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International Poetry Contest run by Imam Hussein Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Sponsored by the Secretariat-General of Imam Hussein Shrine, an international poetry contest has been run at Imam Hussein Shrine.   More than 200 poems from Iraq and other countries participated in the contest, and…

Imam Hussain (AS) English Poetry Competition VI

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain English Poetry Competition VI After the success of the last five years, we are proud to invite you to participate in this unique initiative to spread the message of our beloved Imam 1st Prize £300 2nd Prize £200 3rd…

Ramadan Wishes

SHAFAQNA - On the month of Ramadan, I’m wishing you 4 weeks of blessings, 30 days of clemency, and 720 hours of enlightenment. Happy Ramadan! As the auspicious month of Ramadan starts, may the crescent-shaped moon brighten your path…

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.…

Genocide Memorial Day Poetry Competition 2016

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC (Islamic Human Rights Commission) has launched its annual poetry competition this year to coincide with Genocide Memorial Day. For further details and the journey of a competition winner please view the video 'Visiting the…

The Ecstatic poetry of the Sufi’s

SHAFAQNA - The best selling poet of America in 2006 was not Whitman, Dickinson, Frost or Emerson but a Sufi mystic; Jaluddin Rumi, who was born in Afghanistan, on the borders of the Persian Empire (Iran). Rumi is one of the best known Sufi…

Yale Muslim student wins coveted poetry prize

SHAFAQNA - A Yale Muslim student has won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship (iWPS), winning the coveted title against hard competition from some of the world’s best poets. “I was dazed,” Emtithal “Emi” Mahmoud said,…