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The ''Encyclopedia of Islamic Sects'' was chosen as the ''Book of Year''

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The ''Encyclopedia of Islamic Sects'' was chosen as the ''Book of Year''

In this work, 2340 sects has been studied and introduced and in the first comparing with other publications in this field we will find out about the quantity of sects and schools of thoughts and also the hard work of the authors for completing this encyclopedia.

The Encyclopedia of Islamic Sects was chosen as the Book of Year in the Islamic republic of Iran’s 29th international book awards.

According to a report by Jamaran news agency, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Sects which has been written based on the handwritings of the late Ayatollah Seyyed Mahdi Rohani, and by Hojatoeslam Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, in the “Kalam*” section of the 29th international book awards was chosen as the book of year.

The Encyclopedia of Islamic Sects, written by Hojatoeslam  Seyyed Hassan Khomeini and based on the handwritings of the late Ayatollah Seyyed Mahdi Rohani, will be the guest of the souls and thoughts of those who have picked the contacts of thoughts instead of the sounds of daggers and swords, and therefor it’ll be in the hands of those who have been waiting for this book for so long.

Writing of this book was done in the Summer of 2009 and from then until February 2010, because of his solicitude, the author has been busy on the names and several editing on the book.

In this work, 2340 sects has been studied and introduced and in the first comparing with other publications in this field we will find out about the quantity of sects and schools of thoughts and also the hard work of the authors for completing this encyclopedia.

The “Encyclopedia of Islamic Sect” was published in three parts in March 2010 and received a great welcome by the researches, somehow that its second edition was printed after three months. This book has also won the Book of Season Award in the field of Kalam.
 


*Kalam: Literally, “Words” or “speech,” and referring to oration. The name applied to the discipline of philosophy and theology concerned specifically with the nature of faith, determinism and freedom, and the nature of the divine attributes.