Ayatollah Nouri Hamadani honors tomb of Nizami Ganjavi in Azerbaijan

Date:14/06/1394
During his trip to Azerbaijan, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani honoured the twelfth-century poet, Nizami Ganjavi saying paying attention to the position of culture, art and literature in the Persian and Azerbaijani languages are the most important ways to transfer and promote Islamic teachings in society.
During his trip to Azerbaijan, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani honoured the twelfth-century poet, Nizami Ganjavi saying paying attention to the position of culture, art and literature in the Persian and Azerbaijani languages are the most important ways to transfer and promote Islamic teachings in society.
On the sidelines of his trip to Azerbaijan, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani visited the mausoleum of Nizami Ganjavi in the historical city of Ganja.
Speaking at the mausoleum of this twelfth-century poet, he stressed on the importance of language, especially the Persian language, in transferring the lofty Quranic concepts and the teachings of the infallible and pure Ahlul-Bayt.
His Eminence stated that Nizami Ganjavi is one of the great poets in Persian literature, and added that paying attention to the position of culture, art and literature in the Persian and Azerbaijani languages are the most important ways to transfer and promote Islamic teachings in society.
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani pointed to the status and position of poets and scholars from the perspective of the Infallible Imams and said: “The pure Ahlul-Bayt always praised poets for promoting Islamic and Quranic teachings.”
“In all work and difficulties, the Quran and the culture of the Ahlul-Bayt are the criterion. Certainly, poetry which is consistent with this lofty knowledge and helps build society is acknowledged and valued,” he said.
After visiting the town of Shamakhi, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani was welcomed by officials of Azerbaijan’s second largest city of Ganja.
A pilgrimage to the shrine of Sayyid Ibrahim, the son of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Baqir, and a visit to the Shah Abbas Mosque were also on Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani agenda during his visit to Ganja.
The revered source of emulation began his five-day trip to the predominantly Shi’a former Soviet republic on August 31. He has a many programs scheduled during his trip.