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Int’l Forum on Tabari Planned in Tunisia

 An international forum on Jarir Tabari, the great historian and interpreter in the Muslim world, will be held by Iranian Cultural Center in Tunisia.


 According to IQNA’s branch in Africa, Tunisia’s Supreme Council of Culture and Art will cooperate in holding the event.

The organization of the forum was suggested by Sadeq Ramezani Golafzani, Iranian cultural attaché in Tunisia, at a meeting with Professor Hesham Ja’eet, head of the Tunisian council.

The Iranian representative appreciated the efforts made by the council in the organization of the international forum on Islamic philosophy in view of Avicenna and Mulla Sadra.

His suggestion was welcomed by the Tunisian official who announced that the council is ready to cooperate in the organization of the forum on Tabari as a historian and his book on the history of Islam.

He said that the great historian’s works in various fields, particularly in history, are valuable sources for the contemporary historians to avoid misrepresentation of the history of Islam.

He further noted that he’ll try to introduce the persons and institutes in Tunisia and other countries who can scientifically cooperate in this respect.

At the end of the meeting, a number of products of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization was gifted by the Iranian official to the head of the council.

The products included a collection of philosophical works by Iranian and eminent intellectuals as well as the works by Martyr Mortaza Motahhari, Martyr Bahonar and Ayatollah Beheshti translated into Arabic and French languages.

Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir Tabari (224 – 310 AH; 839 A.D–923 A.D) was a prominent and influential Persian scholar, historian and exegete of the Quran from Tabaristan, modern Mazandaran in Iran.

His most influential and best known works are his Quranic commentary known as Tafsir al-Tabari and his historical chronicle Tarikh al-Rusul wa al-Muluk (History of the Prophets and Kings), often referred to Tarikh al-Tabari.