The Center of Mosque Studies - The first Specialized Exhibition for Mosque was held by the Center of Supervision on Mosque Affairs at the Islamic Culture and Relations Organizations (ICRO) in Tehran.
The idea of this exhibition was based on improvement of management knowledge of Imams and commands of the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei who recognizes Imams as the “natural managers of mosques”.
It has to be mentioned that the first expert educational mosque management was held by the Center of Supervision on Mosque Affairs on September for more than 1500 Imams of Tehran province. The achieved success behind of this educational course caused to continue of that according to received requests from the Imams.
Holding of this exhibition on 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran was one of the most significant characteristics of this exhibition and the Center of Supervision on Mosques Affairs could presented its achievements in mosque area during 30 years of its activities.
The idea of holding such exhibition was a new one in Iran which could gathered the Imams from 32 provinces of Iran in one place under support of the Center of Supervision on Mosques Affairs, the Islamic Propaganda Organization and the Endowment Organization of Iran.
The representative of Imam Khamenei, mosque and religious activists and mosque managers including imams and board members of mosques are defined as the main audiences of this exhibition.
But the decoration of this exhibition was composed of seven main corridor in which every audience is presented by the expert of any corridor and receives his/her required educational content according to their demands on mosque management.
The cultural part of mosque and its facing challenges, presenting strategic pattern of culture-building practices, familiarity with the legal system of the mosques, Establishment of a mosque technical engineering system with the aim of preserving the Islamic architecture of the mosques, rebuilding the old mosques and the principles of building new mosques with the help of day science using the original architecture of the mosques of Iran, Introducing the mosque-finder software as the best software to access the mosques of Tehran province and how to enter the mosque information in this software, getting to know the significant relating active websites and brain storming in in mosque area are some parts of the given contents in this exhibition.
There is the opportunity for imams and seminary students to expand their knowledge in in principles of mosque management and having direct dialogue with the officials of the Center of Supervision on Mosque Affairs in order to present their suggestions or critical views during this exhibition.
One of the main purposes of holding such exhibition was introducing the principles of the “Islamic Prominent Mosque” and views of Imam Khamenei and decedent Imam Khomeini on mosque issue which was presented by the Center of Supervision on Mosque Affairs.