Iran’s Cultural Center of Thailand Commemorates a Ceremony in Respect of The Pioneer of Shiite in Thailand


Sheikh Ahmad Qomi' in Ayutthaya, ThailandJNN 20 May 2013 Bankok : Governor of Ayutthaya, mayor of Qom and other officials from Iran and Thailand attended a ceremony in honour of Pioneer of Shiite in Thailand , Sheikh Ahmad Qomi, in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Governor of Ayutthaya, mayor of Qom and other officials from Iran and Thailand attended a ceremony in honour of top Shiite figure, Sheikh Ahmad Qomi, in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Sheikh Ahmad Qomi (Qummi) was born in 1543 in Paeene Shahar district of Qom city of Iran and was highly educated and qualified in the teachings of the Islamic religious scriptures. He was a top Shiite religious cleric. The exact year that Ahmad came to Siam with his younger brother Muhammad Said, is disputed. Some sources stated 1602, other 1603 and 1605. Both brothers and their retinue set up their residential in Ayutthaya.

According to Thai Shias, Sheikh Ahmad was the first person who introduced Shiite doctrine in Thailand.

Sheikh Ahmad passed away in 1631 at the old age of 88 years. Tomb of Sheikh Ahmed Qummi is now in Ayutthaya Teachers College.

The 2nd edition of Iran-Thailand joint Cultural Week with the motto of “Qom- Ayutthaya, Walk through the Better Future” will be held at historical city of Ayutthaya, Thailand on May 2013.

According to the public relations office of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the 2nd edition of Iran-Thailand joint Cultural Week with the motto of “Qom- Ayutthaya, Walk through the Better Future” will be opened on May 17 and will run till May 19, 2013.

The 2nd edition of Iran-Thailand joint Cultural Week will be held with the attendance of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organizations deputy Dr Mansour Etesami and more than 50 Iranian artists at historical city of Ayutthaya, Thailand

Opening Iranian Room, waving Irans flag, planting tree at the side of Sheikh Ahmad Qomi Tomb, holding scientific-cultural meetings to commemorate Sheikh Ahmad Qomi, unveiling Sheikh Ahmad Qomi’s stamp and unveiling Sheikh Ahmad Qumi’s book are among the programs of 2nd edition of Iran-Thailand joint Cultural Week.

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