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Conference on Sa’di and Confucius due in China
4 Jan 2017 - 13:55

Conference on Sa’di and Confucius due in China

 

IBNA- A two-day conference on two legendary Asian thinkers and poets, Iranian Sa’di and Chinese Confucius will be held at China’s Northwest University on January 8 and 9.

 
Book on Muslims in Russian Empire history released
1 Jan 2017 - 23:04

Book on Muslims in Russian Empire history released

 

IBNA- Islamic Studies Foundation in Russia in collaboration with Institute of Oriental Studies affiliated to Russian Academy of Sciences published the book ‘Muslims in the New History of the Russian Empire’.

 
Iraqi Minister: Persian language should be taught across Iraq
1 Jan 2017 - 11:55

Iraqi Minister: Persian language should be taught across Iraq

 

IBNA – In a meeting with Iranian Cultural Attaché to Iraq, the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education Abdul Razzaq al-Issi called for decentralization of Persian language training in Baghdad and teaching it throughout his country.

 
Old translations of Quran helpful in writing literary texts
22 Dec 2016 - 19:25

Old translations of Quran helpful in writing literary texts

 

IBNA - In the unveiling ceremony of the exquisite printing of the Holy Quran, Director of Nashr-e No Publications said that compiling a Quran with multiple translations facilitates the use of old translations in literary texts.

 
Culture Minister: Algeria means a great deal to Iran
14 Dec 2016 - 23:19

Culture Minister: Algeria means a great deal to Iran

 

IBNA- At the opening ceremony of Algeria’s Culture Week in Tehran, Culture Minister Salehi Amiri stressed that Algeria has always had a good relation with us and means a great deal to Iran.

 
Majid Majidi
11 Dec 2016 - 11:44

Addressing Prophet Mohammad’s tradition necessary: Majidi

 

IBNA– In a meeting held for the 2nd Festival of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) titled “Inscription of Salawat”, acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi said that the need to address the tradition of the Prophet seems necessary.

 
Closing ceremony of Iran’s Regional Book of the Year Award held
4 Dec 2016 - 09:55

Closing ceremony of Iran’s Regional Book of the Year Award held

 

IBNA - Closing ceremony of the 1st Iran’s Regional Book of the Year Award for the books on Iranian and Islamic studies in Russian speaking countries was held on December 1 in Moscow.

 
The Shia Marja
25 Nov 2016 - 23:58

The Shia Marja', Grand Ayatollah Ardebili passes away

 

IBNA- A Senior Iranian theologian the Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Abd ul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili who was the author of several significant books on Shia jurisprudence passed away in Laleh Hospital in Tehran. He was 91.

 
French Professor Henry Corbin to be commemorated in Tehran
12 Nov 2016 - 23:55

French Professor Henry Corbin to be commemorated in Tehran

 

IBNA- At a ceremony, the Association of Cultural Works and Luminaries in Tehran will commemorate the prominent French philosopher, orientalist and scholar of the Islamic and Iranian studies, the late Professor Henry Corbin.

 
The book ‘Guide to Middle Persian’ published
16 Oct 2016 - 23:57

The book ‘Guide to Middle Persian’ published

 

IBNA- Associate Professor of the Department of Culture and Ancient Languages in Tehran University Mahmoud Jafari announced the publication of the book “Guide to Middle Persian inscriptions (Sassanid Pahlavi).

 
Heart-wrenching mourning  scenes in Muharram described by French historian
13 Oct 2016 - 18:33

Heart-wrenching mourning scenes in Muharram described by French historian

 

IBNA- In his travels to Iran, the French librarian and historian Henry-René d'Allemagne describes the mourning rites of Muharram including the heart-wrenching mourning scenes he witnessed at the ceremonies.

 
Pietro Della Valle
10 Oct 2016 - 23:55

Italian traveler Della Valle reports Ashura ceremony in Iran

 

IBNA- In his travelogue, Italian author Pietro Della Valle who visited Iran in 1618 reported on the Ashura Ceremony held in our country describing rites and elements of the event from black wearing neighborhoods to mourning bands in cities.

 
German physician Gmelin describes Muharram mourning in 18th century
8 Oct 2016 - 12:34

German physician Gmelin describes Muharram mourning in 18th century

 

IBNA- In his book, ‘Travels Through Northern Persia’ the young German Physician Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin describes the rituals of public mourning in Muharram he witnessed in Northern Iran during 1770s.

 
The 4th edition of Molana’s Commemoration Congress due
27 Sep 2016 - 19:36

The 4th edition of Molana’s Commemoration Congress due

 

IBNA- The 4th edition of Commemoration Congress for Molana (Rumi) will be held with the slogan “Functional Mysticism in Line with Global Peace” on September at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.

 
Jannati: Nothing takes the place of reading books
25 Sep 2016 - 23:09

Jannati: Nothing takes the place of reading books

 

IBNA- Concurring with the beginning of the school year, Culture Minister Ali Jannati attended Alborz High School, and while talking about acquiring knowledge, said that nothing takes the place of reading books.

 
Deadline for participation at international section of Farabi Fest extended
4 Sep 2016 - 23:55

Deadline for participation at international section of Farabi Fest extended

 

IBNA- Head of the secretariat of the 8th Farabi International Award Hossein Mirzayi said that deadline for submitting the works for participation at the international section of this event was extended to September 21.

 
The late Tal’at Shari’at
3 Sep 2016 - 23:50

Veteran journalist of IBNA’s Arabic desk passes away

 

IBNA- Tal’at Shari’at, a veteran journalist and translator of Arabic desk in Iran’s Book News Agency passed away due to cardiac arrest. She was 77.

 
The traveling Iranian classic poet seeking the truth
13 Aug 2016 - 23:58

The traveling Iranian classic poet seeking the truth

 

IBNA- In his extensive travels, the prominent Iranian poet and philosopher Naser Khosrow was neither in pursuit of wealth, nor did he seek to gain knowledge; nothing was more important to him than finding the truth.

 
Foundations of cultural works globalization studied in a book
5 Aug 2016 - 22:52

Foundations of cultural works globalization studied in a book

 

IBNA- The book ‘Globalization of Perceptible Cultural Heritage’ by Abdollah Nasrollahi studies the foundations of cultural works globalization and the reasons for the importance of this issue.

 
‘How the West Became the West’ according to Zibakalam
4 Aug 2016 - 08:21

‘How the West Became the West’ according to Zibakalam

 

IBNA- The book ‘How the West Became the West’ by the Iranian scholar and author Sadegh Zibakalam argues that the West today is the result of developments such as Renaissance, Religious Reformation, Rationalism, Humanism and the Enlightenment and so forth.