On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Pre-conference of the Scientific Conference for commemorating Ayatollah al-Kharsan, under the title “The role of Ayatollah Mousavi al-Kharsan in reviving the AhlulBayt (a.s.) heritage”, was held by the Academic Committee of the Conference of the “Umana al-Rosol” (Trustees of the Prophets) with the cooperation of AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, in the conference hall of the Assembly in Qom.
In this meeting, while emphasizing the need to commemorate Shiite Ulama, Hojat al-Islam Ahmadi Tabar, the deputy for scientific and cultural affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, said, “Allameh Kharsan Conference, which is aimed at recognizing his activities to serve the school of AhlulBayt (a.s.), has been followed in the seminaries of Najaf and Qom.”
“One of Allameh Kharsan’s efforts was to revive the scientific heritage of the AhlulBayt (a.s.). This has probably been more than his research work,” stated the deputy for scientific and cultural affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.
“One who wants to know the history and clarify its dimensions must have strong scientific foundations in order to be able to work on them,” he said.
“Allameh Kharsan has discussed everything, except certain issues, with a critical eye. He was able to present the facts on many issues, even some that may have contradicted the views of others. But in general, all this shows the great efforts of this religious scholar,” said Hojat al-Islam Ahmadi Tabar.
Following the meeting, Hojat al-Islam Mohammad Taqi Rabbani, the head of the scientific committee of the Conference “Umana al-Rosol” (Trustees of the Prophets), said, “In the last two decades, we have witnessed important events in different parts of the world, especially in the Islamic world.”
“The rise of phenomena such as ISIL and takfiri groups are events that have taken place in recent decades,” he added.
“The Islamic Revolution of Iran, which was presented to the world, especially the seminarians, could be one of the greatest international events,” noted the head of the scientific committee of the Conference “Umana al-Rosol” (Trustees of the Prophets).
“If we, as followers of the AhlulBayt school, want to excel in the world arenas, we must provide intellectual entries that are suitable for presenting to today’s world,” he said.
“Allameh Kharsan had an irreplaceable role in reviving the heritage of AhlulBayt (a.s.),” Rabbani said.
“The Scientific Conference for commemorating Ayatollah al-Kharsan will be held on the first day of the holy month of Rajab, coinciding with the birth of Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s.), in Qom, and also on the 22nd day of Rajab in Najaf, Iraq,” he mentioned.
Hojat al-Islam Reza Mokhtari, head of the Shiite Bibliography Institute, then spoke and said, “One of the notable activities of Allameh Kharsan was the revival of heritage (Ahlul Bayt). This is a heavy and troublesome scientific work.”
“The first condition for reviving the heritage of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) is a correct and accurate understanding of the texts. The Kharsan family had a long history in this regard,” said the head of the Shiite Bibliography Institute.
“Correction of 9 volumes of Bihar al-Anwar collection has been one of the great actions of Allameh Kharsan,” he added.
“Ayatollah Kharsan has stated the problems and difficulties of correcting this book at the beginning of 9 volumes of Bihar al-Anwar,” pointed out Hojat al-Islam Mokhtari.
Hojat al-Islam Khansari, the head of the Public Relations of the Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences, said, “Over the years, the Computer Science Research Center of Islamic Sciences has sought to digitize Shiite reference books, and in addition to these measures, has launched Wiki Noor. An article about Ayatollah Kharsan has been uploaded at Wiki Noor.”
“Most of the books related to Allameh Kharsan, and his collection of works are in production, and will be available to the audience soon,” he added.
In the final part of the meeting, Hojat al-Islam Hakim said, “Regarding Allameh Khersan’s research, it can be said that knowing himself is the first step, and criticizing the works of this religious scholar requires further steps.”