The First Ever Unique Encyclopedia of the Holy Qur'an Published in Mashhad, Iran

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The First-ever unique Encyclopedia of the Holy Qur'an in Arabic entitled  "Al-Mojam fi Figh Luqhat al-Qur'an wa Sirr Balagha"(A Dictionary of Quranic Lexical Items and its Rhetorical Secret) compiled in 25 volumes have been accomplished by the Islamic Research Foundation affiliated to Astan Quds Razavi (the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) located in the holy city of Mashhad, Iran). This most comprehensive work  is the most valuable lexicon in the etymology of the words in the Holy Qur'an. This  First-ever unique Encyclopedia of the Holy Qur'an have been accomplished after twenty years of incessant efforts of a group of  twenty distinguished scholars in Qur'anic sciences under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Ayatullah Muhammad Vaez Zadeh Khurasani, who is the leading professor of the Islamic seminary (Hawzah) and University in Iran. This encyclopedic endeavour is also considered as reverend authors' magnum opus.

During the research endeavours after collecting the numerous primary sources more 400000 index cards were prepared for this monumental work. The origin of every word mentioned in the Holy Qur'an comprises the subject entries of this great work which are arranged in alphabetical order. The origin of the every Quranic lexical item have been researched with different aspects of the Holy Qur'an and analyzed by discussing the views of all the prominent philologists and exegetists of Islam from the beginning of the Islam till the present era. The commentary, eloquence and the circumstances of the revelation of every Quranic lexical item have also been discussed in detail. In the beginning of the every entry the derivations from the origin of every word are reviewed comprehensively.

"Al-Mojam fi Figh Luqhat al-Qur'an wa Sirr Balagha"(A Dictionary of Quranic Lexical Items and its Rhetorical Secret) has received the award of  "The Book of the Year, 1380, Sh / 2001 CE, the Selected Book of the Islamic Seminary of Qum in the Year 1380 Sh / 2001 CE, The Selected Book in the seminar to pay homage to " the Servants of the Holy Qur'an" in the field of text culture conducted in the year 1379 Sh / 2000 CE.

This monumental work on the Holy Qur'an have been accomplished in 25 volumes and so far 8 volumes of this great work have been published comprising 7197 pages in Royal octavo size with hardback cover.

The total cost of the 8 volumes of this work including postal charges is 75 US Dollars or 60 EURO.The said amount can be paid to the below-mentioned bank account of our research foundation so that the 8 volumes set is posted to them:

Islamic Research Foundation
Foreign Currency Account No: 30399
Bank Melli Iran (Main Branch)
Imam Khomeini Avenue
Mashhad, I.R. Iran

Contact Information:

Islamic Research Foundation
Near Tabarsi Underpass,Adjoined to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza(A.S.)
P. O. Box:  91735-366
Mashhad - IRAN

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.islamic-rf.org
Telephone No: 0098-511-2232501-10
Fax No: 0098-511-2230005

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Islamic Research Foundation     
Mashhad,Iran

The Islamic Research Foundation  was established on Nov 12, 1984 in the holy city of Mashhad(Iran) by Astan Quds Razavi[the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza(A.S.),the eighth Holy Imam of the Shi'ites] as a pioneer research and publication body and has emerged as one of the leading research institutions in Islamic Sciences in the Islamic world.

This research and cultural organization with about 200 leading and renowned Islamic seminary and university professors,researchers and translators employed in this scientific centre has permanently been active in the research process covering different fields and aspects of the Islamic learning to obtain enshrined goals of the foundation which are as follows:

Scholarly researches towards promotion and dissemination of Islamic Culture through formation of research departments.

Associating and mobilizing researchers interested in cooperating with Islamic Research Foundation.

Encouraging and developing research activities in Hawzah(Islamic Seminary) and Universities.

Endeavours in strengthening scholarly and educational potentials of cultural institutions and higher education centers.

Spread of Islamic arts and familiarization with it.

Setting up educational courses in order to train researchers.

Holding various scientific seminars and conferences.

Publication of Islamic and scholarly works.

Publication of periodicals in different languages.

Supporting researches and projects in line with IRF's goals.

Academic relations with other research centers both at home and abroad.

And taking any measures deemed necessary for achieving Islamic Research Foundation's aims.

Research Departments of Islamic Research Foundation

1. The Holy Qur'an

2. Hadith

3. Theology and Philosophy

4. Jurisprudence

5. Islamic History

6. Islamic Economics

7. Bibliography

8. Islamic Texts' Edition

9. European Languages Translation(English, French, German and     Russian)

10.Arabic and Urdu Translation

11. Astronomy & Geography of Islamic Countries

12. The Children and Youth

13.Encyclopedia of the Astan Quds Razavi

14.Khorasanology

15.Biography

16.Nahjul Balagha

17.Abaqat al-Anwar

18. Mehkat Quarterly Journal

Publications and Distinctions

Since her inception, the foundation has earned a respectable position among the organizations and institutes devoted to Islamic research, by publishing 1404 volumes by the end of  August 2004 and 16 books were awarded prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as being selected in academic circles, the Holy Quran fairs,Book week contests, Children Book festival, Ferdowsi Festival, etc.

Convening national and international conferences and seminars as follows:

a) International Seminar on Geography of Islamic countries

b) National Seminar on Rural Migration

c) The first International Islamic Economic Research Conference

d) The second International Islamic Economic Research Conference

e) International Seminar on Silk Road (with the cooperation of UNESCO)

f)  Books and Libraries in Islamic Civilization International Congress

g)  International Congress of Wakf(Endowment)[to be held in near future]

The foundation also publishes an international quarterly journal of Islamic studies "The Meshkat" and 83 issues of this journal have been published upto the present time.

Islamic Research Foundation
Near Tabarsi Underpass,Adjoined to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza(A.S.)
P. O. Box:  91735-366
Mashhad - IRAN

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.islamic-rf.org

 

 
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