Shiraz hosts nat’l confab on Ashura literature

A painting on Ashura by Iranian master Mahmoud Farshchian (file photo)

Shiraz, Dec 6, IRNA – The 10th National conference on Ashura literature was held in the city of Shiraz on Thursday with the participation of 150 Iranian poets and researchers.
  “A total of 89 articles from 26 provinces were submitted to the event’s secretariat of which 26, from 11 provinces, were accepted and 15 works were presented at the conference”, the event’s secretary said.

“The conference was held with an aim to introduce Ashura culture and literature,” Morteza Mousavi added.

Elsewhere, university professor and Ashura researcher Mohamamd Reza Sangari said: “Following Ashura, the poet’s poems, writings and elegies introduced the event better.”

The conference honored 26 selected poets of Ashura literature.

Ashura marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam, and his loyal companions who were martyred in the plains of Karbala in modern Iraq on the 10th of the lunar month of Muharram.



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