“I live in a Shia city; and after the dissolution of communism in my country, I continued my religious activities in Al-Mustafa international university”, said Aziz Nabiev, the dean of Imam Reza (A.S) seminary School in Georgia regarding his activities in Gerorgia as reported by News Department of Imam Reza (A.S) International Foundation for Culture& Arts.
“I founded the first seminary school in Georgia and named it after Imam Reza (A.S) in which tens of preachers are trained and sent to different places to propagate the teachings of Ahlul Bayt”, he added.
“Unfortunately, the Salafids have entered Muslim societies and have deceived Muslims with their possessions. Therefore, we really need financial equipment to propagate Islamic teachings” he said.
“In order to propagate Alhul Bayt teachings, we have held meetings with students of seminaries” he added, mentioning that Nahj al-Balagha and Sahifa Sajadia have been translated to Georgian.
Madieh Rasul: I was attracted by the architecture of Imam Reza Holy shrine
Madihe Rasul, another Non-Iranian guest of the 12th Imam Reza (A.S) International Festival from Lahore, Pakistan who had attended the press conference, mentioned that she has been invited to Mashhad and Imam Reza (A.S) International Festival as a select devotee of Razavi culture due to creating many fine works of art regarding Imam Reza (A.S).
“I started my artistic activities in Iran Cultural Center in Lahore. I got familiar with Iranian arts by reading the related books which was available in the center’s library. Afterward, I found some books about Imam Reza (A.S) there and the architecture of his holy shrine truly impressed me. I was attracted by the architecture of this holy place and I kept studying its architecture patterns since”.