Abu I-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (Firdausi) (c940 -1020) was a Persian Poet and author of Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”) which is considered to be World’s longest epic poem written by a single poet. It is also the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of Literature.
He was born into a family of Iranian landowners ( Dehqans) in 940 in the village of Paj, near the city of Tus, in the region of Khorasan of the Samanid Empire. His later works were completed under the Ghaznavid empire.
Iran issued a set of 16 Large Stamps /Sheetlets / Miniatures on 27 Dec 1990 to mark an International Congress on Works of Abu I-Qasim Ferdowsi. Some Catalogues list them as stamps some as sheetlets. They are Imperforate and each is 60x75mm in size. Six have a face value of 100r and 10 have a face value of 200r each.
Jumeirah Archaeological Sites were first excavated in 1969. This site dates back to 9th & 11th Century AD, today owned and managed by Dubai Cultural and Arts Society. Pottery, tools and Coins unearthed here are displayed in Dubai Museum. It is a tourist attraction.
Beit Al Qur’an is a unique Islamic International Institution dedicated to service the Holy Qu’ran. It is located in Manama, Bahrain and has Al Furqan Library, Al Hayat Museum, Al Khalifa Lecture Hall, Yousif Bin Ahmed School for Quranic Studies & Abdul Rahman Kanoo Mosque. Bahrain issued three stamps and a First Day Cover on 18 Feb 2001 on its 10th Anniversary.
Eid Al Adha is also called “Festival Of Sacrifice” .It is one of two most important Islamic holidays observed World Wide .In the Islamic Lunar Calendar Eid Al Adha falls on 10th Day of of the month of Dhu al Hijjah. It is the twelfth and last month in Islamic Calendar and very sacred one in which Hajj takes place.
UAE issued a set of two stamps on Eid al Adha on 06 Dec 2008. One stamp features Al Eidiya and second Eid prayers.
Eid al Adha is being observed all over the World between 21 Aug & 22 Aug 2018 depending on sightings of Moon.