Sponsored by the Secretariat-General of Imam Hussein Shrine, an international poetry contest has been run at Imam Hussein Shrine.
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.
By: Hussein Hamid El-Musewi
Translation: Mohammed Alobaidi