Tehran (IP) - In the realm of Iranian culture and civilization, Persian language and literature have shone as timeless treasures, encompassing a vast array of literary, mystical, philosophical, theological, historical, artistic, and religious works.

Iran PressIran News: With the adoration and reverence of both Iranians and those from distant lands, this mellifluous and profound language has not waned despite its encounters with turbulent and often disconcerting historical events. Today, its mellifluous resonance continues to echo across the farthest reaches of the globe.

At a recent conference commemorating Persian poetry and literature, Mohammad Hosseini, Iranian Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs, bestowed upon Shahriar the status of an illustrious and enduring poet akin to Saadi and Hafez. He emphasized Shahriar's profound affinity for the Quran.

During the same commemorative event, Murodjon Buriboev, the President of ECO Cultural Institute hailed the worldwide popularity of the Persian language as the second language of the Islamic world. He emphasized its millions of speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, underscoring its broad influence.

In discussing the role of poetry in Persian language and culture, Buriboev underscored its profound richness as a medium for conveying diverse concepts. Furthermore, he acclaimed Shahriar as a master of Persian poetry, asserting that contemporary luminaries like Saadi, Hafez, Iqbal Lahori, and Shahriar have played instrumental roles in documenting historical events, expounding profound ideas, and introducing Persian to the global stage.

Significantly, the 27th of Shahrivar, commemorating the passing of Master Shahriar, has been designated as Persian Poetry and Literature Day by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution. This annual occasion in our nation pays homage to the great Persian poets and their literary contributions.

Born as Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, Shahryar (formerly Behjat) graced the world as an Iranian poet hailing from Iran's East Azerbaijan. His poetic mastery transcended linguistic boundaries, as he composed verses in Turkish, Azerbaijani, and Persian.

One of Master Shahryar's most significant works, the poem "Heydarbabaye Salam" (Greetings to Heydarbaba), stands as a pinnacle of Azerbaijani Turkish literature. In this opus, the poet celebrated the authenticity and splendor of rural life, capturing the essence of his homeland. Notably, this collection belongs to modern poetry and has been translated into more than 80 living languages, making it a global testament to the enduring beauty of Persian literature.


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