On the happy occasion, a book titled ‘Honoring the Father’ in Urdu was launched by the Iranian Culture Center in Islamabad aimed at promoting religious and cultural teachings, IRNA reported.
The ceremony was held in the meeting hall of Khana-e-Farhang Rawalpindi and was also attended by scholars, poets, Persian lovers and university professors.
Congratulating the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (PBUH), Ehsan Khazaei, the cultural counselor of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan, said the poems of every poet should awaken people just like those by Muslim poet Muhammad Iqbal Iqbal.
He added if there are no poets or writers in a society, then it will mean that the society is empty and soulless.
Khazaei congratulated the author of the book ‘Honoring the Father’, Mohammad Rafiq Mughal, on the publication of his work.
He added this book has been compiled using verses, narrations and hadiths by Shias’ Imams (PBUT) with a fluent and beautiful writing style and has enhanced Mughal’s literary stature.
In the ceremony, poems about the status and position of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Ali (PBUH) were recited and speeches were delivered about the status and dignity of the Holy Prophet.
Praising the Cultural Center of Iran for holding the ceremony, Mughal said, “At the beginning of this book, I presented poems in praise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Ahl al-Bayt (PBUT) and I believe this collection of poems will promote religious teachings in a very effective manner among the younger generation of Pakistan.”
Mughal is a prominent Pakistani poet and one of the lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUT) who has published various books, including ‘Paradise Under the Feet of Mothers’, ‘Imam Reza (PBUH) and Mashhad’, ‘Nasim Karbala’, ‘Exemplary Mothers of the Islamic World’ and ‘Golestan Reza (PBUH)’.