Eye-catching Islamic architectural art at Imam Hussain Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: Art possesses a wide area in the Islamic decoration, especially in the places of worship such as mosques and shrines. Imam Hussain Holy Shrine is considered a perfect symbol of Islamic art; it is one of…

Miniature imaging of the funeral Hazrat al-Zahra, peace be upon her

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SHAFAQNA- Reza badrossama ,the painter of Isfahan , was born on 25th of November 1949 in artistic city of Isfahan.From childhood ,seeds of talent bearded fruit in his soul and guided him to the my stickarea of painting.badrossama…

Imam Hussein Shrine opens contemporary theater in Kerbela

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SHAFAQNA- The Cultural House in the holy city of Kerbela has witnessed a play titled “Sejeem” in the remembrance of the Iraq’s martyrs.   The play was attended by a great number of academics, artists, directors, and educationists.   Alaa…

Who is Hussein?

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SHAFAQNA- Islam Comics is a group of Muslim artists who are using their art to propagate the true face of the religion – Islam. For viewing their artifacts you can follow them on the social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook…

Iranian calligrapher donates rare Quran to Astan of Hazrat Abbas

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian artist and calligrapher Seyed Ali Asghar Mousavian donated a rare copy of the Quran that he has calligraphed to the Astan (custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq. The copy includes calligraphy of…

Iranian actress crowned best actress at Porto7 festival

SHAFAQNA- Iranian actress Sara Bahrami was crowned best at the 10th Porto7 International Short Film Festival in Portugal on Sunday for her role in “You Just Be My Mother”. Bahrami portrays Sara, a mother who lives with a man after separating…

Egyptian Artist Brilliantly Illustrates the Meaning of 35 Arabic Words with Calligraphy

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SHAFAQNA- CAIROSCENE: As part of a new experimental project illustrating the meanings of Arabic words by manipulating the shapes of their letters, Egyptian graphic artist Mahmoud Tammam has published a number of works in which he fashions images…

Tehran Grand Bazaar: Historical Market in Capital

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Bazaar, also known as Tehran's Grand Bazaar, is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. This Bazaar is located In Arg Square and its main entrance is called Sabze Meydan. The area around Tehran has…

Mahershala Ali Becomes First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar

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SHAFAQNA- Mahershala Ali won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a drug dealer in Moonlight on Sunday, becoming the first Muslim to be awarded a golden statuette for acting. It has been a breakout year for…

Azerbaijani painter transcribed the Quran onto transparent golden pages

SHAFAQNA - An Azerbaijani painter has transcribed the Quran onto transparent golden pages. She used 50 meters of transparent black silk, and 1,500 milliliters of gold and silver inks in the project. It took 3 years to produce.

The first major exhibition of Qurans in the U.S. will be held in D.C.

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SHAFAQNA- By Elena Goukassian October 27 at 5:03 AM There’s no way to miss it when you walk into “The Art of the Qur’an,” the Sackler’s newest exhibit. It’s a Quran from 1599, and it’s the size of a table. And it weighs more…

7th London-Iranian Festival (28 Oct - 2 Nov)

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SHAFAQNA - London Iranian Film Festival is an annual, independent film festival held in London, United Kingdom. It is now entering its seventh year. It is the only festival in the UK that is dedicated to Iranian independent cinema, with this…

Saadi s Views on Moral Education

SHAFAQNA- By: Hamid Reza Alavi Educational Goals According to Beheshti, Faqihi and Abujafari (2001), although Saadi had not explicitly stated the educational goals in his works, the following goals could be deduced from his sayings and poems: 1.…

The Origin and Early Development of Islamic Architecture

SHAFAQNA- By: Siddiqua Shahnawaz In the Qur'an the word Masjid, although used many times, is only applied to three specific buildings: the Masjid al Haram (ka'ba), the Masjid al Aqsa (Jerusalem) and the Masjid built at the oasis site called…

Ayatollah Khamenei calls for Resistance in Art

SHAFAQNA - On the eve of the birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (peace be upon him) a group of cultural experts, Persian literature masters, a mix of young and veteran Iranian poets, as well as poets from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan…

Ayatollah Ali Sistani foiled nefarious designs of evil powers - Shafaqna Exclusive discussion with Allama Dr. Ghulam Hussain Adeel

SHAFAQNA - This Ramadan 2016, Shafaqna had the privilege of interviewing Hujatul Islam wa Muslimeen Dr Ghulam Hussain Adeel, a prominent and renowned religious scholar of the Shiite school of thought. Taught in Qom where he received his…

Samara Sisters Showcase Hijab Fashion in Wisconsin

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SHAFAQNA- Some might think that dressing modestly in a hijab or abaya, might preclude being fashionable. But don’t tell that to the Samara sisters. Aateka and Marwa Samara are fashion-bloggers from Franklin, Wisconsin. Their Instagram…

Uniqlo to launch first hijab range in Britain

SHAFAQNA- Uniqlo is to debut a range of hijab head scarves and tunics in Britain later this month. The hijabs are the fashion brand's second collaboration with Hana Tajima, a British designer, but this is the first time they will available…

'Muhammad: The Messenger of God' to be screened in Moscow

SHAFAQNA- 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God' directed by the award-winning director Majid Majidi will be screened in Moscow on Tuesday. According to Iran's cultural attaché in Moscow, Majidi is to answer the audience in Moscow after the screening…

Geometry in Islamic Art

SHAFAQNA - Dina Awartani is an experienced traditional artist based in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dedicated to the revival of historical crafts from the Islamic world, Dana works with a wide range of materials including ceramics, natural…

Movie Muhammad (PBUH) Screened in Sweden

SHAFAQNA-The Movie ‘Muhammad (PBUH) Messenger of God’ by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was screened in Stockholm, Sweden. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Swedish Muslims and…

The last book of George Jordac unveiled in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA - Titled ‘The Magnificence of Nahj-ul-Balagha’, the book was unveiled in the presence of a number of Iranian and Lebanese scholars and writers at the ‘Martyrs of the Islamic Revolution’ Cultural Complex in Sarcheshmeh neighborhood,…

‘The Runner’ to be screened in Turin

SHAFAQNA - Iranian film The Runner, directed by Amir Naderi, will be screened in Turin, Italy. The flick is supposed to go on screen today and tomorrow in the Italian city’s Cinema Massimo. The Runner, which has garnered worldwide…

Harris J Mixes Pop Music, Islam

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SHAFAQNA - A typical British young man as he might appear, Harris J has succeeded in mixing pop music he performs with his Islamic faith, showing a winning mix which attracted thousands of Muslim fans across the world. "I just wanted to…

Art and business, can they be friends? REPORT

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SHAFAQNA - “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art”. The words of Andy Warhol, the godfather of pop art, he clearly saw no conflict in the commercialization…

Tehran hosting Intl. Sculpture Symposium

SHAFAQNA - 7th edition of International Tehran Sculpture Symposium is underway in Milad Tower of capital with participation of 9 Iranian and 14 foreign sculptors. Sources - Mehr news