Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:42:25 PM
Karbala to Host ‘Tarateel Sajjadiyah’ Int’l Festival

The fifth edition of “Tarateel Sajjadiyyah” international festival will be organized by the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq.

According to the website of the Astan, a number of religious and academic figures from Iraq and some other Arab and Muslim countries will attend the program.

The festival, which has been planned on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth infallible Shia Imam (AS), will start on October 16.

Mohammad Abdul Salam, director of the festival’s book fair, said that 50 publication centers from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan as well as Iraqi cultural institutes will present their works at the book fair.

The 10-day event will be held at Bayn al-Haramayn (the distance between the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) and Hazrat Abbas (AS) in Karbala) with the aim of disseminating the teachings of Imam Sajjad (AS) about human rights and society which the Imam mentioned in his supplications, “Sahifa Sajjadiyyah” and “Treaties of Rights”.

The festival also aims to introduce the intellectual heritage of the infallible Imam (AS) and its role in promoting the human rights culture and clarify the concept of peaceful coexistence among the followers of different religions stated by the Imam in the two works.

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