Call for the “Ana Min Hussain” Cultural and Artistic Festival


On the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Imam Hussain (as), during a press conference on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the artistic district of the Islamic Development Organization, the call for the ” Second Culture and Arts Festival of AhlulBayt (as)” was announced as the “Ana Min Hussain” festival.

On the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Imam Hussain (as), during a press conference on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the artistic district of the Islamic Development Organization, the call for the ” Second Culture and Arts Festival of AhlulBayt (as)” was announced as the “Ana Min Hussain” festival.

The festival will be organized by the International Ashura Foundation, with the participation of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as), the artistic district of the Islamic Development Organization, the comprehensive Islamic art website, the agency ABNA press and other scientific, cultural and artistic institutions. During the first press conference of the festival, the director of the International Ashura Foundation called on artists, writers, researchers, enthusiasts and related institutions to participate in the production of works on Imam Hussain (as) and the culture of ‘Achoura.

“Ana Min Hussain” will be held in five different sections and branches: Akhtari

At the beginning of his speech, while congratulating the blessed Eids of the month of Sha’ban, Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari said: “Sha’ban is the month of light, Velayat, Imamate and the month of happiness of AhlulBayt (as). The birth days of Imam Hussain (as), Hazrat Abbas (as), Imam Sajjad (as) and Hazrat Ali Akbar (as) are in this month. Also, Imam Mahdi (as) was born on 15and of Sha’ban. I offer my congratulations on all these occasions.

“The Ashura International Foundation, in cooperation with other institutions, will organize the “Ana Min Hussain” festival to benefit from the research, talents and tastes of the world by presenting the school of Imam Hussain (as)”, he continued.

“Ashura International Foundation is an international non-governmental organization”, he clarified, “This foundation was established with the aim of promoting, explaining and presenting the school of Imam Hussain (as) and present the greatness and great goals of Ashura.”

“The blessed life of Imam Hussain (as) and his resistance have a constructive role in society”, he said, “The Ashura Foundation tries to present the followers of AhlulBayt (as) better and more deeply , to make Muslims more aware of the greatness of Imam Hussain (as) and also to introduce this Imam to non-Muslims.

“Currently, the five billion non-Muslims in the world have no knowledge of Islam, the Quran, the Holy Prophet (pbuh), the AhlulBayt (as) and the reformer of the world, namely Imam Mahdi (as), and it is the duty of seminaries, universities and religious and cultural centers to try to bring these concepts to the world. We must introduce these concepts to the people of the world,” said the President of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly, referring to the need to introduce pure Islamic culture to the peoples of the world.

“As the Supreme Leader has repeatedly stressed, it is necessary to introduce the school of Islam in clear, scientific and logical language, and in the meantime, we must explain to others the role of Ashura in the destiny of human beings today,” Akhtari added.

“If we can introduce the appeal of Ashura to followers of other religions and sects, we have taken a good step, because many people have changed with the understanding of this issue,” said the head of the Foundation. of Ashura, emphasizing the influence of Imam Hussain (as) in guiding mankind to Almighty God.

Explaining the name of the festival, Ayatollah Akhtari said, “The Arabic phrase ‘Ana Min Hussain’ (I am from Hussain) has been quoted in different interpretations and in different ways in the words of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) towards the Imam Hussain (as) In authentic Shia and Sunni books, there are authentic and certain accounts that the Prophet said: “حسینٌ منّي و أنا مِن حسین” (Hussein is from me; and I am from him).

“The life of Imam Hussain (as) has different dimensions. In human history, there are great personalities and great heroes. But among them, certainly the distinguished figure and the great hero of history who was able to create a unique Ashura movement in history, was Imam Hussain (as). Therefore, it is necessary to know about the life of Imam Hussain (as) and his role in creating a just and happy human society,” he stressed.

