Tuesday 23 April 2019 \

 

Art & Culture

Turkish architect receives award from Prince of Wales

A Turkish architect has received award from Prince of Wales for her Turkish cultural center project in London.

 

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture features in TIME’s World's Greatest Places list

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia figures in the TIME magazine’s list of the World's Greatest Places to visit during 2018. The list of the 100 must-visit places this year is to be revealed in the September issue of the magazine.
 
The magazine compiled the list of 100 places, which it says are the world's greatest locations to visit this year, and are “breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience.”
 
 

Exhibition celebrating mosques from around the world opens in Dubai

A new photo exhibition celebrating some of the world’s most beautiful mosques has opened at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai.
 
Mosques of the World, which features 32 photographs by people from 15 countries, focuses on the architecture and spiritual beauty of these buildings. It has opened to coincide with the Hajj season and will run until the end of October.
 
 

14th-century mosque in N.Turkey drawing global interest

Mahmut Bey Mosque, one of the first wood columned and wood roofed mosques in Anatolia, is attracting visitors from around the globe.

 

Trans-Iranian Railroad in Line for Global Status

The dossier of the trans-Iranian railroad, prepared in late 2017, has been submitted to UNESCO for inscription in the list of World Heritage Sites. The file will be reviewed and revised by the end of the current summer to fix the shortcomings that UNESCO experts will possibly point out, Vahid Aliqardashi, head of infrastructure engineering management at the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Company said.

 

Everybody's Taj, no one's monument

The Supreme Court was harsh on both the central government and the government of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday on what it saw as their apathy and lethargy in protecting the Taj Mahal, and said that because no one seemed to be doing anything to protect the monument, it would start hearing the matter every day from July 31.
 
“You can shut down Taj. You can demolish (it) if you like and you can also do away with it if you have already decided,” said a bench of Justice MB Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta.
 
 

Oxford University, UK’s oldest seat of learning, now a place more Muslim students are calling home

Arriving at the University of Oxford to begin her studies, Mahdiyah Rahman suddenly felt anxious. “I didn’t know how many other Muslim students would be there. I wasn’t sure what to expect.”
 
During her first week, the 19-year-old student discovered that there were just two other Muslims in Oriel, the Oxford college where she would eat, sleep and study during her time at the university. “I was the only one there wearing a headscarf,” she recalled. Over the summer Rahman had given little thought to the realities of practicing her faith at university, but standing in the crowded hall at Freshers’ Fair, surrounded by hundreds of stalls advertising student clubs and societies, she felt overwhelmed. 
 
 

Ten facts about Islam and Russia that everyone should know

There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning it into one of the most ‘Muslim’ World Cups yet. But this isn’t the first time Russia has experienced a wave of Muslim arrivals. In fact, the country has an Islamic history stretching back almost 1400 years, as these great Muslim Russian facts reveal.      
 
RUSSIAN ISLAM’S SEVENTH-CENTURY ORIGINS
 

Turkey’s biggest library to open in Istanbul

Library with capacity of 7 million books to open for public in 2020

 

What makes Ramadan in Old Jeddah special

Old Jeddah (Al-Balad) is one of the most popular historic landmarks of the city. Locals and non-locals enjoy walking down the old alleys and admiring the remnants of old Hejaz, making it a favorite tourist attraction in the city.
 
According to Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) sources, its existence may date back to the era before Islam. Some of the buildings are 400 years old, and Old Jeddah is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 
 

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