The Scientific and Religious Schools and Centers and the Shiite Rijals (Characters) in the Book of Naqd

Morteza Vafaie

One of the Shiite theological works written in the sixth century After Hijrah in rejection and criticism of a book against Shiites is the well-known book of Naqd. The book, besides its theological and religious content, is a treasury of historical, religious, cultural, social and literary information about the people of Iran. Because of the vastness and variety of the data presented in this book, this article limits itself to the study of the reports and information provided by the author about the schools, scientific-cultural centers and some of the Shiite scholars living at that age in the Shiite cities of especially central Iran.

Key Words: Shiite cities, sixth century After Hijrah, Scientific schools, Shiite scholars, Naqd.