Imam Hussain Shrine and Sunni Muslim Endowment Bureau agreement on manuscript restoration

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Center for Manuscript Restoration for cross-fertilizing ideas and exchanging expertise has been recently visited by a delegation from a center for manuscript restoration, affiliated with the Sunni Muslim…

Iran's productions broadcasting in Bosnian networks increasing

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The director of the Sahar TV Network announced the development of cooperation and broader broadcasting of the network's products via Bosnian media. Alireza Soleimanizadeh in a meeting with the new ambassador of Bosnia and…

Photos: Painting Exhibition "Al-Haq-ma'-Ali"

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Opening ceremony of "Al-Haq-ma'-Ali" Painting Exhibition, new works by Hassan Rouhol Alamin, held at Niavaran Cultural Center on Friday.   Read more from Shafaqna: Persian and Islamic…

Is It Acceptable to Convert to Islam for Marriage?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam : One of the motivations of those who convert to Islam may be marrying someone who is a Muslim. In Islam, marriage is a sacred and dear institution to Allah, and it plays a very crucial role in the formation of an ideal…

Photos: Imam Hussain Shrine's Stunning designs and arabesque

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's Stunning designs and arabesque.

Photo of an Armenian-Iranian martyr beside Christmas tree

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SHAFAQNA- An Armenian-Iranian mother with her Christmas tree and the photo of her martyred son in the Iran-Iraq war, the longest nonstop war in the 20th century.    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: The sequence of Jesus Christ…

Video: The sequence of Jesus Christ birth in Iranian Movie of "The Holy Maryam"

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SHAFAQNA- The Prophet Isa Bin Maryam (A.S.) was born in Bethlehem, Palestine, on December 25, the first year of Christ, 622 years before the emigration of the prophet Muhammad (S.A). The Prophet Isa is the fourth Prophet Ulu'l-Azm. In addition…

Video: A very Jewish message of Christmas

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SHAFAQNA- Lee Weissman, Director of Community Engagement at Institute of Jewish Muslim Action (IJMA) speaks about a very Jewish message of Christmas.   Read more from Shafaqna: Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together Iran's…

German universities seeking to use Quranic teachings

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Academy for Islam in Science and Society (AIWG) of Germany's Goethe University, with a budget of EUR 2.7 million, has formed two research groups on 'Creating Databases for Quranic Interpretations' and 'Quranic Rules '. According…

The First Book of the Documentary Center for Najaf Heritage is "Historic Buildings"

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: A book entitled "Historic Buildings in Najaf" by Dr. Hamza Al-Khalidi, Director of Najaf Museum issued by the Documentary Center for Najaf Heritage affiliated to the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine . This comes as…

Photos: Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ and Prayer in the Church of the Assyrian Catholic Church in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA-  Birth Anniversary of Jesus and Prayer by Archbishop Ramsey Gurmo, in the Church of the Assyrian Catholic Church in Tehran. Read more from Shafaqna: Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together Iran's…

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday

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SHAFAQNA- The Iraqi Cabinet approved a law to mark Christmas Day, December 25 as a national holiday across its entire country. The Cabinet voted on an amendment to the national holidays law in the country that Christmas Day is a holiday for…

Photos: The completion of the project of handwriting the Noble Quran in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The National Center for Quranic Science, in a stately ceremony, affiliated with the Shia Endowment Bureau, has announced the completion of the project of handwriting the Noble Quran. Bureau Chief Ala’ ElMoseawei,…

Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani : It’s Christmas time, commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ (PBUH) which is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world, but many people don't know Muslims also have a deep love and respect…

Iran's Zarif wishes Christian world a Merry Christmas

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ greetings to Christians in Iran and around the world and wished peace and happiness for the upcoming 2019. "The angels said, 'Mary,…

Iraqi universities held Museum-management workshops

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A number of workshops on museum management has conducted by Imam Hussain Museum in Iraqi universities. Imam Hussain Museum's curator Dr. Ala’ Dheya-EdDeen said, “Within Imam Hussain Museum’s program of conducting…

Video: 4400 year old tomb discovered in Egypt

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News:  A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. The tomb belonged to a royal purification priest…

Participation of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in international theatrical festival

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine’s Department of Child Care has participated in Neopolis 33rdInternational Festival of Children’s Theater held in Tunisia. Department Director Mohammed ElHesnawei said, “Our participation…

Quran competition held in Kufa Mosque in iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: In the south of Iraq, the grand mosque of Kufa, is hosting the 11th edition of a nationwide Quran competition. Titled “Iraqi Elites”, the contest has been organized by the National Quranic Sciences Center affiliated to…

Photos: Tobafi in eastern Iran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: This photo shows Tobafi (towel weaving), an art in eastern Iran that has been registered by World Crafts Council in 2018. Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Meet 80 year old Turkmen jeweler Photos:…

Winter is coming with Yalda, Persian solstice celebration

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: On the eve of the first day of winter, the winter solstice, sometime between December 21 and 22, a Persian nocturnal celebration will be celebrated in Iran. It is commonly known as 'Yalda' (Night of Birth), or 'Shab-e Chelle',…

VIDEO: Santa rappels skyscraper in Berlin to surprise children

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Santa Claus ditched the traditional chimney and rappelled down a high-rise tower on a downtown public square in Berlin on Sunday (Dec.16) to deliver gifts to children.   Read more from Shafaqna:  Little…

EGYPTIAN QURANIC SCHOOL IN LUXOR: AN ELITE CENTER WITH MOST BASIC FACILITIES

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SHAFAQNA- In Egypt, although there are new centers and schools in the field of teaching Quran and the use of modern technology in this field, there are still traditional schools that teach the children in a very simple and primitive way. According…

Photos: "Les Miserables" play in Espinas Palace Hotel in west of Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iranian director Hossein Parsai is staging a musical based Victor Hugo's French historical novel “Les Misérables” in Espinas Palace Hotel in west of Tehran on Dec 4, 2018. Read…

Video: The moving story of his pilgrimage to Mecca by a Filipino actress

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SHAFAQNA- Overwhelmed by emotion, the Australian-born Filipino actress Queenie Padilla, 26, less known by her real name Kylie Nicole Sicangco Padilla, tries to put words on the unspeakable happiness that has brought her the fulfillment of the…

Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Some people ask why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas? Is that because they do not agree on the 25th of December as Jesus birthday? Or is that because they say Christians believe in Jesus as son of God, while Muslims…

Photos: Iran's historic city of Yazd

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SHAFAQNA: In the centre of Iran, a 2500 year old historic city of Yazd is located. Yazd is the city of high adobe walls, windcatchers (a traditional Persian architectural element for creating natural ventilation in buildings), subterranean…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…