IBNA-One of the main criticisms of Fatemeh Bigdeli, a Quranic Hadith scholar, against Abraham Geiger’s book, ‘Judaism and Islam’, is the easily accessible sources used in its writing, regardless of its crucial subject.
IBNA- The Persian translation of a song Johann Wolfgang von Goethe composed for prophet Mohammed (PBUN) was first published in 2007, yet it has not been reprinted and not available now.
IBNA-The 24th scientific conference titled ‘Investigation and Analysis of Persian Wikipedia in the Virtual Space’ was held last Thursday, 18th Dec. 2014, at Hosseiniyeh Ershad in Tehran.
IBNA-In a visit with the Director of the National Library of Pakistan, the Head of Iran-Pakistan Research Center announced the second round of Persian manuscriptology to be held in near future.
IBNA- Eminent Iranian scholar Abdollah Anwar recommended the innovative novel ‘Demons’ (or The Possessed) written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky to be studied by the enthusiasts during the Iranian weekend.
IBNA-The well-known, prolific Iranian photographer, Maryam Zandi, suggested reading the books ‘Fruits of the Earth’ by Andre Gide and ‘Siddhartha’ by Hermann Hesse, saying that these two writers belong to all ages and are eternal.
IBNA- Supporting Payam-e-Nour University, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati pointed to the low rate of publication of research books and said; “Both the publishers and the authors avoid publishing too many books due to financial problems.”
IBNA- Iranian Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati at a meeting with Armenian Ambassador to Iran Grigor Arakelian in Tehran, stressed that the mutual cultural and artistic cooperation between Iran and Armenia should be expanded.
IBNA- Seminar on Persian literature and poetry was held in the city of Adrene in Trakia region in Turkey in which the influence of Persian literature on Turkish literature was discussed.
IBNA- The English translation of the book, ‘Philosophy of Religion’ by the late celebrated Iranian theologian and scholar Allameh Mohammad-Taqi Ja'fari (1923-1998) has been published.
IBNA- ‘The Meaning of Art’ by Sir Herbert Edward Read’ and translated by ‘Najaf Daryabandari’ was published for the 13th time in Iran by Elmi Farhangi Publishing Company.
IBNA- The Iranian state TV (IRIB) programs on books considered upsetting by Ahmad Talebinejad, film critic and media figure who said TV programme-makers see many literary figures as outsiders and frequently have rejected independent writers and publishers.
IBNA-The veteran Iranian theatre actor and director Behzad Farahani elaborated on why people oversee reading books in Iran because of some social and economic problems.
IBNA- Visiting Malek Museum, Culture Minister Ali Jannati expressed that restoration and binding of old manuscripts and books are considered among fine steps taken and our skilful artists can receive orders from foreign countries too.
IBNA- Anoushiravan Arjmand, the veteran actor of the Iranian cinema and television, died yesterday. He had announced the start of working on the audio books of Sayeh and Shahriyar poems.
IBNA- The Persian translation of ‘Within Nietzsche's Labyrinth’ by Alan White will be unveiled at a ceremony which is scheduled to be held at Ibn Sina (Avicenna) Book City on Tuesday, December 16 in Tehran.
IBNA- Oktay Baraheni , the son of prominent Iranian author, literature scholar and critic, Reza Baraheni says that publication and republication of his father's works have been facilitated and these writings harm no one.
IBNA- Following is the selection of books with the keywords, Ashura, Muharram and Arba'een published in English available on Amazon.com:
IBNA- The book, ‘Imam Hussein (as) und die Propheten (as)’ by Sayyed Ghaith Al Musawi in German describes the characteristics of these two brilliant figures of Islam.
IBNA-The Iranian actress and ambassador of Hope for Children Campaign Mahtab Keramati talked about 550 recorded audio-books for blind children and invited people to contribute in producing such books.