Academy in Detail
An Introduction to Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy
The Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy affiliated to Islamic Propagation Office of Qom Seminary which started its activities under the title of Islamic Studies and Research Center in 1984, was established with the definitive license of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
The Academy is a seminary-affiliated, research and scientific institution which deals with explicating and expanding the belief, perception and Islamic values and also cogitation and development of Islamic sciences and knowledge, through playing an active mediating role among seminaries according to the religious needs of people and Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Goals
Explicating pure knowledge of Islam and refining religious culture from dogmatism and eclecticism.
The systematic explication of Islam and presenting efficient individual and social models appropriate for the needs of contemporary world through development, cogitation and empowerment of Islamic sciences.
Provision of scientific support for systematization and efficiency of religious government and Islamic Revolution.

Academy's Approach
Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy has reiterated and emphasized the problem-oriented approach to meet the needs and problems of the target community. The research activities of the academy to implement the above-mentioned approach are organized in 4 main centers and 13 specialized departments as follows:

A.    Center for Theoretical and the Solid System of Islamic and Human Sciences 
1.    Department for Islamicization of humanities 
2.    Department for development and empowerment of Islamic sciences
3.    Department for education
 

 
B. Center for Deepening Religious Faith and Fighting against Deviant Movements and Sects
4. Department for development and deepening of religious belief 
5. Department for Wahhabism and Takfiri movements
6. Department for fighting against deviant sects
7. Department for development and deepening of Quranic culture

C. Center for Ethics, Family and Lifestyle
8. Department for strengthening family system
9. Department for Islamic lifestyle
10. Department for ethics

D. Center for Political and Social System of Islam and Iran
11. Department for political system of Islamic republic of Iran
12. Department for social issues of Islam and Iran
13. Department for Islamic civilization


Research Centers, Centers and Research Groups in ISCA
1. Research Center for Quranic Sciences and Culture
•    The department for encyclopedias
•    The department for dictionaries
•    The department for Exegesis of The Holy Quran
•    The department for Quranic sciences
•    The department for comparative studies
    
2. Research Center for Ahlulbayt History and Conducts 
•    The department for Shia history
•    The department for Ahlulbayt Conducts (pbut)
•     The department for Islamic culture and civilization 
•    The Encyclopedia of Ahlulbayt (pbut)

3. Research Center for Mahdiism and Future Studies (Futurology)
•    The department for Mahdism studies
•    The department for Mahdism movements
•    The department for religion futurology and religiosity 

4. Research Center for Islamic Philosophy and Theology
•    The department for philosophy 
•    The department for theology
•    The department for philosophy of ethics

5. Research Center for Ethics and Spirituality
•    The department for ethics
•    The department for education
•    The department for Islam and spirituality studies 

6. Research Center for Jurisprudence and Law
•    The department for philosophy of jurisprudence and law
•    The department for jurisprudence-related knowledge 
•    The department for jurisprudential and legal issues

7. Research Center for Political Thought and Sciences 
•    The department for political philosophy 
•    The department for political jurisprudence 
•    The department for political sciences 

8. Research Center for Theology and Family
•    The department for comparative theology 
•    The department for social ethics
•    The department for family studies 

9. Research Center for Civilizational Islam
•    The department for applied jurisprudence 
•    The department for wisdom and new theology
•    The department for Quran and social studies 
•    The department for Islamic are and civilization 

10. Research Center for Islamic Documents and Information Management
•    The department for compilation of knowledge structure
•    The department for organizing information and documents 
•    The department for information and knowledge dissemination 

11. Center for Reviving of Islamic Works
•    The department for codicology and bibliography 
•    The department for Islamic works revival and correction

    
12. Center for Islamic Studies of Society and Civilization
•    The department for civilizational studies 
•    The department for socio-cultural studies

13. Center for Scientific and International Coordination
•    The center for scientific cooperation 
•    The international office 
•    Expert in charge of translation 
•    Expert in charge of ceremonies 

