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)
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, including 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.
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.
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.
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