“With the Islamic Arts Biennale, we are working to enable a deeper and more nuanced exploration of the Islamic arts,” says Farida Alhusseini, director of the Islamic Arts Biennale.
After some physical warming-up and chanting, the 108 participants immersed themselves into a tub filled with cold water and large ice blocks, wishing for good health for the new year.
Right-wing Indian leader Narendra Modi, who has championed a greater Hindu identity in officially secular India, has made yoga a diplomatic priority since taking office in 2014.
The Turkish embassy of Bangladesh and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) hosted the traditional ceremony.
Farms across the country are hosting the latest fitness craze to take off in the United States. Big cities are getting in on the act too.
A chat with Muhammad al Yaqoubi, a prominent Syrian Islamic scholar who taught at Damascus' Grand Umayyad Mosque. Self-exiled, wanted by the Assad regime and Daesh, his mission is to tackle extremism, help Syrians and revive spirituality in Islam.
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