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Understanding Quran - Mr. Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series (in Farsi)

  • ICCNC 1433 Madison Street Oakland, CA 94612 (map)

We are pleased to announce a series of lectures by Mr. Abdolali Bazargan at ICCNC, occurring on the second Saturday of every other month from 6 to 8pm.

Suggested donation: $10/person

The central theme of Mr. Bazargan’s lectures is focused on the ethical dimensions emphasized in the Qur’an and traditions (or hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Twelve Imams. Mr. Bazargan addresses the history and processes of scriptural interpretation that have often given rise to dubious understandings of the text. He argues that the commitment to equality, liberalism, and pluralism resonates with the spirit of early Islam, when an emerging theology was intrinsically wedded to one of liberty.

Mr. Abdolali Bazargan was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran. He is the second child of the late Mohandas Mehdi Bazargan, the first Prime Minister of Iran after the Islamic Revolution. He has a Masters in Architecture Design from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) University, Tehran, Iran and has more than 45 years of experience in designing buildings. Mr. Bazargan has spent much of his life devoted to the study and teachings of Quran. He has over 20 publications in social and religious subjects, including Qur’anic research and Islamic teachings.

For a detailed biography and list of Abdolali Bazargan’s publications please visit his website at