1-1.Hawza System (levels)

1-1-1.Levels One and Two

In the levels one and two the students are introduced to Islamic subjects especially jurisprudence and principles of the religion. During this phase, besides the subjects of literature, logic, principles and jurisprudence, other subjects such as interpretation of Qur’an, theology, philosophy, history of Islam and … are also taught and students present their final dissertation whose value is two units. Table of subjectsArabic Literature


Item Subject Units
1 Conjugation 1-2 7 Simple conjugation (Noun and verb
2 Grammar 1-6 28 Explanation of “awamil fin-nahv”, Explanation of “hidayah”, Explanation of “samadiyyah”, “Suyuti”, Mughni-ul-adeeb (chapter 4)
3 Elloquence 4 Summary of “jawahir-ul-balaghah”
4 Analysis and synthesis 2 Notes
5 Text-reading 2 Notes
Total 43

Jurisprudence and Religious Principles

Item Subject Units Source
1 Introducion to jurisprudence 2 The jurisprudence section of “ Introduction to Islamic Sceinces” (Ayatollah Motahhari)
2 Principles of jurisprudence 1-4 18 The first circle of “Principles of jurisprudence” (late Muzaffar)
3 Jurisprudence 1-7 31 Explanation of “Lum’ah” (purification, zakat, khums, prayers, hajj, business, marriage, inheritance, divorce, punishments and judgements)
4 Contemporary jurisprudence 3 Contemporary jurisprudence (Ali Asghar Rezvani) from the beginning to chapter Rawzah
Total 54  

    Philosophy and Theology

Item Subject Unit Sources
1 Islamic beliefs 1-4 8 Beliefs studies (Ayatollah MIsbah Yazdi), Beliefs courses (professor Shirvani)
2 Elementary logic 2 Elementary logic (professor Ali Shirvani)
3 Logic 1-3 14 Chapter 1-3 of Logic (professor Mozaffar)
4 Elementary philosophy 2 Hekmat-e-Javedaneh (professor Mo’allemi) and notes
5 Islamic philosophy 1-2 8 Bidaya-tul-hikmah (level 1-12)
6 General history of religions 1-2 4 Introduction to great religions (professor Tofighi)
7 Introduction to Islamic mysticism 2 Mysticism (Ayatollah Motahhari)
8 Introduction to Islamic sects 2 Introduction to Islamic sects (professor Tofighi)
9 Shia studies 2 Introduction to Shia studies (professor Rabbani Golpaigani)
Total 44  

 History of Islam

Item Subject Unit Sources
1 Analytical history of the advent of Islam (1) 2 History of Islam (professor Pishvaie)
2 History of Islam (2) 2 History of Shia Imams (professor Hamid Ahmadi)
3 Shia history 2 Shia history (a group of writers)
4 History of Islamic civilization and culture 2 History of Islamic civilization (professor Kashefi)
5 Introduction to Iranian history and culture 2 Summary of the book Bilateral Services of Islam and Iran and professor’s notes
Total 10  

  Qur’anic Science

Item Subject Unit Sources
1 Qur’anic sciences 2 Qur’anic sciences (professor Mohammad Hadi Marefat)
2 Elementary interpretation 2 Tafseer Nemooneh
3 Orderly interpretation 1-3 6 Tafseer Nemooneh
4 Thematic interpretation 1-2 4 Stories of Qur’an and ethics in Qur’an (professor Misbah Yazdi)
5 Method of teaching Qur’an 1 Qur’an teaching guide (professor Habibi)
6 Introduction to narratives’ history and sources 2 Notes
Total 17  


Item Subject Unit Sources
1 Research method 2 Research method (professor Karami, professor Mehdizadeh or Hosseinian)
2 Propagation method 1 Propagation method (professor Bechari)
3 Political system 3 Philosophy of politics
4 The political ideology of Imam Khomeini 2 Notes
5 Farsi (Persian) literature 3 Persian language and writing (SAMT publications)
6 Foreign language 3 Enterchange
7 Physical training 2  
8 Family hygiene 1  
9 Final dissertation 2  
10 Islamic ethics and training 2 Fundamental teachings of ethics
Total 21  

The total of units in this session is 189.