TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Sixth International Scientific Conference of Shams and Rumi is slated to be held in the Iranian northwestern city of Khoy on September 28.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a number of lecturers are to deliver speeches in person at the webinar while other participating figures will attend the event virtually to be held on September 28-29, IRNA reported on Tuesday.
So far, over 50 papers on Persian literature and mysticism have been sent to the secretariat of the conference.
The 3rd Festival of Shams and Mowlana that was supposed to be held in August has been put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tomb of Shams-e Tabrizi is located in Khoy ciy in Iran’s West Azarbaijan Province.
September 28 is named the “Day of Shams” in the Iranian calendar commemorating the celebrated thinker Shams Tabrizi.
Shams, (1185–around 1248), known as the spiritual instructor and mentor of the Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273), was born in Tabriz.
Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before disappearing.
To commemorate Shams and Rumi in Iran, numerous events, including festivals, conferences, seminars, as well as webinars are held annually.
- source : Iran Daily