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Religion, the essence of all cultures

SHAFAQNA- In an interview with Hawzah News, Head of Imam Sadiq (a.s) university discussed the concept of religion from different viewpoints. Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Sa’eed Mahdavi-Kani explained that one's attitude to the world, or in other…

Promoting Salaat, the best way to confront the cultural invasion

SHAFAQNA- Today at the meeting of promoting Salaat committee in Iranian city of Takestan, Iran which was attended by the city’s governor and authorities and head of promoting Salaat committee of Ghazvin province, Hujjat al-Islam Ali Islami…

The Bazaar of Tabriz: World's Largest Covered Bazaar

SHAFAQNA - Tabriz, in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, has long been the venue of cultural exchanges and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historical Bazaar…

Fire damages 15th century Ottoman-era mosque in northern Greece

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SHAFAQNA - The overnight blaze burned through the wooden roof of the Celebi Sultan Mehmed Mosque, also known as Bayezid Mosque, in the town of Didymoticho close to the Greek-Turkish border. The cause was unclear, though the fire had occurred…

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…

Sarajevo exhibition showcases prayer rugs

SHAFAQNA - According to Duna Bulteni website, the rare and old prayer rugs on display at the exhibition have been collected from 40 mosques across the city, Harith Dervisevic, an organizer of the expo, said the prayer rugs date back to the…

Iraqi Culture Vulture

SHAFAQNA - Ghanum Jawad is the Director of the Salam Centre in London and a pioneer of many social cultural and religious community development initiatives in Britain. He has also worked with the Al Khoei Foundation and many other prominent…

America Loves Muslim Food - So Much For A Clash Of Civilizations

SHAFAQNA - Sometimes, culinary trends move in sync with political ones. Sauerkraut was renamed "liberty cabbage" when the U.S. was at war with Germany, and a more recent falling-out with the French led to the invention of "freedom fries." But…