Faculty Members and Researchers
•    More than 100 full-time faculty members and 7 researchers (part-time faculty member)
•    More than 40 full-time researchers
•    More than 300 project-based researchers

Research Plans 
•    Published: 858 research plans
•    In progress: 591 research plans

Some of the Most Important Research Plans
Encyclopedias

Published
1.    The Encyclopedia of the Holy Quran(15 volumes)
2.    The Encyclopedia of the Holy Quran for Teenagers (3 volumes)
3.    The Encyclopedia of A'alam(people, names, places, days etc.) in the Holy Quran (5 volumes)
4.    The Quranic Encyclopedia of Ethics(1 volume)
5.    The Encyclopedia of Shiite Usulis (Scholars who use principles of Ijtihad in Islamic jurisprudence) (2 volumes)
6.    The Encyclopedia of Quranic Sciences (1 volume)
7.    The Quranic Encyclopedia of Rational Sciences (1 volume)
8.    The Quranic Encyclopedia of Fiqh and Usul
9.    The Encyclopedia of Hajj (Pilgrimage) and Haramayn(The Two Sanctuaries, in Mecca and Medina) (1 volume)
10.     The Encyclopedia of Bihar al-Anwar(14 volumes)

In progress
1.    The Encyclopedia of the Holy Quran 
2.    The Encyclopedia of the Holy Quran for Teenagers 
3.    The Encyclopedia of A'alam in the Holy Quran 
4.    The Quranic Encyclopedia of Ethics
5.    The Encyclopedia of Quranic Sciences
6.    The Quranic Encyclopedia of Rational Sciences
7.    The Encyclopedia of Shiite Usulis 
8.    The Quranic Encyclopedia of Fiqh and Usul
9.    The Encyclopedia of Hajj and Haramayn
10.    The Encyclopedia of Ahlulbayt (peace be upon them)
11.    Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Based on the Teachings of the Quran and Ahlulbayt (peace be upon them) 

Thesauruses
Published:
1.    The Thesaurus of Quranic Sceinces
2.    The Thesaurus of Islamic Philosophy(2 volumes)
3.    The Thesaurus of Logic
4.    The Thesaurus of Islamic Theology(2 volumes)
5.    The Thesaurus of Usul Fiqh (principles of Islamic Jurisprudence)
6.    The Thesaurus of Islamic Ethics(1 volume)
7.    The Thesaurus of Hadith Sciences(1 volume)
8.    The Thesaurus of Mahdavi Knowledge (Electronic)
9.    The Thesaurus of Consumption Pattern Reform
10.    The Thesaurus of Quran Knowledge(1 volume)

In progress
1.    The Thesaurus of Hadith Narrators
2.    The Thesaurus of Specific Criminal Law
3.    The Thesaurus of General Criminal Law
4.    The Thesaurus of New Theological Issues
5.    The Thesaurus of Jurisprudence
6.    The Thesaurus of Religions

Lexicons
Published:
1.    The Lexicon of the Holy Quran(33 volumes)
2.    The Thematic Lexicon of Quran Commentaries(3 volumes)
3.    The Lexicon of Similar Words Analysis in the Holy Quran(2 volumes)
4.    An Analytical Lexicon of Vojuh(different meanings of a word) and Naza'er (similar words with different meanings) in the Holy Quran(2 volumes)
5.    The Lexicon of Usul Fiqh(principles of Islamic Jurisprudence)
6.    The Lexicon of Quranic Sciences
7.    The Lexicon of Islamic Compilers(volumes 1,2,3,4)
8.    An Applied Lexicon of Vocabulary in the Holy Quran
9.    The Comparative Lexicon for Principles of Usul in Imamiyah Fiqh (6 volumes)
10.     The Comprehensive Lexixon for Quranic Terms and Concepts(6 volumes)
11.     The Comprehensive Bibliography of Islamic Fiqh (5 volumes)
12.     The Bibliography of Fiqh Principles
13.     The Bibliography of New Medical Issues
In progress
1.    The Lexicon of Similar Words Analysis in the Holy Quran 
2.    An Analytical Lexicon of Vojuh(different meanings of a word) and Naza'er (similar words with different meanings) in the Holy Quran
3.    The Lexicon of Islamic Theology
4.    The Lexicon of Logic

