Feyz Medical Sciences Journal (eISSN:2008-9821) (pISSN:1029-7855)
Abbreviation: Feyz Med Sci J
Owner and Publisher: Kashan University of Medical Sciences
Feyz Medical Sciences Journal (eISSN: 2008-9821), the official journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, is a peer-reviewed, bimonlthy (6 issues per year), open access journal dedicated to improving the knowledge in the field of clinical and basic medicine by publishing high quality articles.
The journal publishes articles on all hot topics related to basic and clinical medicine.
Manuscripts should present in the form of original article, editorial, review (systematic review, meta-analysis, and narrative review), short communication, case report, letter to the editor and editorial.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR), DOAJ, ISC
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Google Scholar
Bimonthly (6 issues per year)
Open Access Policy
Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, "Feyz Medical Sciences Journal" provides immediate open access to its content.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner or economic interests.
Who is Feyz?
Mohsen Feyz Kashani was born in Kashan, Iran to a scholarly family renowned for its learning, Feyz started his education with his father, Shah Morteza. His father owned a rich library which benefited Feyz. When he reached the age of twenty, he travelled to Isfahan for further study. However, after a year in Isfahan, he moved to Shiraz to study Hadith and Fiq (Jurisprudence) under Majid Bahrani, one of the leading Shi'ite scholars of his time. Bahrani died a few months later, and Feyz returned to Isfahan where he joined the circles of great scholar Shaikh Bahai and studied philosophy under Mir Damad. After performing the hajj, he stayed a short time before returning to Iran.
Upon his return he found a new master, Qom Molla Sadra who taught him in different disciplines. Sadra taught him for eight years, studying ascetic exercises and learning all of the sciences. Sadra gave Feyz one of his daughters to marry, they later had a son named, Muhammad Alam al-Huda, who followed in his fathers footsteps. Feyz is said to have produced works that mixed Islamic scriptural moral concerns with Aristotelian, Platonic schemas and illuminationist mysticism- a rationalist gnostic approach. (Rizvi) Some of his works brought him bad attention, he was criticized by Unlama for not using the Idjma in questioning jurisprudence, such as the legitimacy of music and the definition of impurity. One of Feyz students later blames him for encouraging his students to listen to music. Feyz taught at the Molla'Ábd-Allah madrasa and led Friday prayer in Isfahan. After an unknown period of time Feyz returned to Kasan where he later died in the year 1680.
He was a prolific writer in both Persian and Arabic, with a bibliography of more than a hundred and twenty titles. One of his famous work is Mohjat-al-Beyza which is entirely rewritten of the Ihya' ulum al-din (Revival of Religious Sciences), the great work by al-Ghazali, from the Shia point of view. Another of his great works, 'Ayn al-yaqin, The Certitude of the Eye-witness, is a personal synthesis which complements his great commentary on the Quran.
His other works include Abwab-ol-Jenan (the doors of the Paradise), the comment of Safi, the comment of Asfi, Wafi (on exposition of Usul Kafi), Shafi, (the thing which cures), Mafati'h al-Sharayi' (The Keys of Islamic Law), Asrar-o-ssalat (the secrets of the prayers), Elm-ol yaghin (certain knowledge) on the principles of the religion, Kalimát al-Maknúnah (Hidden Words) The exposition on astronomy, Safina-to-nejat (the ship of relief), the exposition on the Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya, Tarjomat-ol salat (the translation of prayer) (in Persian), The translation of Taharat (the purification mentally and physically), Translations of the ideas, The "list of the sciences" and Divan of poems. There are some 13000 lines of poems in his works. He was one of the first to present the revolutionary idea that Islamic prayer does not necessarily have to be in Arabic.
A thorough bibliographic study has shown that Fayz wrote 122 works for a total on over 550,000 lines; of these, about forty have been published. He wrote some 20,000 verses of Persian poetry, mostly in Sufi style, and thirty Persian prose works.