A Short biography of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Dr. Seyyed Abbas Salehi
Dr. Seyyed Abbas Salehi was born in Mashhad in 1964 and is the son of the late Ayatollah Mirza Hassan Salehi
Seyyed Abbas Salehi has studied philosophy at university and he has also seminary education. He studied in
the two Seminaries of Mashhad and Qom, and he was student to the grand Ayatollahs such as:
Vahid Khorasani, Javad Tabrizi, Seyyed Ezzedin Zanjani, Mirza Ali Agha, and others.
Salehi was also a student of professors Ibrahimi Dinani, Ansari Shirazi, Javadi Amoli and Hassanzadeh Amoli
in philosophical debates.
Since 1991 he has taught courses in jurisprudence, philosophy and Islamic theology in the seminaries and
Some of his executive record:
- A member of the board of directors and board of trustees of
the Islamic Propaganda Office since 1997(5 courses)
- A Member of the Council of Cultural Engineering
(Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution) from 2006 to 2008
- The real member of the General Culture Council and the managing
director and editor of some of the country's scientific and cultural publications
- Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic
Guidance in the first four years of Hassan Rouhani’s government
Engaging with publishers and cultured people as well as promoting participation with civil publishing organizations
in implementing cultural events, especially, participation in the policy-making and leaving executive affairs of the
Tehran International Book Fair to publishing organizations should be cited in positive terms in his work.