A piece published by the Guardian, The art of making a jihadist, says “jihadi culture shares a great deal with Salafi (fundamentalist Islam) culture and even mainstream Islamic culture.” Is this a true manifestation of Islamic culture?

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SHAFAQNA – A piece published by the Guardian, The art of making a jihadist, says “jihadi culture shares a great deal with Salafi (fundamentalist Islam) culture and even mainstream Islamic culture.” Is this a true manifestation of Islamic culture? The article claims that terrorists’ religiosity needs to be taken “very seriously”. Is that it? Is being religious directly linked to becoming a terrorist? It also portrays terrorists as “extremely kind, gentle and soft-spoken”, suggesting that there’s nothing abnormal about their behavior and that religious belief is at the top of the list of contributing factors leading to this phenomenon. What’s your take on this? Despite all this, a new study has found that the so-called radicalized Muslims have little actual knowledge of Islam. What could you say about this?The second period of the Goharshad International Award was held at the Quds Hall of the Central Library of the Razavi Shrine.

The ceremony, attended by 300 foreign guests and 600 domestic guests was held at the Quds Hall of the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi, and eight benevolent ladies from Islamic countries were appreciated by worthy awards.

These eight benevolent ladies, included four ladies from our country and four ladies from the Islamic countries of Kuwait, Iraq, Nigeria and Russia.

The awards were dedicated to the selected ladies of this period of Goharshad International Award in the fields of sacrifice and martyrdom, civil and management, charity and culture, management and entrepreneurship, educational, scientific and research affairs.

Ladies Mehri Yazdani, in the field of sacrifice and martyrdom; Zahra Ghitinejad, in civil and management affairs; Farangis Anbari Yazdi, in charitable and cultural affairs; and Behjat Afraz in management and entrepreneurship were Iranian women, who received the Goharshad awards.

Also, Basirat Nahibi from Nigeria, in the field of management and entrepreneurship; Ferdows Yasin al-U‘di, from Iraq in education research and development; Robab Ali Dashti, from Kuwait in the civil affairs; and Zigenshina Naileya Ghasemvona from Russia, in the field of cultural affairs, received the awards.

It is worth mentioning that the conference of the Goharshad International Award, aimed at promoting the culture of charity and emphasizing on the Razavi conduct for appreciating the cultured and benevolent ladies, in the eight fields of sacrifice and martyrdom, resistance and Islamic awakening, endowment and charity, civil and medical affairs, educational affairs, scientific and research activities and cultural and artistic activities for the second consecutive year was held in the blessed birthday anniversary days of Imam Reza (A.S.), Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A.) and Hazrat Fatima (A.S.).

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