Scholars of Astan Quds Razavi’s Islamic Research Foundation have reviewed the fourth volume of “Historical Atlas of Iran's Sadat”. Sadat (plural form of Sayyid or Seyyed), is a title given to the descendants of the Prophet (pbuh)).
The fourth volume of the atlas is about the Sadat of Qom and Aveh. The book-review meeting was held with the participation of Hassan Hosseini, the author and researcher of this work and a group of scholars, authors and critics.
Introducing the work as the 4th volume of a 16-volume collection of the historical atlas on Sadat, the author said: "This atlas is one of the scientific projects of AQR Islamic Research Foundation that has been running for many years.”
Hosseini stated that the purpose of this project was to investigate the process of migration, settlement and expansion of Sadat of Bani Hashem lineage in Iran, saying: “In the first step, the arrival of Sadat until the end of the 9th century AH has been studied. Such attributes as cities of residence, important families, prominent personalities and geographical distribution have been studied in this work as well.
He added: “The presence of Sadat in Iran has provided the basis for promoting Islam and Shiism and one of the conspicuous consequences of their presence in Iran has been the construction of mausoleums and shrines which are currently considered as cultural hubs in the country”.
According to him, the atlas aims at identifying different clans introducing their political, social and cultural influence. “Compilation of the fourth volume took about two years of research and study by genealogists, chroniclers and experts of history.”
The spread of Shiism in Iran and Iraq owes much to the initiatives and endeavors of a large number of Sadat in these countries.