Mawsu'ats (A series of works)
Published:
1.    Mawsu'at Allama Sharaf al-Din(11 volumes)
2.    Mawsu'at Shahid Awal(21 volumes)
3.    Mawsu'at Shahid Thani(30 volumes)
4.    Mawsu'at Allama Balaqi(9 volumes)
5.    Mawsu'at al-Ijma' fi Fiqh al- Imamyiah
6.    Mawsu'at Ahkam al-Mortad(laws about Apostate)(2 volumes)
7.    Mawsu'a Allama Kashif al-Ghita' (Theological works) (14 volumes)
8.    Mawsu'a Ayatollah Mazaheri (27 volumes)
9.    The Thematic Heritage of Fiqh and Usul (1 volume so far)

In progress

1.    The Thematic Heritage of Fiqh and Usul
2.    Mawsu'a Kashif al-Ghita' (jurisprudential works)(24 volumes)
3.    Mawsu'a Kashif al-Ghita' (Historical and political works) (18 volumes)
4.    Mawsu'a Allama Sayyid Mohsen Amin (A'yan al-shia)(20 volumes)
5.    Mawsu'a Hakim Abu Nasr Farabi(12 volumes)
6.    Mawsu'a Ayatollah Bahjat (25 volumes)
7.    The Thematic Heritage of Ethics
8.    The Thematic Heritage of Philosophy and Theology
9.    The Thematic Heritage for Philosophical and Theological Treatises of Khaje Nasir al-Din Tusi 
10.    Mawsu'a Shaykh Baha'i(22 volumes)

Macro-Projects
Published

1.    The Transcendental Policy from the Viewpoint of " Hikmat Mutaaliyah"(18 works have been published so far)
2.    Political Thought of Muslim Thinkers(48 works have been published so far)
3.    Political Knowledge in Contemporary Iran(4 works have been published so far) 
4.    The Philosophy of Political Jurisprudence(4 works have been published so far)
5.    The Jurisprudence of Political System(5 works have been published so far)
6.    Politics in the Holy Quran(4 works have been published so far)
7.    Mawsu'a(encyclopedia) of Political Hadiths(5 works have been published so far)
8.    The Political Peripatetic Philosophy(2 works have been published so far)
9.    The Philosophy of Politics (1 work have been published so far)
10.    Ethics and Politics (4 works have been published so far)
11.    The Jurisprudence of International Relationship and Foreign Policy(3 works have been published so far)
12.    Security in Islam(3 works have been published so far)
13.    The Clergy and Politics (9 works have been published so far)
14.    The Philosophy of Language and Usul (2 works have been published so far) 
15.    The Relationship between Body and Soul (20 works have been published so far)
16.    The Capabilities of Islamic Philosophy and Its Relationship with Socio-political Life(3 works have been published so far)
17. Wisdom and Religion (5 works have been published so far)
18. Theological Teachings of the Twelver Shi'a Theologians (8 works have been published so far)
19. Anwar al-Fiqahah(published in 10 volumes)
20. The Theology of Ethics (10 works have been published so far)
21.     The Psychological Foundations of Ethical-Religious Education (2 works have been published so far)
22. Mokhtalaf al-Shia (published in 10 volumes)
23. The Sighting of the New Crescent Moon (5 works have been published so far)
24. Al-Barahin al-Qate'a fi Sharhe Tajrid al-Aqaed (published in 4 volumes)
25. Montaqed al-Manfe' fi Sharhe Mokhtaser al-Nafe' (published in 10 volumes)

