TEHRAN -- Iranian filmmaker Majid Majid was honored at the International Conference of Diplomacy and Soft Power in the Seerah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S), which opened on Wednesday in Tehran.Well, as long as the conference dealt only with soft power and not the hard variety, I guess there are no worries. ;)He received an award for “Muhammad (S)”, his film project that will depict the life of the Prophet of Islam from the age of 12 until his appointment to prophethood.Several scholars were also honored at the conference, which has been organized by the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and several other Iranian organizations.Among them were Allama Sayyid Ja’far Murtada al-Amili from Lebanon, Mohammad-Hassan Akhtari from Iran, and Zafar Bangash from Canada.The two-day conference has been organized to discuss the principles of diplomacy in the seerah nabawiya, which is the manner, conduct, appearance and behavior of Prophet Muhammad (S) in the context of his life and the time and place of the people to whom he was sent.
Monday, May 20, 2013
How Did We Miss This One--Local Khomeinist Zafar Bangash Among Honorees in Tehran
Canada has no diplomatic relations with Iran at the moment, but that doesn't seem to hamper the comings and goings of unfriendly local Khomeinist Zafar Bangash (a star of annual Al Quds Day Seeth-a-thons at Queen's Park). Why, just they other week he was on the scene in Tehran, where he was honoured by the Grandiose Ayatollah's government: