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Islamic scholars’ interpretation of Aristotle’s Poetics

Islamic scholars’ interpretation of Aristotle’s Poetics

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — Yusefsani said, “Various Islamic philosophers have stated their opinions regarding Aristotle’s Poetics, but the ideas of eight philosophers whose treatises I have selected for translation are more outstanding.”

He added: “Farabi, Avicenna, Ibn Roshd, Abulbarakat Bagdadi, Shahrezuri, and Khajeh Nasir are among p...

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Why supermarket tomatoes look great but taste bland?

Why supermarket tomatoes look great but taste bland?

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — If you’ve ever bitten into a wild tomato, you’ll have enjoyed a sweet, intense explosion of flavour. The tomatoes that line most supermarket shelves are a world apart. They look great – a wall of even, ripe red – but they taste like cardboard. These two facts are related.

Ann Powell from the University of...

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Some miracles of Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — After the martyrdom of Imam Husain (A.S), the army of Yezid cut-off the heads of all the martyrs of Kerbala and removed them from their bodies. Then they left those bodies without burying them. They did not allow Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S) to bury these martyrs. Instead, they took him a prisoner to Kufa.

After the...

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Painting of Imam Hussain's (A.S.) shrine by famous painter Jean-Léon Gérôme (Picture)

Painting of Imam Hussain's (A.S.) shrine by famous painter Jean-Léon Gérôme (Picture)

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) - Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.

One of his most...

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