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Who is Hussein?

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SHAFAQNA- Islam Comics is a group of Muslim artists who are using their art to propagate the true face of the religion – Islam. For viewing their artifacts you can follow them on the social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook…

London Iranian Film Festival 2017 - GET YOUR TICKET Sunday 23 April

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SHAFAQNA - London Iranian Film Festival is an annual, independent film festival held in London, United Kingdom. It is now entering its seventh year. It is the only festival in the UK that is dedicated to Iranian independent cinema, with this…

Calligraphy and Islam – A Beautiful Relationship

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SHAFAQNA - Calligraphy is not unique to Islamic culture. For centuries, the form has been seen in art, architecture, and religious texts originating from many different countries, continents, and empires. However, none of these have explored…

The art of hand clapping makes comeback in Egypt

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SHAFAQNA - Before the emergence of musical instruments, humans clapped their hands to define and create the rhythm of music. Actually, hand clapping was an art of its own. Dating back to the days of the pharaohs, the art of kaff — Arabic…

What is Islam's View of Art and Creativity?

SHAFAQNA - Question: What does Islam say about art & creativity? Answer: What is Art? Art is the spontaneous reflection of the artist’s heart and soul through which his thoughts, feelings, and sensations find their way to the outer…

‘The Art of the Qur’an,’ A Rare Peek at Islam’s Holy Text

SHAFAQNA- It’s a glorious show, utterly, and like nothing I’ve ever seen, with more than 60 burnished and gilded books and folios, some as small as smartphones, others the size of carpets. Flying carpets, I should say. This is art of a…

WHAT IS ISLAM’S VIEW OF ART & CREATIVITY?

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH ASKTHESHEIKH.COM - Question: What does Islam say about art & creativity? Answer: What is Art? Art is the spontaneous reflection of the artist’s heart and soul through which his thoughts, feelings,…

Ayatollah Khamenei calls for Resistance in Art

SHAFAQNA - On the eve of the birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (peace be upon him) a group of cultural experts, Persian literature masters, a mix of young and veteran Iranian poets, as well as poets from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan…

The status of art from an Islamic viewpoint

SHAFAQNA - Speaking at a meeting with officials Ayatollah Ali Khamenei commented on the importance of Art in Islamic tradition, calling on individuals and organizations to strive in this direction. The meeting which was organized by a Qom-based…

Ridhayatullah’s Theatre production: “The Free Man”

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SHAFAQNA - “The Free Man” is the true story of a man named Hurr (meaning ‘The Free’) who was the Chief Commander of an army that blindly executed the orders of a self appointed King in 6th Century Mesopotamia. Hurr is overwhelmed by…

Tehran hosting Intl. Sculpture Symposium

SHAFAQNA - 7th edition of International Tehran Sculpture Symposium is underway in Milad Tower of capital with participation of 9 Iranian and 14 foreign sculptors. Sources - Mehr news

Calligraphy - an Islamic Art

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SHAFAQNA - Calligraphy is the most highly regarded and most fundamental element of Islamic art. It is significant that the Qur’an, the book of God's revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, was transmitted in Arabic, and that inherent within…

‘The Sea and the Flying Fish’ to vie at Busan Filmfest

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian filmmaker Mehrdad Ghaffarzadeh’s The Sea and the Flying Fish will go on screen in Busan International Film Festival's Window on Asian Cinema section from September 30-October 10. The social drama is about a teenage…

Palestinian artist lets the coffee pot speaks - Testimony of a life under siege

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian artist Salwa Sbakhi brews a traditional cup of coffee in her Gazan art shop. But for Sbakhi, it isn’t about getting her next caffeine fix, she uses the leftover mixture in her artwork. “I came up with the idea…

Saudi man paints deadly stampede at the Hajj - PHOTO

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Shiite artist, Ali Mahdi al-Jashi, portrayed a beautiful picture of death of hundreds of pilgrims in recent Hajj tragedy.