The Virtual Mosque

The Pink Mosque

The Nasir-ul-Mulk Mosque, or the Pink Mosque, stands in the middle of Shiraz in Iran. Every day, when the sun hits the Mosque, the whole building is flooded with a rainbow of colour. Colours from the stained glass dance across the floor in every shade imaginable, while the walls and ceilings glow with intricately painted colours of their own. [...]


‘Art from Iran’ Exhibition

In conjunction with the recent Edinburgh Iranian Festival, the National Museums held an exhibition which highlights a few but exquisite pieces of metalwork and ceramics from the collection selected for their exceptional quality and the intricacy of their decoration. Covering a time period from the 13th to 19th centuries, they demonstrate both [...]


This brutality is not Islam

The death sentence given to Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran is an affront to universal moral values and a disservice to Muslims. In 1948, most of the world’s Muslim-majority nations signed up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including article 18, “the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” which includes, [...]