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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred - 25 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred - 25 May 2023 - Page 8

Iran pays homage to veteran writer Movahhed on his 100th birthday

Nearly 2,000 people gathered at Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia on Tuesday to commemorate renowned Persian writer, translator, jurist, proofreader, and permanent member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, Mohammad-Ali Movahhed, and celebrate his 100th birthday.  
The grand event attended by notable figures such as Mostafa Mohaqeq-Damad, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, Zhaleh Amouzegar, Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani, Shahram Nazeri, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Ahmad Masjed-Jamei, Mohammad Ayyubi, and a large number of attendees, ISNA wrote.
Haddad-Adel said that “Professor Movahhed, with over 80 years of working, has been the source of creating scholarly and cultural works in the country. Alongside his scientific endeavors, his literary taste, moderation in thinking, and attention to circumstances in writing, translation, and speech, as well as his precision in expression, serve as valuable lessons for all of us. However, what truly shines in his character is his moral and humanistic ethics. Anyone who has had the privilege of knowing and engaging with him becomes aware of their noble and dignified nature. His presence is akin to an alchemical element that enhances the value of all other virtues.”
Amoozgar, in a written note titled ‘The Golden Century of Unrepeatable Great Ones’, stated, the century encompassing the glorious life of Movahhed is a magnificent era of irreproducible figures who were born throughout Iran. With their brilliant talents, they firmly and resolutely took steps on the path they chose, laying the foundation for the development of our beloved Iran and striving to bring this land closer to the highway of progress as much as they could. They all carried the sorrow of Iran and the prosperity of Iran was their guiding light, and their goal was to serve rather than to accumulate wealth. Their teachings had granted them a particular independence.”
Another speaker of the event Mostafa Malekian, a philosophy professor, stated that Movahhed does not require the admiration of individuals like himself and possesses a great personality of his own.
Referring to his previous discussions about this esteemed professor, Malekian highlighted the qualities of the generation from which Movahhed emerged and mentioned that these qualities are currently diminishing, fading away, and becoming rarer. “One of the most prominent characteristics of Movahhed’s generation, according to Malekian, is their diligence and extraordinary perseverance. They work hard but have grasped the essence of life. Research was not just a decoration in their lives; it was a necessity. Knowledge was not a means for them to achieve wealth, fame, respect, or popularity; rather, knowledge itself was valuable and inherently desirable to them.”

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