26. Al-Sahabah al-Karam (published in 3 volumes)
27. Innovative, Intellectual and Religious Revival Models (1 work have been published so far)
28. Poverty and Development (5 works have been published so far)
29. The New Medical Issues (2 volumes)
30. The Paradigm for Mystical Shia Schools (1 work have been published so far)
31. The Forgotten Necessities of Stable Development
32. The Jurisprudence of Reciting (1 work have been published so far)
33.  Applied Ethics (5 works have been published so far)
34. A Critique of false Spirituality (5 works have been published so far)
35. The Explanation of Islamic Spirituality Dimensions (4 works have been published so far)

In Progress
 
1.    The Transcendental Policy from the Viewpoint of " Hikmat Mutaaliyah"
2.    Political Thought of Muslim Thinkers
3.    Political Knowledge in Contemporary Iran 
4.    The Philosophy of Political Jurisprudence
5.    The Jurisprudence of Political System
6.    Politics in the Holy Quran
7.    Mawsu'a(encyclopedia) of Political Hadiths
8.    The Political Peripatetic Philosophy
9.    The Philosophy of Politics 
10.    Ethics and Politics 
11.    The Jurisprudence of International Relationship and Foreign Policy
12.    Security in Islam
13.    The Clergy and Politics 
14.    The Philosophy of Language and Usul 
15.    The Relationship between Body and Soul 
16.    The Capabilities of Islamic Philosophy and Its Relationship with Socio-political Life
17.    Wisdom and Religion 
18.    Theological Teachings of the Twelver Shi'a Theologians 
19.    The Theology of Ethics 
20.    The Psychological Foundations of Ethical-Religious Education
21.    Montaqed al-Manfe' fi Sharhe Mokhtaser al-Nafe'
22.    Innovative, Intellectual and Religious Revival Models 
23.    The Paradigm for Mystical Shia Schools
24.    Applied Ethics
25.    A Critique of false Spirituality
26.    The Explanation of Islamic Spirituality Dimensions
27.    The Studies of Quranic Systematization 
28.    The Scientific Authority of the Holy Quran
29.    The Holy Quran and Orientalism 
30.    A Critique of inconsistent Ideas in Quran and Empirical Sciences 
31.    The Jurisprudence of Art
32.    The Ethics of Religiosity 
33.    The Ethics of Management 
34.    Bioethics 

Translations 
41 volumes in partnership with Center of Civilization for Islamic Thought Development, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Dar Al maaref Alhikmiah and Al-Hadaf Center.

Libraries 
Number of libraries: Nine libraries, 
Number of books: 234200 titles and 356769 volumes
1.    The Central Library of Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy
2.    The Specialized Library of Quranic Sciences and Culture
3.    The Public and Lending Library 
4.    The Specialized Library of The Center for Islamic Works Revival 
5.    The Central Library of The Research Center for Theology and Family 
6.    The Women's Reference Library of The Research Center for Theology and Family
7.    The Specialized Library of The Research Center for Theology and Family
8.    The Specialized Library of The Research Center for Civilizational Islam
9.    The Digital Library of the Research Center for Islamic Documents and Information Management 

Publications 
1184 volumes (596 volumes in ISCA's Press, 471 volumes in Bustan Kitab Press, 112 volumes in Isfahan Branch Press and 5 works in partnership with Samt Publication)
                    
Electronic Publishing 
The publication of all ISCA's books and journals in electronic form in Pajoohaan Electronic Publishing Management System along with numerous research features including over 3500 books and journals from prominent national and international publishers.
www.pajoohaan.ir

Journals: 13 journals
Scientific-research Journals
1.    Pajooheshhaye Qur'ani (Qur'anic Research)
2.    Islam wa Motaleaate Ijtemaeie (Islam and Social Studies)
3.    Kavoshi No Dar Fiqh (A New Exploration in Jurisprudence)
4.    Naqd va Nazar (Review and Comment)
5.    Biannual Journal of Pajooheshhaye Aqli Novin(new intellectual research)
6.    Biannual Journal of Motale'ate Siasi Eslami (Political- Islamic Studies) in English and Arabic

