Iraqi project to reinforce Iraq's history and culture to be launched in cooperation with Oxford University

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SHAFAQNA- Museum expert Paul Collins from the Oxford University has announced that the Oxford University is determined to launch a joint project with UNESCO and museum experts to devote a section at the Iraqi museums on Iraq’s history and…

Sheikh Zakzaki’s Life Documentary at International Resistance Film Festival

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SHAFAQNA- The documentary of three decades of life and struggles of Nigerian Shiite Leader Sheikh Zakzaki presents in the fifteenth International Resistance Film Festival, which will be held in Tehran and Isfahan from December 5 to 9. The…

Mirror works on Men's mosque in Imam Hussain (A.S) holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Covering the interior walls of the Men’s Mosque, which is inside the Imam Hussain Shrine, has been completed by the Maintenance Department of the Imam Hussain Shrine with pieces of decorative mirrors. Kereem ElEmbari,…

Photos: First prize of the photojournalism dedicated to a photographer from the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: A photographer from the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine won three awards in the Andrei Stenin International Contest, and the Russian government hosts the child Qassem; the hero of his picture. Taisir Mahdi Khudair Kazem…

Video: A French artist paints the homes of Refugees all over the world

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SHAFAQNA: A French artist paints the homes of Refugees all over the world. Each murals give a voice to refugees. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Incredible path of Syrian boy from refugee to red carpet Video: Employment, training…

Video: Incredible path of Syrian boy from refugee to red carpet

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SHAFAQNA- Zain Al Rafeaa and his family find new beginning in Norway, when he was discovered by film director Nadine Labaki in the streets of Beirut. Syrian refugee Zain Al Rafeaa barely knew how to write his name. He was discovered by…

Photos: Tazi'eh performance in Iran

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Every year, on the occasion of Arbaeen Hosseini, the Tazi'eh of the Day of Ashura holds at Imam Zadeh Shah Karam, the descendants of Imam Reza (AS), in the historic village of Arisman, which is located in the city of Natanz,…

Fashion World make a More Inclusive Space for Muslim Women

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SHAFAQNA- Designers and international brands in last few years have taken notice to the significance of Muslims in the fashion industry by creating Muslim clothing line featuring hijabs that allow Muslim women to express themselves while still…

Video: Syria’s National Museum Reopens After Six Years

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SHAFAQNA- On Sunday, Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again, seven years after war forced it to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. According…
AL-BAQI’ RECONSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER

Al-Baqi' reconstruction in view of an American researcher

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SHAFAQNA- Zoheir Hossein, the Afghan-American researcher, commented on Al-Baqi's restoration in the last panel of the second Shiite study at the University of Cologne, Germany, by providing a report on the architectural and building features…

Farshchian Islamic Art University opened in Tehran, Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The opening ceremony of Farshchian Islamic Art University was held in Tehran, on October 22, 2018. Farshchian University on traditional arts and handicrafts, proposed several years ago by master of Persian painting and miniature…

Photos: the Historical Saveh Grand Mosque

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SHAFAQNA-  These pictures show the Saveh Grand Mosque in Markazi Province, central west of Iran. The mosque is valuable as its architecture goes back to pre-Islamic and Safavid eras.     Read more from Shafaqna: Erdogan…

Photos: Twice-stolen Ancient Iranian relic in National Museum of Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- These photos are about the ancient Iranian relic which was planned to be sold in an auction in New York for $2.5 m and was returned to Iran with legal follow-ups. It was unveiled in National Museum of Iran on Oct 7, 2018.   …

West Bank launched 5th Palestine Cinema Days festival

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SHAFAQNA- On Wednesday, about 1,000 people attended the launch of the annual Palestine Cinema Days festival at the Cultural Palace in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. The 5th edition of the festival is screening in Ramallah, Bethlehem,…

Photos: Europe’s largest mosque in Cologne, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Europe’s largest mosque opened in Cologne, Germany by Turkish President last week.       Read more from Shafaqna: Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne Photos:…

10 pct of increase in Iranian hand-woven carpet exports

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SHAFAQNA- The exports of Iranian hand-woven carpet have increased 10% during the first 4 months of the current Iranian fiscal year, according to the head of the National Union of Cooperatives of Iran’s Carpet Manufacturers. The head of…

Iran Commemorates the National Day of Persian Poet Mowlana Rumi

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SHAFAQNA- Iranians commemorate National Mowlavi Day to pay tribute to the renowned 13th century Persian poet on his birthday anniversary. Iranians hold ceremonies in different cities across the country every year, including the capital,…

A look at Muslim women’s fashion exhibit at San Francisco Museum

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SHAFAQNA- Contemporary Muslim Fashions opened at San Francisco Museum on Sept. 22 with about 80 ensembles by nearly 60 designers from around the world, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia including Qatar, Turkey and Indonesia. The…

Canada's First Professional Muslim Theatre Company opens in Montreal

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SHAFAQNA- The Silk Road Theater Company, a Canadian Muslim non-profit organization, open "Canada's first professional theatre company in Montreal to bring diverse stores from within Muslim communities to the stage. The Silk Road Theatre Company…

Ta'ziyeh: play of the war between good and evil

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SHAFAQNA- Ta’zieh, condolence theater or passion play, is a traditional Persian theater, in which actors convey the dramatic events through music and songs. The Ta’zieh plays retail the wars between good and evil where dialogues symbolize…

First Major Muslim Fashion Exhibition to open in San Francisco

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SHAFAQNA - San Francisco’s de Young Museum will host Contemporary Muslim Fashions and  first of its kind for six months from September 26 to January 6, 2019, to showcase the largest display of garments by Muslim and European designers in…

Paintings about Muharram in the World's Museums

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SHAFAQNA:  The current paintings from different museums, display the important month of Muharram, and also its 10th day known as "Ashura Day" which is remembered by Muslims (Shia) community, as the day on which Hussein Ibn Ali was martyred…

The Biggest Handwritten Quran in the World

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A Pakistanis man from Faisalabad, has claimed that he has reproduced the world’s largest Quran. Imtiaz Haider handwrote the Quran on a piece of fabric measuring 16-meters long and 2.5-meters wide. The 10-page…

Muharram in "Coffee House" Paintings

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SHAFAQNA: Coffee-House painting is a traditional, narrative style of painting originating in Iran. It focuses on Persian folklore, epic stories as well as religious Shia Martyrology. These types of paintings started as an attempt to distance…

Manuscripts about Imam Ali (A.S) in Tehran Exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Tehran hosted an exhibition of manuscripts about the first Shia Imam, Imam Ali (AS). The Malek National Museum and Library is hosting the expo, titled Amir Raah (commander of the path). It features various handwritten…

The art of rug weaving organized by Al-Kafeel Museum

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: In order to maintain and preserve the rare rugs found inside the Al-Kafeel museum, a new rug weaving course was held for the Museum staff at al-Abbas Holy Shrine. Museum Curator  Sadiq Laazem spoke to…

Islamic Architecture of Andalusia

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts: Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the  heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim-…

The Xi’an Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: The Xi’an mosque is located near the Drum Tower – on 30 Huajue Lane of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. It is one of the oldest standing Mosques in China, built around 700 AD. It was further expanded during…