Rasul Jafarian (Persian: رسول جعفریان) (born June 30, 1964) is an Iranian clergyman and researcher in field of Iranian history. He is currently the Professor of the Department of History at the University of Tehran, the Director of The specialized library on Islam and Iran, and the Director of the Central Library of the University of Tehran. Rasul Jafarian became a permanent member of the Academy of Sciences of Iran in June 2018 with the vote of the members of the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences.
Rasul Jafarian was born on June 30, 1964, in Khvorasgan, Isfahan Province, Iran.
After completing his primary education in Khvorasgan, he traveled to Isfahan and spent his Middle school education there. During his stay in Isfahan, Jafarian freely attended classes in religious schools. He migrated to Qom in 1978 to continue his seminary education and first attended the classes of Khan School and then Resalat School.
In 1980, after completing his studies, began teaching at the University of Tehran and University of Isfahan. Islamic studies and history of Islam are among the fields that he has taught. Jafarian became a permanent member of Academy of Sciences of Iran in June 2018 and is currently teaching at the University of Tehran with the rank of professor.
Jafarian’s main research is on the history of Shia Islam, but he has also done a lot of research in fields such as the political history of the beginning of Islam and the history of the Safavid period. He has also published numerous studies and articles on the history of Iranian pilgrimage (Hajj).