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Leader Calls for Poems to Spur Islamic Awakening

By Harriet Staff

From this Tehran Times article:

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has emphasized the significant role of literature in the uprising of Islamic Awakening.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in Tehran on Monday at a meeting with the Iranian and foreign literati who attended the International Congress on Islamic Awakening Literature.

He asked the literary figures from Islamic countries to write poetry that would have a great influence on the uprising of the Islamic Awakening.

At the meeting, guests from Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain and several other countries recited their poetry in honor of Prophet Muhammad (S), the Islamic Awakening, and the 33rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

The Leader also stated that the concept of the poetry with the central theme of the Islamic Awakening must give insight into the Islamic nations, saying, “Special attention needs to be paid to the literature of Islamic Awakening and its lofty goals and processes.”

He emphasized that the role of religion, faith in God, and Quranic concepts must also be covered in the poetry of the Islamic Awakening since any movement rooted in religious beliefs will be invulnerable and everlasting.

He also said he regarded the uprising of the Islamic Awakening a true awakening which will not end and will continue; and the history of the Islamic ummah will surely change with God’s permission.

Originally Published: February 7th, 2012