Sharjah, the Islamic Culture Capital
Along the lines of the vision of the ruler of Sharjah, calling for shedding lights upon the Emirates`s age old heritage and deep rooted culture, the Sharjah Light Festival was launched in several areas throughout Sharjah, decorating them with fabulous sights that drew exquisite colorful light paintings that attracted large numbers of residents wherever they were projected. During the opening ceremony of the Sharjah Light Festival 2014, held for the fourth year in a row and attended by the ruler of Sharjah during celebrating the nomination of Sharjah as the Islamic Culture Capital 2014, the Sharjah Light Festival, is now being launched from this monumental architectural masterpiece built by the Sharjah Municipality to echo the values of the Emirate`s new title. The festival is organizing splendid light shows in 12 distinguished locations in Sharjah City and the towns of the Eastern Coast region, to put in perspective the unique harmony between the refined styles of Islamic architecture and the exquisite beauty of modern light effects.
The Sharjah Light Festival captures the charming combination of Islamic architecture and innovative lighting techniques to present a unique artistic event that blends lighting displays with video techniques, to stimulate the imagination of the resident s and visitors of Sharjah and the whole region. Sharjah Light Festival will go a long way in highlighting how Sharjah managed to preserve its cultural traditions through this innovative combination between traditions and all the aspects of modernity.
Sharjah Light Festival celebrated the nomination of Sharjah as the Islamic Culture Capital 2014. The shows created by international artists were inspired by the ancient Islamic architecture and Sharjah`s rich cultural heritage. The event included a special show about Sharjah as the Islamic Culture Capital.The Festival was held in 12 venues throughout Sharjah between 6 and 14 February, including the new headquarter of Sharjah Municipality, the Culture Palace Square , Kuwait Square, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Majaz Mosque,King Faisal Mosque and many other locations in Sharjah.
Sharjah will be a city 1000 Minarets. This was announced by the Ruler of Sharjah on the occasion of nominating Sharjah as the Islamic Culture Capital 2014. His Highness said that the more mosques Sharjah has, the more they will be able to build a virtuous society, although they might not enjoy the fruits of such an endeavor now.His Highness hopes the next general will remember him in a favourable light.
Sharjah is truly special and exceptional because the moral compasses of some billion Muslims around the world are pointing to the cultural pioneer that is this Emirate,which became the beacon of all Muslims after being named the Islamic Culture Capital.For Sharjah to be named the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014 means that it is ranked as the first city in the Islamic World,according to the terms of competing to win this prestigious accolade.In Sharjah the capital of Islamic Culture, Muslims discover consistencies between modernism and past modernism; the modernism of the city`s urban landscape and modern resources; and between looking forward to the future while preserving the past and the heritage.
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