Sunday, May 15, 2022

    Sharjah Light Festival: Listen to recitation of Holy Quran as dazzling display unfolds

    This year’s Sharjah Light Festival, which is set to end on February 20, is not only a feast for the eyes. For many spectators, it’s also a ‘therapy’, especially when the vibrant hues blend with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

    Every night at the Holy Quran Academy and Sharjah Mosque, the dazzling display never fails to touch hearts and uplift moods as the lights move to the rhythms of Quran recitation.

    The kids also observe the patterns that appear and the stories they tell, he said. The geometry, calligraphy and arabesque patterns pay homage to Islam.

    Many visitors from across the Emirates come all the way to the Sharjah Mosque to see the spiral of lights that showcase the beauty of Islamic motifs.

    Bathing the mosque in striking colours, the display takes spectators on a journey from the past, as characterised by the shifting sands; the present, which is represented by brighter hues and speedy transitions; and to the future, symbolised by harmonious patterns of simple lines.

    Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, said the light festival has always put on remarkable shows since it was inaugurated in 2011.

    As it tells the stories of the emirate, it uniquely combines history with modern innovations and technology, he added.

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