On the 17th day of the month of Rabiul-Awwal (this year, October 3), the mowlud (birthday) of the 6th Imam of Muslims – Imam Jafar Sadiq (a) is celebrated. The Imam was born in 83 AH in Medina, was poisoned by order of the Abbasid caliph Mansur, and was martyred on the 25th day of the month of Shawwal in 148 AH. He was 34 years old when his father, Imam Baghir (a), was martyred. From that moment on, for 31 years he was the Imam of the Muslims, making every effort to convey the true essence of the Qur’an to mankind. As a result of incredible heroism and patience, the imam was able to establish in Medina a huge educational center for those times. People from all over the world flocked to Medina to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the imam. They received information not only about true Islam, but also about worldly sciences. At different times, the imam had 4,000 students. He cultivated many outstanding scientists in various fields of science. Imam Jafar Sadik (a) made a lot of efforts to implement the tenets of Islam, the wills of the Prophet (pbuh). And it is no coincidence that in Islam, Shiism is also called Jafarism, and Shiites are called Jafarites.