The Secretariat of the International Farabi Festival and the Institute for Social and Cultural Studies jointly organize the biennial congress “Comparative and interdisciplinary studies of Farabi and contemporary culture” with the goal of fostering a comparative dialogue about the philosophical and cultural ideas Hakim Abu Nasr Farabi. In the first World Congress on Farabi and Islamic Culture and Civilization, we are attempting to answer Farabi through the lens of contemporary global issues, particularly the questions raised in the academic fields of humanities, while rereading the thoughts of this pious and sage in the true sense of the word. This is a genuine opportunity for us to engage with Farabi in a serious and academic dialogue, which, in the framework of Khorasan civilization and cultural Iran, genuinely fulfills Farabi’s ambition and character.

In the first meeting of this congress, in addition to the participation of Iranian and Kazakh academic institutions, a group of prominent international Farabi scholars from both Iran and Kazakhstan will examine Farabi’s opinions and ideas. For this purpose, in the scientific committee of this congress, consisting of Iranian and non-Iranian authoritative Farabi scholars, beside publishing the collection of articles of this congress, which will be held on March 1 to 3, 2023, a series of meetings will also be planned and organized on the ideas of Farabi, which will be implemented by the secretariat of the congress. Among the other initiatives of the secretariat of the congress that will be carried out prior to the conference are the commemoration of Professor Mohsen Mehdi on World Farabi Day, November 21, 2022, and scientific meetings of Farabi scholars together with masters of humanities and social sciences.


Metaphysics and Theoretical Wisdom

Metaphysics and Wisdom, Ontology, Theology, Cosmology, Anthropology, Epistemology

Practical Strategy

Individual and Collective Ethics, Morality, Home Economics, Civil Politics, Politics and Ethics, Politics and Sharia, Friendship, Peace and War

Sciences and Their Branches

Division and Methodology of Sciences, Divine Science, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Human Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Non-Essential Sciences, Rhetoric, History, Etc.

Farabi and Islamic Civilization

From Patriotic Concerns to Religious Concerns, Revelation and the Philosophy of Prophecy, the City of the Religious and the City of the Non-Religious.

Religion and Art

Rational Theology, the Proximity of Religion and Art, Art and Artist, Artistic Techniques and Creations

Language and Identity

Philosophy of Language, Relationship between Language and Thought, Interactions and Confrontations between Logic and Syntax, Education and Identity, Language and Power

Dialogue between Cultures

Comparative Philosophy in Farabi’s Thought, Dialogue between Religions in Farabi’s Thought, Dialogue between Iranians and Greeks, Dialogue between Philosophers and Religious People

Farabi and the History of Philosophy

Farabi’s Life And Life, Farabi’s Works And Students, Farabi And Philosophical Currents, Greek, Indian, Egyptian, Iranian And Arabic, Farabi And The Establishment Of Islamic Philosophy, Farabi’s Position In The History Of World Wisdom, Farabi And Non-Muslim Philosophers, Farabi And The Contemporary World.

دکتر رضا غلامی

Dr. Reza Gholami

Director of the Institute for Social and Cultural Studies and Director of the Congress

دکتر رضا ماحوزی

Dr. Reza Mahoozi

Vice-Chancellor of the Social and Cultural Studies and Scientific Secretary of the Congress

حجت الاسلام والمسلمین حمید پارسانیا

Dr. Hamid Parsania

Member of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution and Chairperson of the Scientific Council of the Congress

رضا داوری اردکانی

Dr. Reza Davari Ardakani

President of the Academy of Sciences

غلامحسین ابراهیمی دینانی

Dr. Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani

Permanent member of Academy of Sciences


Professor Seyyed Abdullah Anvar

Prominent Farabi scholar


Dr. Najaf Lakzaei

Director of Islamic Science and Culture Research Institute


Dr. Morteza Bahrani

Faculty member of the Institute for Social and Cultural Studies


Dr. Nasrullah Hekmat

Faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University


Dr. Alireza Sadra

Faculty member of Tehran University


Dr. Najmeh Keikha

Faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University


Dr. Ahmad Hossein Sharifi

Director of the Institute of Wisdom and Philosophy


Dr. Mohsen Mohajer Nia

Member of the academic faculty of the Islamic Culture and Thought Research Institute


Dr. Jahangir Masoudi

Faculty member of Ferdowsi University


Dr. Ahmadreza Yazdani Moghadam

Member of the academic board of the Islamic Science and Culture Research Institute


Dr. Seyed Majid Zahiri

Faculty member of Ferdowsi University


Dr. Mehdi Abbaszadeh

Member of the academic faculty of the of Islamic Culture and Thought Research Institute


Dr. Jafar Shanzari

Faculty member of Isfahan University


Dr. Charles Butterworth

Faculty member of the University of Maryland, USA

Terence J. Kleven

Dr. Terence J. Kleven

Member of the faculty of Central College of the State of Iowa, USA and the University of Jordan


Dr. Ulrich Rudolph

Faculty member of the University of Zurich, Switzerland


Dr. Morteza Shajari

Faculty member of Tabriz University


Dr. Seyed Mehdi Emam Juma

Faculty member of Isfahan University


Dr. Saeed Rahimian

Faculty member of Shiraz University

Cecilia Martini

Dr. Chechilia Martini

Faculty member of the University of Padua, Italy


Dr. Alexander Irwin

Faculty member of Louisiana State University

دکتر مقداد عرفه

Dr. Moqdad Arafa Mensia

A member of the faculty of the University of Tunis and a senior member of the Beit Al Hikma of Tunis