According to Sotaliraq website, the motto of the festival is "the influence of the ideological and epistemic structure of martyr Zeyd’s (AS) uprising in the Islamic system and its aspects”.
The custodianships of several holy shrines in Iraq have cooperated in holding the program, which started on October 7.
Experts of seminary schools in the holy city of Najaf, researchers and academic figures from different universities of Iraq, some local officials of Babil Governorate, and a number of representatives from cultural institutes of Iraq have participated in the festival.
Speaking in the opening ceremony of the festival, Seyyed Alaa Madani, custodian of martyr Zeyd’s (AS) holy shrine, said that the international event has been held in the lunar Hijri month of Muharram to clarify the common religious, jurisprudential, ethical and political points of the uprisings of Imam Hussein (AS) and Zeyd ibn Ali ibn Al-Hussein (AS).
Conducting scholarly researches on the real origin of Zeyd’s (AS) uprising and its teachings is another objective of the festival.
Seyyed Mohammad Ali, a teacher of Najaf Seminary, said that Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) paid special attention to the uprising which was a continuation of Imam Hussein’s (AS) uprising and highlighted the Imam’s (AS) objectives.
Mohammad Talib Husseini, head of the scientific committee of the festival, said that from among the 30 researches submitted to the committee, 25 ones have been selected to be presented in the festival.
A photo exhibition of Islamic architecture of martyr Zeyd’s (AS) holy shrine and other holy sites of the country has been mounted on the sidelines of the festival.