholars and researchers in the fields of "Islamic history and seera (Lifestyle of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Ahlulbayt)", "Islamic ideology and Kalaam (Islamic theology)", "Islamic bibliography and Arabic literature", The works and Authors", etc. to write and send us academic papers on each of the four fields mentioned hereunder (or any other subject related to this event) to help eliminate the historical oppression onthe great personality of Hazrat Abu Talib. 





A: TARIKH (History of Islam) and SEERA (Lifestyle of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Ahlulbayt) 

1. Genealogy of Abu Talib 

2. AbuTalibbefore Islam 

3. Abu Talib’s businesstrips 

4. Why Abu Talibsponsored Prophet Mohammad? 

5. Abu Talib supporting the Holy Prophet: 

- Childhood of Prophet Mohammad 

- Prophet Mohammad after being appointed as the Messenger of God 

6. Abu Talib and the marriage of the Holy Prophet 

7. Review on historical propositions about Abu Talib 

8. Non-AlawiteTalebian: 

- The Age of the Holy Prophet 

- The Age of Imam Ali 

- The Event of Ashura 

- The Umayyad era 

- The Abbasid age 

9. Abu Talib (AS) from the perspective of others: 

- Ahlul-Bayt (the Holy Prophet and Infallible Imams of Shia) 

- Shia 

- Sunni 

- Orientalists 

10. The role of Umayyads and Abbasids in destroying AbuTalib's personality 

11. The role of Zubair family in destroying AbuTalib'sreputation 

12. Abu Talib’srole in the events of Islamic history 

13. AbuTalib’s conversion to Islam 

14. Historical Citations on the heritage of Abu Talib 

15. Historical Analysis on AbuTalib'spoems 

16. Social Attitude of Abu Talib 

17. Lessons from Abu Talib’s life for today society 


B: Theology and Ideology 

1. Review on the basics that prove Abu Talibwas a faithful Muslim 

2. Survey on the doubts which were cast by those who say that Abu Talib was not Muslim; and comprehensive answers to them 

3. Abu Talib’s support and defense for the Holy Prophet 

4. Review on the words of AbuTalib in defending and supporting the Holy Prophet of Islam on various occasions 

5. The words and testimonies of Prophet Mohammad and infallible Imams which elaborate the dignity and high position of AbuTalib 

6. Survey on how and why Abu Talib’s faith was concealed by himself and others 

7. Review on the authentication of narrations and hadiths which accuse Hazrat Abu Talib of being infidel, document and content.

8. Review on the words of the Sahaba(the Holy Prophet’s companions) and Tābi'un(i.e. the followers or successors: the generation of Muslims who followed the Sahaba) about the faith of Abu Talib 


C: Poetry and Literature 


* Linguistic Issues 

1. Linguistic study of Hazrat Abu Talib’s poems and literature 

2. Vocabulary of Abu Talib’spoems 

3. Terminology of Abu Talib’s sermons and wills 

4. Style of the poetry of Hazrat Abu Talib 

5. Intertextuality in Abu Talib’s poems and literature 

7. Reviewing and criticizing the translations of Abu Talib’spoetry and prose 

8. Literary analysis and syntax of Hazrat Abu Talib’s poems 

9. Literary analysis and syntax of Abu Talib’s sermons and wills 


* Literary Topics 

10. The literary influence of Abu Talib on poets and Arabic poetry 

11. Techniques and objectives of Abu Talib’s poems 

12. Survey on the eloquence and rhetorical aspects of Abu Talib’s poems 

13. Investigating the eloquence and rhetorical aspects of Abu Talib’s sermons and wills 

14. Imaginary features in the poem of Hazrat AbuTalib 

15. Making references to Abu Talib’s poems for interpretation and explanation of Qur'anic words 


* Topics on Contents 

16. Faith and belief within Abu Talib’s poems 

17. Faith and belief within Abu Talib’s sermons and wills 

18. Prophet Muhammad (sa) in the poems of Hazrat Abu Talib 

19. Prophet Muhammad (sa) in Abu Talib’s sermons and wills 


* Hazrat Abu Talib (AS) in Poetry and Literature 


20. Abu Talibin Persian poetry and literature 

21. Abu Talib in Arabic poetry and Literature 

22. Abu Talib in the poetry and literature of other languages (Urdu, Turkish, English, French, German, etc.) 

23. Abu Talib’s poetry and prose from the perspective of others 



D: The works and Authors


* Bibliographical Issues 

1.History of Research Works on AbuTalib 

2. Descriptive Bibliography on Hazrat Abu Talib 

3. Typology of works written about Abu Talib 

4. Reviewing manuscripts of Abu Talib’s Book of Poems 

5. Interpretations and translations of Abu Talib’s Book of Poems 

6. Reviewing the authenticity of the narrators of Abu Talib’s poems 

7. Reviewing the authenticity of the narrators of Abu Talib’s sermons and wills 

8. Reviewing the revised versions Abu Talib’s poems 


* Issues Pertaining to Writers 

9. The biographies of those who have written books or composed works aboutHazrat Abu Talib 

10. Survey on the authenticity or inauthenticity of those who believe in the faith or lack of faith of Hazrat AbuTalib, peace be upon him 



Abstracts: 20 January 2019 

Full Articles: 20 April 2019 




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A Poem Festival on the same subject will be among the side events of this conference. 

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