Scientific-promotional Journal
7.    Akhlaq (Ethics)

Other Journals
8.    Howzeh
9.    Bimonthly Journal of Ayeneh-E-Pazhoohesh (Mirror of Research)
10.    Electronic Journal of Modiriate Daneshe Eslami( Islamic Knowledge Management)
11.    Biannual Journal of Motaleate Adabie Motoone Eslami (Literary Studies of Islamic Texts) 
12.    Specialized-scientific Biannual Journal of Sirah Pajoohi Ahl al- Bayt ( studies on conduct of Ahl al- Bayt)
13.    Electronic Journal of Noqalam

Websites and Software Products
1.    Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy's website(in three languages and more languages are being added)
www.isca.ac.ir 

2.    The Secretariat of the Intellectual and Cultural Centers
http://dqdte.ir 

Research Websites
1.    Portal of Journals
http://journals.isca.ac.ir
2.  The Comprehensive Portal for Quranic Sciences and Knowledge
http://quran.isca.ac.ir 
3. The Encyclopedia of Ahlul al-Bayt (pbut)
http://www.ahlebeitpedia.ir 
4. Islamic Sciences Information Management System
http://thesaurus.isca.ac.ir 
5. The Digital Library
http://dl.isca.ac.ir 
6.  Islamic Sciences Wiki
http://wiki.isca.ac.ir

Mobile Applications
1. Quran Siraj
2. Pajoohaan Bookreader
3. ISCA's Notification Application
4. The Encyclopedia of the Holy Quran
5. The Dictionary of 
6. Quranic Questions

Software Pruducts
1. The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Holy Quran: The most comprehensive thematic encyclopedia which includes Ranham Interpretation, dictionary of the Holy Quran and thematic dictionary for interpretations.
2. The Thematic Encyclopedia of Quranic Articles: Containing the full text of 10,000 articles in the field of Quranic sciences and knowledge
3. Shajareh Tuba (digital library of works in Research Center for Quranic Sciences and Culture)
4. The Software for Thematic Dictionary of Interpretations
5. The Software of Quranic Questions
6. The Software of Ganjineh Mahdaviat dar Quran va Hadith (Mahdism Treasure in Quran and Hadith)
7. Motahar Desktop Software
8. Khatib Desktop Software
9. Najm Desktop Software
10. The Software of Specialized Website for Fiqh Principles
11. The Software of Specialized Website for Quranic Sciences
12. Al-Tamhid Desktop Software

Scientific Sessions and Meetings
Critical and promotional sessions: 502 sessions 
Scientific meetings: 1534 meetings
Specialized sessions: 3 sessions
1. Network Justice
2. Transcendental Security
3. The Rule of Oppression Ignorance in Jurisprudence


Conferences 

International Conferences: 19 conferences

1. Monotheistic Religions (8 conferences), 2016
2. Imam Mahdi and Future of the World in Iraq, 2013
3. The Holy Quran and Issues of the Contemporary Society in cooperation with Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, 2007 
4. Religious Teachings and the Mind and Body Problem, 2011
5. Allamah Sayyid Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din, 2006
6. Shahidayn, 2011, Beirut
7. Allamah Mohammad Javad Balaqi, 2008
8. Akhund Khorasani
9. The Image of Youth in Monotheistic Religions, 2017
10. The Cultural Dialogues between Iran and Arab World, 2017
11. Imam Hadi's (pbuh) Time and Life Conduct, 2017
12. Allamah Ma'refat, 2017
13. Allama Kashif al-Ghita' with a focus on an investigation of theological thought and unveiling of Allama Kashif al-Ghita' Mawsu'a (theological works), 2017
14. Islam and Humanitarian Law, 2012, (in cooperation with the Local Secretariat of the Red Cross)
15. Sebt al-Nabi, Imam Hassan(pbuh), 2014
16. Imam Sajjad (pbuh), 2015
17. Ibn al-Reza, Imam Javad (pbuh), 2016
 18. Justice and Ethics in Ahlulbayt School with Emphasis on Conducts and Teachings of Imam Reza (pbuh)
19. The Translation of The Holy Quran, 2014

