Syria: 125,000 Religious Tourists Visited Country

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SHAFAQNA- Tariq Kerishati, Director General in Rif Damascus said that 125 thousand religious tourists visited religious sites in Syria since the beginning of the current year (for 10 months). The number of religious tourists entering Syria…

Photos: Successful Afghan immigrants in Iran

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SHAFAQNA:  Afghanistan has been catastrophically impacted by long wars for many years while this country was once a part of Iran. Lack of security in Afghanistan has caused its people to immigrate to other countries. Since Iran is the neighbour…

Xi'an, the Muslim Quarter

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SHAFAQNA- China Highlight: The Muslim Quarter, Just as its name implies, is the hub of the Muslim community in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. Located to the north of the West Street in the city center, the quarter covers several blocks inhabitated…

Books to read for Converting to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As someone who has recently converted to Islam or the one who has just decided to know more about Islam, you may have come across this dilemma as to which books are better to study and which would give you a fuller and…

Australia supports its citizens travel to Iran

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SHAFAQNA- "The country [Australia] still have positive position on Iran and there is no change in country’s decision about its citizens and tourists trip to Iran", the Australian cultural counselor, Hamish Leslie, pointed out. After JCPOA…

The ceremony of Carpet Washing held in Mashhad-e-Ardehal +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Qalishuyan (carpet washing) ritual was held in Kashan, Iran, with great gathering of people in Sultan Ali (AS) mausoleum, a descendant of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS). Sultan Ali was Imam Sadeq’s brother who came to Kashan, with people’s…

Photos: Iran's Harvesting dates

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SHAFAQNA:  A sweet fruit which is common in North Africa and West Asia, is called Date and it grows on a date palm. There are different kinds of dates such as Piarom, Mazafati, Gantar, Estemaran, Zahedi, Barhi, etc., which grow in southern…

Shaking Hands of Muslim Men and Women in Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Salam Islam : Imagine one of your ordinary days in which you go out in the morning to go to work or the university or anywhere else. You attend some gatherings. You see men and women around you interacting and greeting on different…

Baghdad University enters Top world Universities ranking 2019

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq's Baghdad University has entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 for the first time. Baghdad University has appeared in the rankings of the top 1,250 research universities around the world, with the…

Video: Iraq failure to preserve archaeological treasures

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SHAFAQNA- City of Samara has some of Iraq’s most significant historical sites, but residents say they are being neglected. For 12 centuries the spiral minaret of the Great Mosque at Samara has survived storms and wars. But perhaps its greatest…

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…

Rouhani brought the Achaemenid bas-relief back to Iran

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SHAFAQNA- In his return from United Nations headquarters in New York, President Hassan Rouhani brought the Achaemenid bas-relief back to Iran. Earlier this September, the artifact was handed to Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to…

UNESCO: Kuala Lumpur to be World Book Capital 2020

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SHAFAQNA: On the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee, which includes representatives of the International Publisher's Association, the International Federation of Library Associations and UNESCO, Kuala Lumpur was named World…