“Countering distortions and explaining the facts is another objective of this festival. Some opponents and enemies of AhlulBayt (as) always try to cast doubt on certain Islamic and historical truths by raising doubts. Therefore, our duty is to clarify to remove the ambiguity that the Umayyads and Yazid have created for this thought. said the head of the Supreme Council of the World Assembly AhlulBayt (as).

According to him, the five sections of the festival are as follows:

1. Cinema:

Narrative short film,

short documentary,


Script writing.

2. Poetry:

classical poetry,

new poem,

Poetry for children and adolescents

Writing Lament for AhlulBayt (as)

3. Written assignments



4. Content creation in cyberspace

Animated Graphics,

Podcasts and music videos

5. Special ideas

Describing the “special ideas” section as important, the head of the Ashura International Foundation said, “In this section, the presentation of new ideas with special arts, new expressions and different languages ​​will be honored.”

“We invite all scholars, researchers, artists, poets, writers, filmmakers, and scientific and cultural institutions to participate in enlightenment. The rationalization and artistic activity on this beautiful word of the Prophet (pbuh) according to which “I am from Hussain” is a great step towards this enlightenment”, finally declared Ayatollah Akhtari, while re-inviting the public of this call.

The “Ana Min Hussein Festival” is the continuation of the Grand Prize of the Holy Prophet (pbuh): Hosseini Aref

At the beginning of the meeting, while congratulating the birthday of Imam Hussain (as), the secretary of the cultural and artistic festival “Ana Min Hussain” said: “On this blessed day of this Eid, today the call for the “Ana Min Hussain” The Hussain cultural and artistic festival will be announced in several different sections.

“This festival is the second edition of the series of cultural and artistic festivals of AhlulBayt (as). The first edition of the festival was held in 2013 and 2014, titled ‘The Grand Prize of the Holy Prophet (as)’, which was well received,” Hojat al-Islam Hosseini Aref continued.

“This festival coincided with insults to the Holy Prophet (as) in the West through cartoons and movies. In response to these insulting actions, the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) organized the Holy Prophet (as) Grand Prize, which has been well received by artists, filmmakers and writers around the world, and l Indonesia in the United States. , 898 works of art were sent to the festival secretariat,” he said.

“In recent years, we have witnessed unprecedented attention to Imam Hussain (as) around the world. People of different religions and sects were attracted by this illuminating fact, which is clearly manifested in the great march of Arbaeen, and in it magnificent scenes of the presence of people are created, regardless of color, race, border and nationality. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce the culture of Ashura as much as possible to non-Shiites and non-Muslims. To this end, we have launched the “Ana Min Hussain” cultural and artistic festival, which is based on the explanation of the relationship between the Prophet (as) and Imam Hussain (as), “said the secretary of the ” Ana Man Hussain Festival” about the motivation for organizing this festival.

“The call for the festival will be published today, March 6, 2022, and the deadline for submitting works will be September 22, 2022. Thus, artists, poets and writers have six and a half months to produce works. The verification, selection and evaluation process will be completed by January 20, 2023. The closing ceremony of the festival will be held simultaneously with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 2023, as well as the month of Sha’ ban 1444 AH. We hope that for the sake of Imam Hussain (as) we will be saved from the different strains of the Covid virus till date so that we can hold a glorious closing ceremony,” Hosseini Aref said, regarding the timing of the festival.

Noting that holding various workshops to help writers and filmmakers with content will be another activity of this festival over the next year, “Ana Min Hussain Festival” secretary said, “The stages of receiving the form and submission of works will be made from the comprehensive site of Islamic art.

At the end of the meeting, Ayatollah Akhtari, head of the International Ashura Foundation, and Hojat al-Islam Mohammad Taghi Ansari, director and producer of religious films, unveiled the poster of the call for the “Festival Ana Min Hussain”. In this poster, the objectives, the regulations, the different sections and how to communicate with the festival secretariat are specified.

To find out more about the festival, those interested can call +9825-32131320 or +989122530366.


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