National Conferences: 46 conferences 
1. The Political and Governmental Conducts of the Holy Prophet (s), 2006
2. The Transcendental Policy from the Viewpoint of "Hikmat Mutaaliyah", 2008
3. Islamic Unity and National Security, 2010
4. Clergy and Islamic Revolution, 2015
5. Dialogue for Life. An Investigation of Imam Musa Sadar's Experience, 2015
6. An Investigation into Political and Legal Aspects of Mina Stampede, 2016
7. Relations of Young Generation and Clergy, 2009
8. Encyclopedia and Its Uses in Electronic Environment, 2007
9. Mahdism Debate (ten Debates with topics related to Mahdism), 2008-2009
10. Hijab (modest dress): Islamic State`s Responsibilities and Powers
11. Jurisprudence of Recitation in cooperation with Supreme Council of Quran, 2015
12. The Islamic Revolution and National and Transnational Responsibilities
13. Allamah Ma'refat, 2017
14. Ayatollah Mazaheri Congress, 2016
15. Islamic Mysticism from the Viewpoint of Imam Khomeini; Foundations and Achievements, 2015
16. Foundations of Religious Tolerance and the Pattern of Imam Musa Sadr, 2014
17. The Necessity of Philosophy in the Contemporary World
18. Sympathy and Harmony in Razavi (Imam Reza) Conducts, 2015.
19. The Influential Women in Razavi Culture, 2015
20. Chastity and Hijab in Hospitals and Medical Centers
21. An Investigation into Interpretation Viewpoints of Allamah Ma'refat, 2017
22. The First Conference on General Governorship and Policy Making
23. Islamic Republic of Iran Police Force and New Islamic Civilization, 2017
24. The Philosophy of Information Jurisprudence, 2017 
25. Mental Disorders in Mahdism Claimants,2009
26. Cloning and Its Legal and Jurisprudential Challenges, 2005
27. The Vision of Political Knowledge in Iran, 2010
28. The Holy Quran and Contemporary Society, 2006
29. Social Knowledge from the Viewpoint of Muslim Thinkers, 2011
30. Wilaya (guardianship) and Women Judgment, 2011
32. Islamic Seminary, Media and Relations, 2012
33. Hakim Tehran, 2018
34. The Philosophy of Ethics, 2015
35. Authority and Pride, 2009
36. Human, Society, Health, 2016
37. Pure Cyberspace, 2016

Scientific Cooperation
Number of National and International Scientific Cooperation: 138 

Memorandums of understanding
•    National MoUs: 96 
•    International MoUs: 12

Board of Honors

•    Top research institute in the 4th Farabi International Festival
•    The selected Publisher in 8 round of Islamic Republic of Iran Seminary Year Book Festival
•    Gaining the first place in holding critical and promotional sessions among educational and research centers and institutes in 2017
•    Number of selected works in Farabi International Festival: 5 works
1. The Role of Taqiya in the Inference of Religious Laws, Nematollah Safari, eligible for appreciation in Farabi International Festival, 2010
2. The Place of Theological Foundations in Ijtihad, Saeed Zieaeifar, The Third place in the 4th Farabi International Festival, 2010
3. Tolerance between Religions. Sayyid Sadeq Tashi, eligible for appreciation in Farabi International Festival, 2010
4.  Power Monitoring in Political Jurisprudence, Sayyid Sajjad Izdehi, eligible for appreciation in Farabi International Festival, 2010
5. Abortion from an Ethical Point of view, Alireza Alebuyeh, The third Place in 3rd Farabi International Festival, 2009.
More than 200 ISCA's works have been selected in different festivals including, Seminary Year Book, Congress of Religion Researchers, the Season Book of Islamic Republic of Iran, University Student Year Book and so on. 
 
 
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