TEHRAN – (Iranart)- Iran and UNESCO will jointly celebrate the 700th anniversary of the composing of “The Secret Rose Garden” (Gulshan-i Raz), a collection of poems by Iranian mystic and poet Sa’d-ud-Din Mahmud Shabistari (1288–1340), Iran’s Organization of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) announced on Sunday.
“The book contains moral standards for the world,” CHTHO official Farhad Nazari said in a press release.
“The book was written to instill moral into humanity and also to help people achieve a balance between their souls and bodies, as well as to prevent extremism, violence and damage to the environment,” he added.
He said that the Republic of Azerbaijan also will collaborate in organizing the celebration and added that so far, over 40 books have been written about “The Secret Rose Garden”, which also known as “The Mystic Rose Garden”.
According to Nazari, the book has previously been translated into English, French, German, Turkish and Urdu.
The report gave no more details about the celebration.