The opening ceremony of the national commemorating conference of Ibn Yamin Faryumadi, one of the eminent poets of the eighth century, was held with the presence of a group of professors of Persian language and literature in the conference hall of the Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages of Allameh Tabatabai University.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Mohsen Habibi, head of the Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages of Allameh Tabatabai University in his opening remarks expressed his gratitude to the Society for the Appreciation of Cultural Works and Dignitaries (SACWD) and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance General Directorate of Semnan Province for commemorating Ibn Yamin Faryumadi, saying: “Ibn Yamin is one of the great poets of the Khorasan poetic style, who made significant contributions to the Shiite ruling system during the Sarbedaran dynasty and fought culturally and socially against the cruelty of the Mongols.
He further emphasized: “Ibn Yamin has a unique place in Persian history. Therefore, introducing the works of such dignitaries will draw the attention of scholars and researchers to the less seen aspects of Iranian and Islamic civilization.”
In his remarks, Mahmood Shalooei, head of SACWD, said: “We are pleased to hold the commemoration of Ibn Yamin Faryumadi at Allameh Tabatabai University. Ibn Yamin is a prominent scholar with remarkable knowledge in religion, mysticism, Quran as well as poetry and Persian language.”
In another part of his speech, the adviser to the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance maintained: “Although Ibn Yamin is a familiar name to scholars and researchers of Persian language and literature, his thought has not been given as much attention. Therefore, through holding the commemorating conference of Ibn Yamin, it is hoped that various aspects of his personality will be introduced to the Iranians and the Persian-speaking world.”
Elsewhere in the event, Navid Firouzi, the scientific secretary of the conference, stated: “Dealing with a personality like Ibn Yamin makes the hidden layers and unspoken aspects of Persian language and literature well revealed for general and specialist audiences.”
In another part of his speech, he said: “Ibn Yamin could illustrate the then social and cultural situation in his poems which are very remarkable and have significant literary and historical value.”
Another speaker, Saeed Hamidian, the prominent professor of Persian language and literature, said: “Ibn Yamin is a master composer of qetʿa (fragment) poetic genre and his poems are very sweet and valuable featuring various themes which allow the readers to explore and enjoy his poems.”
At the end of this ceremony, Gholamreza Mastali Parsa, head of the Department of Persian Language and Literature at Allameh Tabatabai University, said: “Ibn Yamin understood the then cultural and social shortcomings very well and was, in a way, the awakening conscience of his time.”
He further clarified: “According to Ibn Yamin, a wise man should show moderation in his act and avoid extremes or excesses.”
At the end of the event, head of SACWD presented a plaque of appreciation to Saeed Hamidian, a prominent Persian language and literature professor.
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