SHAFAQNA – The 12th edition of the International Conference on Mahdism (Mahdaviat) Doctrine will be held in the Iranian holy city of Qom.
Hujjat-al-Islam Sayyed Masoud Pourseyedaghayi, director of the Ayande Roshan (bright future) institute which organizes the annual conference, made the announcement in a meeting earlier this week with grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in Qom.
He said that while the previous editions of the international scholarly event used to be held in Tehran, it was decided that the holy city of Qom, which is home to the Islamic seminary, host the program this year.
The cleric added that the 12th Mahdism Doctrine International Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20.
‘Apocalyptic prophecies from the perspective of the Abrahamic religions’ will be the main theme of the event this year.
The Bright Future Institute holds the international event every year on the fifteenth of Sha’ban (in the lunar Hijri calendar), the auspicious birthday of Imam Mahdi (May God hasten his glad advent), to bring together researchers in messianic sciences.
Last year, 88 scholars from 54 countries took part in the 11th edition of the conference.