The launch of the tenth edition of the annual cultural festival of al-Aman.

Under the slogan "al-Qa'em is from the Mi'ad [the promised time] and Allah do not change the Mi'ad", on the 18th of Sha'ban 1440 AH corresponding to April 24, 2019, the tenth edition of the annual cultural Aman [safety] festival was launched on the closed gymnasium in Diwaniyah city, and held by the Imam al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) cultural foundation and in cooperation with the holy shrines (of Imam Ali, Imam al-Hussayn, Imam al-Kadhem and Imam al-Jawad, Imam al-'Askari and Imam al-Hadi and of al-Abbas (peace be upon them)), and in the presence and participation of their delegations and religious, cultural and academic delegations from inside and outside Iraq and a large gathering of the people of the city, in commemoration of the birth anniversary of the savior of mankind, the Master of the Order and the Time; Imam al-Mahdi (Allah hasten his holy reappearance), and which lasts for four days.

The opening ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and then standing to recite Surah Al-Fatiha in honor of the martyrs of Iraq, followed by a welcoming speech by Sheikh Aqeel Ali Al-Zaidi, representing the sponsor foundation of the festival.

Then the senior official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, presented his speech.,

The guests participating in the festival had a speech delivered on their behalf by Mr. Mehdi Ashqi from Turkey, in which he stated: "The establishment of any event commemorating the Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance) shows the depth of the community's connection to him (peace be upon him)."

During the opening ceremony, a number of poems and stanzas were presented in celebration of this auspicious occasion. Then the attendees headed to the opening of the cultural book exhibition of the holy shrines and another exhibition of Mahdawi messages for children, in addition to the photographic exhibition.

It is hoped that the events of the festival held a number of research sessions for researchers from inside and outside Iraq within the axes of the issue of Imam al-Mahdi (peace be upon him).
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