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It is an uncommon festival where craftsmen, imaginative scholars and pioneers meet up to draw out the excellence of Islam


A major festival of Islamic workmanship and culture is set to be held in Abu Dhabi - on the most fitting day one month from now: It will match with the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), or the event of Al Mawlid Al Nabawi, authorities reported on Tuesday. 

Sorted out by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, Al Burda Festival will feature the product of coordinated efforts among individuals of various nationalities, bound together by their objective of helping individuals comprehend the Islamic religion. 

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"As a country (that trusts) in advancing social and aesthetic exchange, the UAE is propelling this release of Al Burda Festival as another stage to develop Islamic inventiveness," said Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. 

It is an exceptional festival where craftsmen, innovative scholars and pioneers meet up to draw out the excellence of Islam. 

There will be craftsmanship displays, a progression of celebrations and a powerful program for all. Authorities will declare the precise dates instantly. 

"Since its beginning, Al Burda has developed as an activity that champions Islamic craftsmanship and culture, including both traditional and contemporary styles. 

"We have received an interdisciplinary methodology, welcoming the imaginative network to encounter the one of a kind crossing point of culture, craftsmanship and plan," Al Kaabi said on Tuesday during the declaration of the occasion's subtleties. 

"Al Burda is a demonstration of our administration's responsibility to building a more noteworthy comprehension of our mutual culture," the pastor included. 

Magnum opuses 

Ten craftsmen, who got an award a year ago, will show their works in the Al Burda Endowment presentation. 

Among them are Emirati craftsmen Aljoud Lootah, Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Khalid Al Banna and Ammar Al Attar; Saudis Dana Awartani and Nasser Al Salem; just as Aisha Khalid from Pakistan; Zoulikha Bouabdella from Algeria; Fatima Uzdenova from Russia; and Stanley Siu from Hong Kong. 

Their gems will likewise be a piece of Abu Dhabi Art on November 21. 

Emirati craftsman Lootah, 36, said she originated from a family with a typical routine with regards to Islamic culture and, growing up, she had been encompassed by its striking geometries. 

Presently, in her work, she centers around making components that can be important in this day and age. 

"Through Islamic works of art, we can bring issues to light of the Islamic religion and teach others about its estimations of harmony and love," Lootah revealed to Khaleej Times. 

"The fine arts I will feature at Al Burda Festival will be intelligent and will be produced using characteristic materials. It will develop around group of stars and roused by Quran sections." 

Being a beneficiary of the Al Burda gift, Lootah is appreciative for the help, saying such projects really help craftsmen extend their work. 

Authorities affirmed that this festival of Islamic culture will turn into a yearly occasion that will be held over the UAE on the event of the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday. 

The crucial Al Burda celebration 

Propelled in 2004, Al Burda is a global activity of the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development that intends to cultivate imagination and bring issues to light about Islamic craftsmanship and culture. 

It unites inventive pioneers and characters from around the world to work together, trade bits of knowledge, and offer thoughts.

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