World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film is observed next on Saturday, March 11th, 2023 (99 days from today).

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World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film is observed annually on March 11th since 2010 to raise awareness to the Islamic faith.

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film history

Through the lens of art, various cultural expressions of Islam are introduced to the public, in the hope of initiating a dialogue about what it means to be a Muslim. Unleash these amazingly talented Muslim filmmakers, beautiful Islamic art, and cultural awareness dialogue to broaden your understanding of the many facets of the Islamic religion:

Graphic arts

Islamic art focuses heavily on calligraphy, which is a very popular art medium across borders. These forms of calligraphy sometimes display verses from the Quran, Islamic holy books, or various Arabic phrases. Its decorative beauty is appreciated by both Muslim and non-Muslim communities. In Islamic art, it is common to see many paintings, inscriptions and textiles oriented towards nature and vegetation surrounding the written inscriptions.

Art film

Since one of the goals is film recognition, it is important to draw attention to Muslim filmmakers and actors who have contributed much to the world of cinema. Here is a list of outstanding directors and writers who have brought awareness, diversity, and beauty to the film industry:

  • Asghar Farhadi- writer and director of the oscar award winning film A Sepilities
  • Nabil Abou-Hard- American Arab-American filmmaker, writer and director
  • Mahershala Ali- Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor 2017 for Moonlight
  • Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy- Pakistani journalist, one of the most renowned filmmakers worldwide and the first Pakistani woman to take home two Oscars for the documentaries Saving Face and A Girl in the River.

Understanding culture

Muslim culture includes some different geographical groups: East Asian Muslims, Middle Eastern Muslims, American Muslims all practice different customs, but have similar core beliefs. Humility, respect and peace are some of the key ingredients highlighted in religion. Being humble in your faith, treating others with respect, and spreading peaceful sentiments are big parts of faith. In this day, many people come together to spread that awareness and bring attention to cultural norms that are not highlighted by the media.

Search for your local events celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film. Exploring the artistic side of religion and culture opens doors to new understanding, and uncovers different classes that many people don't know. By doing this, hopefully Javaid Mohammed's vision of creating and building bridges will be realized successfully.

How to celebrate World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

Muslims have an important presence in different art forms including calligraphy, ceramics, architecture, literature, and more. Some fields are growing like filmmaking. Observance of this day contributes to a better understanding of diversity in Islamic culture, initiating dialogue with followers of other religions, leading to a more just and peaceful world. Organizing some interesting events in schools, libraries, community centers and places of worship is a great way to celebrate this day. On Islamic Art Day and Islamic Culture Day, the show of clothing, food, pottery and other ceramics is an interesting way. Another good choice is to hold an Islamic Film Festival for entertainment, education and discussion different Muslim cultures.

Observed

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film has been observed annually on March 11th.

Dates

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Tuesday, March 11th, 2025

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