Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei paid tribute to Hamzah ibn Abd al-Muttalib -a foster brother, companion and paternal uncle of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)- for his deep insight and firm determination.
Ayatollah Khamenei made his remarks on Thursday in a meeting with the officials of Hazrat Hamza International Conference.
“I thank you very much, honorable gentlemen, for thinking of this endeavor and taking this great step. Of course, this is just a preliminary step. This means that your action and this commemoration of Hamza (greetings be upon him) is groundwork for future endeavors.” He said.
Ayatollah Khamenei continued “The main work must be done by art, and the performing arts, linguistic and visual arts must be used in order to achieve the purpose of honoring and commemorating a personality like Hamza.”
“Otherwise, the mere act of organizing commemoration ceremonies will not serve the purpose just because it will be broadcast in the media and just because the name of that personality will be mentioned there for a certain period of time.”
The Leader went on to say “The task that you want to carry out – creating a culture and presenting role models – cannot be done except with artistic work and it will remain incomplete (if artistic methods are not used).”
“Therefore, what you are doing is very good. As you pointed out, you must rely on precision and improve quality as much as you can. This will help those who are doing artistic work to have the necessary resources and documentations at their disposal.”