“Fortunately, International Festival of Imam Reza (P.B.U.H.), as a cultural program, has reached many successes every year based on the teachings of the holy Imams (P.B.U.T.) which are based on Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet of Allah (PBUH)”, said Mashhad and Kalat MP Sayyed Hashem Bani-Hashemi, according to News and Information department of the International Foundation of Imam Reza (A.S.).
“Fortunately, the ground to spread Razavi knowledge is provided annually by the International Festival of Imam Reza (A.S.)” he continued, mentioning that Mashhad is the spiritual capital of Iran and a place that can properly publish culture of Islam in the world.
“The purpose of cultural activities should not be limited to getting together and doing some nominal works, but it is needed that in such programs, through explaining the rules of Islam, these teachings, in accordance with existing conditions of people, should be defined to be used in their life styles” added the Parliament's energy committee member and pointed out that for greater efficiency of cultural activities such as the Festival of Imam Reza (A.S.), careful attention should be paid to the contents and the content of these activities should be enhanced.
“International Festival of Imam Reza (A.S.) is an opportunity that Islamic system has provided for the community to explain country needs by holding this festival in different cities of the country”, Bani-Hashemi added.
“The appropriate contents for this ceremony cab be found in our religious and artistic texts, and our scholars have written about them. And it is our duty to explain these things with regard to the present situation, and to take the advantage of this opportunity” he added.
The member of the Energy Commission of the Islamic Parliament stressed that “In a situation when the attacks of the enemy is no longer limited to direct attacks and killings, and the enemy has taken the culture weapon, attacking the Islamic countries, especially the Islamic Revolution of Iran, our activities should, also, be placed in such a way that we can neutralize their invasion”.
“Islamic Revolution of Iran could provide conditions of Islamic Awakening in the region; even, the scope of the revolution expanded to the extent that led to the breaking of the power of the Zionist regime by the resistance of Gaza, and all of these are the result of the pure teachings of Islam. If these Islamic teachings are properly raised in polluted atmosphere of cultural invasion, we will have the best outcomes” he added.
Referring to the theme of this year entitled "The economy and culture with national commitment and effective (Jihadi) management”, he emphasized that the issue of Jihadi management in cultural issues should be given special attention to and this type of management can reveal the inner capacities of individuals in accordance with their beliefs and art.
“The ten-day opportunity of Generosity should be properly honored with the two purposes of resistant culture and economy, based on the teachings of Islam and the policies of resistant economy and self-believing culture” he finally added.