0449 GMT October 28, 2021
Released to pay tribute to the 14th century Persian poet Hafez on October 12, the message is dedicated to admiration of Persian literature and Hafez poetry, beginning with a couplet.
In his message, Shalouei said that the Persian language has remained stable through centuries and has expanded its territory from the Caucasus and Transoxiana to the very coasts of the Persian Gulf thanks to the aspirant people of letters, IRNA reported.
Hafez (1315-1390) was a Persian poet whose collected works are regarded by many Iranians as the pinnacle of Persian literature and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian-speaking world.
Hafez is a great figure of the Persian language and literature whose poetry is the extract of fear and hope, pain and relief, and love and excitement of the people of this country, he noted.
He also said that Hafez and Sa’di are the two suns in the sky of Persian literature, who revived the liveliness and eloquence of Persian poetry after four centuries of retreat.
Hafez is considered to be the symbol and forerunner of Persian language and culture, whose speech is commemorated by everyone, from great literary men to ordinary people, according to Shalouei.
Hafez is not only the spirit of his own time, but the spirit of all time, the official said, adding that Hafez approaches the Persian language as the cornerstone of national identity.