Culture ministry to back books on Islamic awakening
13 Nov 2011 18:04
Works by Iranian authors on Islamic awakening are good to be rendered into other languages, said minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Husseini, in his address at the conference of Iranian Books and Islamic Awakening.
IBNA: Parallel with the Book Week, the conference of Iranian Books and Islamic Awakening was held this morning (November 13, 2011) at the House of the Literati in the presence of minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Husseini, Bahman Dorri, Cultural Deputy of Guidance Ministry, Dr Mohammad Taskhiri from the Organization of Religious Proximity and Hujatoleslam Mohammad Reza Husseini, vice president of the Ahlulbeit International Assembly.
In his keynote speech, Husseini stressed the role the Islamic Revolution has had on the recent Islamic awakening in the region and said some are after belittling Iran's role in such happenings while in the past 33 years, Iran has turned out to be the spring of such movements.
He argued that several historical figures have sought the Islamic awakening like Seyed Ghotb, Seyed Jamaledin Asadabadi and Alameh Eghbal Lahuri. "Such movements were led individually and were directed by single political stances, so in that sense they cannot be compared with the Islamic Revolution."
He added that Iran's Islamic Revolution seriously endorses such movements by the depressed. "No matter where, the Islamic Republic of Iran has always disclosed the nature of colonialism; it has also encouraged others to stand against force. No one denies Iran's role in the Islamic awakening but this does not mean that we have done our best in this regard and there still remains a lot to be done in international arenas."
Elsewhere in his speech, Husseini remarked the Muslim Brotherhood and its main figures and asserted that preservation and maintenance of the Islamic awakening is much more demanding than its initiation. "The region's nations should take advantage of Iran's revolution as the best experience available for them," he added. "Because no other such movements can be found to withstand all pressures, threats and limitations and still remain solid."
He also asked his cultural deputy to back books on Islamic awakening and have them translated into other languages of the world.
Other speakers of the meeting where Bahman Dorri, Cultural Deputy of Guidance Ministry, and Ayatollah Taskhiri.
In his speech, Dorri said Iran's revolution changed the prevailing dialogues in the world and changed them to the favor of Muslims.
As he said, fighting arrogance is a distinguishing feature of Islamic awakening movements and Syria's unrest cannot be classified as an Islamic movement.