IBNA- The 6th edition of Scientific International Conference of Shams and Mewlana (Rumi) will be held as a webinar in the city of Khoy, West Azerbaijan Iranian Province on September 28.
The event which is held annually has been organized by Trusteeship of Shams Mausoleum in Khoy in cooperation with Iran’s Research Center of Theosophy and Philosophy, the Scientific Association of Islamic Mysticism as well as some other research institutes.
Reza Ja’farpour, chairman of Trusteeship of Shams Mausoleum in Khoy told IBNA: “This year, because of COVID-19 outbreak, the event will be attended by a number of scholars in Person will speech and others will deliver their speeches online on September 29 and 30.”
Almost 56 articles on Persian literature and mysticism have been received by the secretariat of the conference. The compilation of articles presented in two earlier editions will be ready for this year both in print and digital format,” he added.
The faculty members of universities, students of Persian language and literature and other disciplines of humanities frequently play an active role in the conference and send their papers to the secretariat of the conference. Every year, the event is attended by world scholars in addition to Shams and Mowlana specialists.
Shams-e Tabrizi (1185–1248) was the spiritual instructor of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Balkhi (Rumi) and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi's poetic collection, in particular ‘Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi’ (‘The Works of Shams of Tabriz’). Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.