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UNESCO adds one more Turkey site to World Heritage List

Source : Agencies | 02 Jul 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to add Turkey's Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, to UNESCO's World Heritage List.


Ayn Zubaydah flows down memory lane

By : Khalid Khurshid | Arab News | 29 Jun 2012

Ayn Zubaydah has remained a source of supplying water to Makkah and nearby holy sites for the last 1,200 years. It is a masterpiece of engineering and an enduring symbol of the golden era of Arab culture.


Pakistani calligrapher wins award in Makkah

Source : Arab News | Jeddah | 03 Jun 2012

A Pakistani calligrapher won first prize in the First International Arabic Calligraphy Competition organized in Makkah.


Muslims enjoy equal rights in China

By : Abdul Hannan Tago | Arab News | Riyadh 01 Jun 2012

The Chinese government pursues a policy of “ethnic equality and religious freedom” under which Muslims enjoy equal rights and share in the harmonious sunshine of the Chinese socialist family, the vice president and secretary-general of China Islamic Association told representatives of the Arab media during a meeting at his office in China recently.


Ottoman war exhibition opens in Istanbul

Source : Cihan | Istanbul | 24 Apr 2012

Ottoman and European soldiers and uniforms from the 14th century to the end of World War I have been revived once more
An exhibition named “Living Battling Ottomans Dioramas” has opened in Istanbul at a former palace of Ottoman Sultans, Yildiz Palace/Museum.


Haj Exhibition opens in London

By Roger Harrison | Arab News | London | 27 Jan 2012

Under the magnificent domed ceiling of the British Museum’s Reading Room the largest exhibition ever mounted on the subject of Haj opened Thursday morning. Soon after the doors opened visitors had already begun to fill the aisles and pause to wonder at the exhibits.


First Impressions

By Roger Harrison |Arabnews.com | 25 Jan 2012

In the center of one of the grandest entrances to any museum anywhere, that of the Great Court of the British Museum, stands the monolithic circular tower of the Reading Room. Working on a design by Sydney Smirke (1798–1877), work on the Reading Room, which stands at the heart of the museum, began in 1854.


Prejudices about Islam will be shaken by this show

The hajj, subject of a new exhibition at the British Museum, shows that a respect for other faiths is central to Muslim tradition.

By Karen Armstrong | The Guardian/UK | 22 Jan 2012

Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.


Cairo comes to Sydney in Radio Muezzin

By MV Media & News Sources | 18 Jan 2012

A documentary theatre work that explores the changing role of muezzins (the men who call the city to prayer) from the thousands of mosques across Egypt, has opened in Sydney as part of the Sydney Festival 2012.


Rare copy of Qur’an on display

By Jomana Alrashid | ArabNews | 14 Jan 2012

LONDON: The British Museum here witnessed on Thursday the installation of one of the oldest known copies of the Holy Qur’an from the 8th century as an exhibit for a major Islamic exhibition.


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