Shias around the globe are decorating their houses, mosques and Islamic centers, and holding celebrations for the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam al-Hassan al-Askari, peace be upon him.
In a meeting gathered directors of Teacher Unions from different Arab countries and Iraqi directors of Teacher Unions, Imam Hussein Shrine shed light upon the importance of the teacher’s role in building generations and confronting the intellectual and cultural challenges, in addition to educating Arabs to face the extremists’ ideology of labeling others as infidels.
More than 200 poems from Iraq and other countries participated in the contest, and 10 poems were chosen as the best ones in the contest. Ali Kadhim Es-Sultan, preparatory committee in charge, said that the purpose of running such contests is to develop the poets’ skills in poetry and have them write poems on the Ahlul-Bayet (Peace Be Upon Them). He added that among the countries that participated in the contest were: Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.