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Iranian MPs protest a decision to select Sudanese city as capital of Islamic civilization

Iranian MPs protest a decision to select Sudanese city as capital of Islamic civilization

Iranian parliamentarians are writing a letter to President Hassan Rouhani to voice their protest at a recent decision by the Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IESCO) to change the cultural capital of the Islamic civilization from Isfahan city to the Sudanese city of Sennar, a lawmaker disclosed.

 

The Iranian MPs will protest in reaction to the recent decision by the IESCO to name the Sudanese city of Sennar as the Islamic cultural capital for the year 2017.

Speaking to FNA on Sunday, the Iranian city of Shahinshahr’s MP, Hosseinali Haji Deligani said that the Iranian lawmakers are preparing a letter to be addressed to President Rouhani to urge him to take the necessary actions to reverse the IESCO's decision and reinstate Isfahan as the cultural capital of the Islamic civilization.

In 2006, Isfahan was chosen as Cultural Capital of Islamic World and in 2009, as Culture and Civilization Capital of Islamic world This city is famous for its beautiful Islamic architecture and many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques and unique minarets.
This has caused Isfahan, in Iranian Isfahani culture to be labeled as half of the world. Naghsh-e-Jahan is one of the largest squares in the world and is a prime example of Islamic architecture which has been registered as a World Heritage by UNSCO.

The Sudanese city of Sennar, which lies on the western bank of the Blue Nile about 280 kilometers to the Southeast of Khartoum, was the first Islamic kingdom to be established in Sudan in 1504 as a result of an alliance between the Fonj tribes, Southeast Blue Nile, led by Umarah Dungus, and the Arab Abdullab tribes led by Abdullah Jamma'a.
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