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ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010 (Balochistan Times): World Day of Muslim Culture Muslim culture is a term primarily used in secular academia to describe all cultural practices common to historically Islamic peoples. As the religion of Islam originated in 6th century Arabia, the early forms of Muslim culture were predominantly Arab. , Peace, Dialogue and Film to be observed on March 11 over the world including Pakistan with the aim by using culture, art and film create bridges of dialogue and understanding, which can lead a more peaceful world. This day was created in 2010 by Javed Mohammed, of Milpitas, California, who proclaimed the day and week of March 11, each year as a special observance to share and discuss Muslim culture. Background In a post cold-war and 9-11 era, with the war on terror This article is about U.S. actions, and those of other states, after September 11, 2001. For other conflicts, see Terrorism.

The War on Terror (also known as the War on Terrorism
 going on in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and other parts of the world a different approach other than military and political action needs to occur. When everyone is talking at the other, we must amongst other things turn to the universal language and themes that bring people together. Art is a part of culture that encompasses literature and the visual and performing arts like music, drama, dance and film. The visual arts are art forms that create works which are chiefly visual in nature. Examples are ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking printmaking

Art form consisting of the production of images, usually on paper but occasionally on fabric, parchment, plastic, or other support, by various techniques of multiplication, under the direct supervision of or by the hand of the artist.
, design and crafts as well as modern visual arts (photography, video and filmmaking). Muslims have a strong history and presence in various art forms including calligraphy calligraphy (kəlĭg`rəfē) [Gr.,=beautiful writing], skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art. See also inscription; paleography. European Calligraphy

In Europe two sorts of handwriting came into being very early.
, ceramics, architecture, literature, and more. Some areas are developing such as filmmaking. The observance of the day contributes to a better understanding of the diversity in Muslim culture, in initiating dialogue with people of other faiths, resulting in a more just and peaceful world. Celebrating the day by holding events in schools, libraries, community centres and places of worship. Examples include Islamic Art day and Muslim Cultural day where clothing, food, pottery, and other wares are exhibited. Another option is to hold a Muslim Film festival to entertain, educate and discuss different Muslim cultures.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 10, 2010
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