“Kurdish culture and literature is full of deep religious beliefs, and scholars, mystics, and Kurdish poets have provided valuable services to literature and culture of Islamic Iran” said Homayoun Amirzadeh in the closing session of the third international Razavi Kurdish Literature and Culture Festival in Sanandaj, as reported by News and Information department of the International Foundation of Imam Reza (AS).
“The Kurdish literature is full of great romantic contents and idioms and, nowadays, the movement to translate these works is a real need in the community” he added.
“Artistic and literary works that have been created in the Kurdish language should be translated into Farsi and the public use of the themes and teachings that are prevalent in Kurdish literature should be taken as the priority and our attention should be to our own culture and literature” he mentioned.
He added that “the translation movement of Kurdish works should serve all sections of the society even overseas compatriots and much more efforts should be made in this area”.
“The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance will effectively support the translators of this province in translating Kurdish literary works into Farsi” the advisor of the deputy minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said.
Amirzadeh, then, pointed the need for performing artistic and cultural plans and festivals with a focus on strengthening the unity and proximity among Islamic sects and said “Holding Razavi Kurdish Literature and Culture Festival, given the special devotion of the faithful and religious people of Kurdistan to Ahl al-Bayt (P.B.U.T.) is one of the important and impressive affairs”.
“Imam Reza (AS) was the unity chain among Islamic sects and schools of thought, and the devotion of Sunni Kurdish people to this great Imam is indicated fully in all their artistic and cultural works, particularly the works of admirers, artists, poets, and writers”.
The advisor of the deputy minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance also said, “It is hoped that the theme festivals with a focus on propagating Razavi culture, develop in parts such as Kurdistan which is full of unity and proximity among Islamic schools of thought”.