After three years of academic, literary, promotional and cultural activities, the “International Conference of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.); Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” will be held in March 2021 by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly with the cooperation of similar institutions.
Among the academic activities of the conference have been “revival, research, correction and translation of magnificent academic works about the literary heritage of Abu Talib (a.s.)” and also “publication of a series of booklets on the position of Abu Talib (a.s.) from the perspective of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) from Shiite and Sunni sources”. Due to the approaching days of the conference, these works will be introduced.
After introducing the Description of Lamie ode by Sardar Kaboli in Part 1, Translation of Lamie Ode of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in Part 2, and Zahrat al-Adeba Fi Sharh Lamie Sheikh al-Bat’ha in Part 3, now we introduce the 4th work which has been published for the conference.
4. Bolugh al-Matalib fi Sharh Lamie Abi Talib (a.s.)
* Name: Bolugh al-Matalib fi Sharh Lamie Abi Talib (a.s.)
* Language: Arabic
* By: Ammar al-Fallahi
* Research by: Mohammad Mahdi Sabahi Kashani
* Publisher: Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute
* First edition: 1440 AH, 1398 SH, 2019 AD
* ISBN: 978-622-95539-30
* Pages: 82
- Introduction (including: Scholars’ speech on the poetess of Abi Talib and his Lamia ode, the reason for composing Lamia ode, authentication and validity of the ode, the number of verses of Lamia ode, introduction of Lamia’s explanations and translations, the beginning of Lamia ode, Acknowledgments)
- Lamia ode and Arabic explanations
At the end of the book, there is also a list of publications of “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”.
Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was one of great Arab poets before and in early days of Islam. From 3000 verses he wrote, that according to Ibn Shahr Ashub (1096- 1192) are the sign of his faith, approximately 1000 verses remained and more than 90 percent of this amount, relate to Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) and Islamic events, including invitation of his tribe to Islam, and appreciating the king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) who sheltered the Muslims and defended them against Meccan Mushrekin delegation, deploring the enemies and saboteurs in the way of promoting the religion of Islam and etc.
“Lamie Ode” is his the greatest and most powerful ode which was in praise of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and was narrated by Shiite and Sunni scholars. This ode is one of the masterpieces of literature and as Ibn Kathir (1301- 1373) said, “Lamie ode is so eloquent and charming that no one other than its poet can write it”.
Throughout history, the Lamia ode has been interpreted by Shiite and Sunni figures; but …
“Bolugh al-Matalib fi Sharh Lamie Abi Talib (a.s.)” is a short description book in which below each verse of the poem, a brief description is given. “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”, which is one of collaborative institutes in “International Conference Abu Talib (a.s.), the Supporter of the Great Prophet”, have ordered and published this short description.
Mr. Ammar al-Fallahi (Abu Yaser), one of young Arab clerics of Qom Seminary, is descriptor of these verses. In this version, the Lamia Ode is of 132 verses, and while maintaining brevity, Mr. al-Fallahi has worked hard to explain these verses and has referred to numerous Shiite and Sunni sources, including the Divan of Abu Talib compiled by Dr. Muhammad al-Tunaji.
This book is also the third work in the collection of works of the institute which is published under the title “The position of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) in the view of Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”.
It should be mentioned that by the initiation of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, and support and cooperation of the similar institutions, including, “Imam Hossein (a.s.) Holy Shrine”, “Hazrat Aboutaleb Research and Publishing Institute”, “The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought”, “Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy of Islamic Propagation Office”, “Al-Mustafa International University”, “Hawza Language teaching center”, “International University of AhlulBayt (a.s.)”, “Mirath-e Nabowat Cultural Institute”, “Jamiat al-Zahra Seminary University”, “Zorria al-Nabawia Research Center”, “Qasem ibn al-Hassan (a.s.) Religious-Cultural Institute”, and “Abna al-Rasoul Cultural and Artistic Institute”; international conference “Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.), Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” will be held on Rajab 25, 26 and 27, 1442 (March 9, 10 and 11, 2021) on the anniversary of the death of Abu Talib (a.s.).
The deadline for submitting academic works and articles to this conference has been extended until February 18, 2021.
To receive the academic call of the conference, click here.
The other program which will be held on the sideline of the conference is the “General Festival of Poetry about Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.)”.
To receive the academic call for the Poetry Festival, click here.