27 December 2018 - 13:21
News ID: 442660
Dean of al-Mustafa International University:‎
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi said, “The Persian language is the means of the transmission ‎of spirituality, rationality and the message of the Islamic Revolution.”‎

RNA – The fifth gathering of institutes active in the teaching of the Persian language in the ‎world was held by the Sa’di Foundation at Imam Khomeyni Specialized University in Qom. ‎

Hujjat al-Islam Dr. Ali Abbasi, the newly-appointed dean of al-Mustafa International University, said that ‎today, the domain of Persian language is unique to several countries in the region and said, ‎‎“Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan speak Persian, while about two ‎centuries ago, this language predominated in the sub-continent and Central Asia.”‎

His Eminence added that before the Russians began their domination over Central Asia, ‎many people spoke Persian and it was even spoken in the territory of the Ottoman Empire ‎and some Persian-language books in these areas demonstrate this claim.‎
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He continued, “Even today, in parts of northern China, the Golestan of the poet Sa’di, and ‎Persian language and literature are promoted as well. Based on the ranking of languages on ‎the total number of speakers, the Persian language is the fifteenth most spoken language in ‎the world and while it’s dynamic, it enjoys stability that is less seen in other languages.”‎

Expressing that in more than a thousand years, the Persian language has been associated ‎with Islamic and religious scholarship, Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi stated, “The Persian language is ‎a means for the transfer of religious knowledge and teachings as a second language and ‎from the very first centuries, the writing of religious knowledge in became popular in ‎Persian.”‎

In another part of his speech, the member of the Council for the Advancement of the ‎Humanities stated, “Later, many Quranic interpretations were written in Persian and this ‎language was considered a great language in order to introduce the Islamic world. In Iran, ‎besides being the official language, the Persian language was also constantly an academic ‎language. This same issue, along with the assistance that language academies have ‎performed to adapt the language to the scientific concepts of today, Persian has been ‎transformed into a strong language in the field of the transmission of knowledge.”‎

He emphasized that the two factors play a role in the development of language, saying, ‎‎“One is scientific and technological advancement, and the second is the element of culture ‎and knowledge. The Persian language has both of these elements. Thanks to the Islamic ‎Revolution and according to the findings from the centres of knowledge, scientific growth and ‎development in the Persian language is six percent of the world’s scientific production, while ‎the proportion in Arabic is two percent.” ‎

Hujjat al-Islam Abbasi said, “The Persian language is the language of the transfer of the ‎spirituality of rationality and justice – meaning the message of the Islamic Revolution. ‎Various institutions have been formed to teach the Persian language to non-Persian speaking ‎people. al-Mustafa International University, based on its own mission, which is to train ‎religious scholars, has established Persian as a prerequisite of further education.”‎



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