June 10th 2019

The session of Popular poetry was held at Moslem's bin Aqeel ( AS) Hall which is one of activities of 9th Assafeer Cultural Festival . The session was opened by a  speech delivered  by Mr. Thulfiqar Alhaidary ,the Head of Media Department at Alkufa Grand Mosque Secretariat. He Alhaidary welcomed the attendees and said " we are honored to annually meet you within the activities of festival and especially we commemorate the occasion of passing 14centuries of Imam Ali's martyrdom (AS), so we decided to make the poems of this year on Imam Ali ( AS) . "

He confirmed that "each year  the secretariat  use to be interested at selecting the best poets and poems in this festival which is considered a cultural phenomenon and because our thought that the poetry has a power to make a revolution inside the souls of its listeners . Thus , the secretariat keens on holding these festivals to set up a religious institute which is capable of appearing our civilized heritage by inviting the elite poets to participate in the activities of Assafeer Festival and for the belief of secretariat that the poetry can revive the people to have a revolution against the injustice that Imam Ali ( AS) exposed to it ."

The poets started in taking the floor to deliver their poems to express of their loyalty to the commander of the faithful ( AS) and to Ahlu-elbeit ( AS).