to Public Relations and Information Center of Ministry of Culture,
Davoud Mohammadi, Deputy Chairman of a leading parliamentary commission
said Islamic Republic of Iran is honored for being the burial place of
one Infallible Imams, because Iranian nation throughout the history has
benefited from the blessing of Imam Reza.
He said Imam Reza International festival is not only a source of pride
for Iranians but also for Muslim across the world.
Mr. Mohammadi said today culture has become the common language among
all nations, religions and Islamic arts due to its spiritual
characteristics could play a major role in presenting some aspects of
outlooks and teaching of Iranian Islamic culture and promotion of
He added that Imam Reza International Festival, if utilized properly can
play a leading role in forging cultural diplomacy among Muslim nations
and Shiites in particular.
This leading Parliamentarian went on saying that today Islamic world is
going through a critical juncture and Muslims in different part of the
world are subject to various kinds of oppressions and a violent image of
Islam is being presented and that’s why we should try to portray an
affectionate image of Islam and teachings of Imam Reza to people of the