Qom Seminary to Launch New Websites in 9 Languages to Promote Islam
Hojatoleslam Valmoslemin Seyyed Mohammad Reza Mousavifard announced on Thursday that Iran’s Qom Seminary will launch new websites in nine languages in order to promote Islam and Islamic culture across the world.
Currently, Qom Seminary is running websites in major languages including but not limited to English, German, French and Spanish. Accordingly the largest Islamic school of Iran will open new its websites in Afrikaans, Albanian, Bengali, Filipino, Irish, Malay, Greek, Swedish and Latin.
“Promoting Islam in other lands is one of the most important duties of Muslims and Islamic schools. Unfortunately there are a limited number of websites about Islam in several languages, and people interested in Islamic issues cannot fully take advantage of this religious.” Hojatoleslam Mohammad Reza Mousavifard told the Herald Boy.
“Qom Hawza has decided to fill this gap by opening and operating active websites in some languages. Accordingly the necessary interpreters, scholars and translators have been recruited by Qom Seminary.” Mousavifard added.
The Seminary of Qom will reportedly publish articles and video clips in the mentioned languages regularly. Embassies of the Islamic Republic of Iran will also promote these websites by distributing brochures and leaflets between locals.
The Iranian government and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have promised to support this new project financially. Mohammad Reza Mousavifard didn’t reveal the exact budget required to run the new websites.
Qom Hawza is among the largest seminaries and Islamic schools in the world. It was established in 1922 by Grand Ayatollah Abdul-Karim Ha’eri Yazdi in Qom.
Currently, Grand Ayatollahs Hossein Vahid Khorasani, Mousa Shubairi Zanjani and Naser Makarem Shirazi are among the most famous senior clerics of Qom Seminary.