Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says that the current of science in Iran enjoyed much efflorescence when the West experienced scientific dismalness.
â€œThe current of science in our country experienced many instances of efflorescence in a period when there was nothing going on in the West and in Europe,â€ the Leader said in a message to the International Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi Congress on Wednesday.
Attended by the representatives of nine countries, the two-day congress started in the Iranian city of Shiraz on Wednesday on the occasion of the 800th year of the Persian polymath and poetâ€™s birth.
The scholar belonged to the eighth century AH equivalent to the 13 and 14 centuries AD, the Leader highlighted, adding that, at the time, â€œWhat was going on in Europe?…the light of science had not been shone on Europe.â€
â€œThis is while such outstanding personalities such as Khajeh Nasir [al-Din al-Tusi] (Persian polymath)â€¦ and also the likes of Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi existed here at that time.â€