National Conference on Nuclear Jurisprudence was held for two days from 19 Feb. to 20 Feb 2014 at the “Iranian Atomic Energy Organization” and “Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought” in Tehran and Qom.
In this national conference the jurisprudential principles and foundations of the fatwa against nuclear weapons was reviewed.
In 2005, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, has issued a fatwa saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons is forbidden (Haram) under Islamic jurisprudential bases. This historical fatwa was cited in an official statement by the Iranian government at an August 2005 meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna and then it was registered as an official document in the U.N.
In this conference, eminent figures of Islamic seminary discussed Islamic principles of the unlawfulness and forbiddance of production, stockpiling and use of nuclear and mass destruction weapons.
From Islamic Seminary Ayatollah Al-Uzma Abdollah Javadi Amoli, Ayatollah Al-Uzma Ja’far Sobhani, Ayatollah Abolqasem Alidoost, Ayatollah Ali-Akbar Rashad, Ayatollah Mohammad-Javad Fazel Lankaraqni, Ayatollah Mohsen Faqihi, Hojjatoleslam wa al-Moslemin Dr. Ahmad Moballeqi, Hojjatoleslam wa al-Moslemin Bahman Akbari, Hojjatoleslam wa al-Moslemin Mohammad-Ali Qasemi, Dr. Naser Qorbannia, Dr. Mahmoud Hekmatnia were presented their view.
Dr. Ali-Akbar Salehi and Behrouz Kamalvandi from “Iranian Atomic Energy Organization” were also attended the conference and gave speech as key speakers.
For this conferece five symposioms were also held presinting the articles in this topic before the main gathering.