Ibn Sina Research Institute


From the very beginning of its existence (in the last years of the 1360s), the Ibn Sina Research Institute, glorifying the great name of the great philosopher of the ages, (Abu Ali Sina), tried to bow its activities around the bow, for profit and profit became the common coin of the age. Divine and honor scholars, thinkers and various branches of knowledge.

The building of the Ibn Sina Research Institute (except for a short time on Keshavarz Boulevard) was located in the city of Quds (Iranzamin Street) for more than a decade. During this period, the Ibn Sina Research Institute was able to provide many services to the culture and knowledge of Islamic-Iranian civilization with the help of Hassan Tawfiq Elahi.


The publication of more than seven hundred titles of research books and articles in various fields of humanities as well as technological topics has been a part of the activities of Ibn Sina Research Institute. The institute has also been able to play an effective role in cultural interaction and exchange with the centers by connecting with scientific centers around the world – such as UNESCO, the University of Oxford, New York University, the University of Moscow and the Islamic Centers of Hamburg, and by launching a website since the late 1970s. Take on contemporary science.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology


Fortunately, in the first decade after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the compilation of various encyclopedias in various fields increased and in various fields of humanities and even experimental sciences, valuable dictionaries and encyclopedias appeared in both Persian and other languages.


The idea of ​​compiling an extensive anthropological encyclopedia dealing with the subject of “man” and recognizing his existential traits in various objective and mental origins has been preoccupied with the thought of the founders of the center for many years; However, the practical fruits of this plan came to fruition in the early years of the 1991s, and the “Comprehensive Plan for the Compilation of the Anthropological Encyclopedia” emerged. After its publication, this project was sent to various scientific-cultural institutions around the world and was met with a dazzling response in various circles.


Among them, the approval of the mentioned plan (among the supervised plans) by the presidential institutions, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, as well as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is exemplary. The Center for the Encyclopedia of Anthropology was originally envisioned with two (mixed) perspectives: both in and out of the field of specialized anthropological knowledge, but it has continued to serve culture with the theme and purpose of “man.”

There are countless fields of humanities that have researched and re-examined “man”, except for the separate branches of anthropology, which have a higher status and a longer history among the humanities. founded. Psychology, sociology, law, economics, and even philosophy, mysticism, and theology all conceive of human recognition.


Therefore, the Encyclopaedia of Anthropology has embellished both articles and books with anthropological character (in the strict sense of the word) as well as articles with jurisprudential, legal, philosophical, mystical, psychological and economic views of this wide range. He devoted much of his time to preparing the encyclopedia, much longer than expected, and spent many years.


Finally, in the last years of the 1370s, the activities of a subdivision in the encyclopedia were concentrated and the “Anthropology Encyclopedia Center” was established to coordinate and streamline scientific-executive affairs under the chairmanship of Dr. Sadegh Mahfouzi. The core of the study groups existed even before the Encyclopaedia of Anthropology was organized within the Ibn Sina Research Institute. Scattered researchers and writers working in various disciplines of the humanities later compiled cohesive groups under the supervision of encyclopedic scientists who, with the addition of other researchers in new study groups, prepared and wrote encyclopedia entries.

Museum of Manuscripts and Cultural Works of Dr. Sadegh Mahfouzi


For many years, the personal interest of the center management (Dr. Sadegh Mahfouzi) in collecting and researching manuscripts became a very exquisite personal collection that gradually became one of the most precious and unique museums in the Middle East. Although all of these exquisite and valuable manuscripts were provided over the years with much effort and personal expense by the center management (as well as their grandparents), they were kept in several separate, remote repositories that did not have the proper order.


On the other hand, it was feared that the most important purpose and motivation for purchasing and preserving these valuable works, that is, making them available and available for use by researchers and the cultural community of the country, would not be estimated with this scattering of works and scholars would be unaware of these unique works. .


The sum of these factors and the artistic and cultural attitude of Dr. Sadegh Mahfouzi and the idea of ​​research in the essence and within the intellectual methods and tastes of the predecessors caused a part of the floors of the encyclopedia center building in the form of museums and permanent exhibitions of cultural and artistic manuscripts for public view and enthusiasts. And place the mentioned copies in a convenient place.