Former culture minister attends gathering of poets at Imam's historic house

Former culture minister attends gathering of poets at Imam's historic house

A gathering of poets have been held at historic residence during cultural week marked in remembrance of the late founder of Islamic Republic.

The ceremony was attended by former cultural Minister Ahmad Masjid Jamei, poets, intellectuals and professors from universities and seminaries. 

The famous poets from central Arak province read their poetry and poetic verses covering various themes and Imam Khomeini's thoughts and ideals. 

Addressing the gathering, Masjid Jamei said that the Persian poets had showed great devotion towards the people of the holy prophet's Household.

The gathering was held to mark Imam Khomeini's birth anniversary. A week was launched each year on birth anniversary of Imam Khomeini and a series of programs are organized by the institute across various Iranian cities to promote the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic

Imam, who established an Islamic democratic system in Iran, remains popular among the world Muslims and oppressed nations of the world due to his stance against global arrogance

Ruhollah Mousavi was born to Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Musavi and Hajieh Khanum on 20 Jamadi al-Akhir 1320/ 24 September 1902, the anniversary of the birth of Hazrat Fatima (‘a), in the small town of Khomein, some 160 kilometers to the southwest of Qum.

He was the child of a family with a long tradition of religious scholarship. His ancestors, descendants of Imam Musa al-Kazim, the seventh Imam of the Ahl al-Bayt.

Imam had well command over a range of Islamic and interdisciplinary fields such as jurisprudencephilosophymysticism and poetry. Several of his works are translated more than 20 living languages over the past few years. 

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