About Us

 

Al-Mustafa Open University is an international cultural and academic institution which aims to disseminate Islamic knowledge, humanities and socialites’. Taking advantage of latest technologies available in virtual space, Al-Mustafa Open University provides equal opportunities for every person who has an interest in gaining Islamic knowledge as well as humanities irrespective of the person’s religion, faith, gender and nationality. It provides the basis to train pious experts in academics and specialists in order to produce, explain and spread the pure teachings of Islam, the holy household of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the holy Qur'an.

Status and credibility

This open university is affiliated with the university of Al-Mustafa PBUH and has an official permit from the ministry of education, research and technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The certificates and degrees provided by the university also have international credibility.

Establishment goals and missions

To nurture committed academics and scholars in the field of Islamic studies and humanities;

To promote Islam and the teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt peace be upon them to the entire world by means of virtual content production and spreading fascinating religious materials in various languages.

To facilitate and provide support for the students of Al-Mustafa PBUH to pursue their studies in virtual environments.

Addressee of this university

Muslims around the world irrespective of their faith and nationality;

People who are interested in culture and Islamic teachings from various ethnic groups and nationalities;

Different strata of society including women and men with different levels of education. (University / General)

Academic courses (curriculum)

This academic institution has strived to design and implement various versatile academic and practical programs on various academic levels of basic, bachelor’s and Master’s. It also provides short courses as well as modular courses in order to cater the needs and expectations of the students worldwide.

Major advantages of Al-Mustafa Open University

It has more than ten years of experience and excellent records in various fields of Islamic disciplines and humanities in cyberspace;

Comprehensiveness and diversity at different academic levels namely associates, bachelor's and master's in the fields of law and jurisprudence, the Koran and the hadith, morality and education, philosophy, theology and mysticism, Islamic studies, history and civilizations, religions, languages literature, Humanities and social Sciences, etc.

Offering a variety of short and modular courses tailoring to the needs of its audience;

Benefitting from the latest technological achievements in the field of education and communication;

Online access to academic resources;

Availability of the courses in various living languages of the world;

Benefit of gaining scholarly advice;

Official and internationally recognized certificates and degrees

The learning curve

Learning in this university provides the benefit of using the newest methods of distance education, incl

uding the use of internet and mobile systems of interaction. In this way all the stages of registration, course selection, academic evaluation, training, research and cultural services are mechanized. The students benefit from rich, diverse and fascinating contents provided to them. Under the tautology of experienced teachers and professors they climb their way towards higher levels of virtues and excellence. This provides grounds for them to experience life with dignity and self-esteem under Islamic teachings.

 

University faculties

Faculty of Qur'an and the Hadith

Faculty of Islamic Studies

Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence

Faculty of Islamic morality and education

Faculty of Philosophy and Theology

Faculty of religions and faiths

Faculty of Languages and Literature

Faculty of Social Studies

 

Geographical location

The head office of the university is located in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s holy city of Qom. It has many branches and representative offices in different parts of the world.

 

Academic Programs (Curriculum)

Necessity of virtual learning

Limitations of physical learning on one hand and the interests of students wanting to learn various disciplines and sciences along with the rapid advances in information technology on the other gave rise to a new innovation and vision of effective education providing equal opportunities to all. One of these emerging ideas is the Internet distant learning (e-learning).

In this method, the entire process of assessment and acceptance of a candidate, course selection, course presentation, questions and answers between teachers and students, exams and academic evaluation, educational –research services are done electronically. The students can access their account whenever they’d like to from any part of the world. By making use of technological features, the teachers and the administers monitor and evaluate the progress of the student and provide them individualized learning and lesson plans.

Education programs (Degree programs)

The university has designed a variety of programs tailored to the needs of its audiences. We will provide an introduction to these programs;

  1. Diverse subject fields at different academic levels (Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate):

The subject field in these academic levels have been designed for various levels offering numerous Islamic disciplines and humanities in multiple languages. Some of the Islamic disciplines include the Koran and the Hadith, jurisprudence, Islamic theology, philosophy and mysticism, Islamic Studies, Shiite studies, Persian literature, ethics, Islamic education etc.

 

Educational and Degree Programs

Specifications

Associate

This course runs for at least four, half-a-year semesters. At the end of the course an official certificate is provided by the ministry of education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Bachelor

This course runs for at least eight, half-a-year semesters. At the end of the course an official Bachelors certificate is provided by the ministry of education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Master

This course runs for at least four, half-a-year semesters. At the end of the course an official Masters certificate is provided by the ministry of education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Doctorate

Up till date, the university is yet to obtain license for its virtual PhD course. After obtaining the  permit the course will also be available for the interested candidates.

 

  1. Short courses and modular courses
  • This type of educational program has been designed and produced to include a variety of courses according to the practical needs and inclinations of the audiences at different levels worldwide.
  • The main advantage of this type of program lies in its diversity, practicality and short duration.
  • At the end of each program, official certificate will be awarded by the University.

Link of programs and courses will be added to the context of the site soon

  1. Seminarian lectures of Qom and Najaf

One of the main demands on the audiences of Al-Mustafa Open University is to provide an opportunity to its students to learn from the Shiite seminaries. The virtual establishment of this faculty has made it possible for the interested candidates to learn seminarian subjects from great scholars and academics.

Link of programs and courses will be added to the context of the site soon

  1. Seminarian courses in four levels

One of the main programs of the university is the official launch of the seminarian courses in four levels, level one, level two, level three and level four. God willing in the coming two years with the financial supports and official recognition, this course will be made available to the students of Al-Mustafa Open University.

 

  1. Persian language courses

One of the very attractive and practical programs of the university is for those candidates who are interested in learning the ancient and rich Persian language.

The program is designed in three semesters (9months) and after its successful completion the candidates will be fluent in the four skills namely, reading, writing, speaking and listening.  They would be able to study rich Persian literature texts and explore the vast Persian-Islamic civilization. It would also enable them to easily travel to Persian –speaking countries like Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and communicate with around 150 million Persian speaking people.

The graduates of this course would be awarded with an official certificate from the university.

 

 

 

Table for various available educational fields

Number

Language

Degree

Courses

 

 

Associate

Persian language and Islamic teachings

1

Persian

Bachelor

Jurisprudence

Persian literature

 

 

Master

Moral philosophy

Applied ethics

Qur'anic studies and commentary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate

  

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2

Arabic

Bachelor

Islamic law

Qur'anic and Hadith sciences

 

 

 

Master

Quranic studies and commentary

Family jurisprudence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate

           -----

3

Urdu

Bachelor

Qur'anic and Hadith sciences

 

 

Master

Qur'anic studies and commentary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate

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4

English

Bachelor

                -------

 

 

Master

Exegesis and Qur'anic Sciences

 

 

 

Islamic Ethics-Moral Philosophy

 

 

 

Islamic Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate

Islamic teachings

5

Azeri

Bachelor

----

 

 

Master

Islamic Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate

Islamic teachings

6

Turkish

Bachelor

-----

 

 

Master

----

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate

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7

French

Bachelor

-----

 

 

Master

Islamic studies

 

 

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