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Images of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) By Hussein Rashid

Introduction

“What does Islam say about images?” It is a question that seeks to understand religion through unitary and static prescriptions.

Folio from the Majma’ al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz Abru (d.1430); recto: The Birth of Muhammad; verso: text, Wet nurse Halima and her husband, Harith, taking care of infant Muhammad, 1426. 169 more words

Islamic Art

Images of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) By Hussein Rashid

introduction

“What does Islam say about images?” It is a question that seeks to understand religion through unitary and static prescriptions.

Folio from the Majma’ al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz Abru (d.1430); recto: The Birth of Muhammad; verso: text, Wet nurse Halima and her husband, Harith, taking care of infant Muhammad, 1426. 169 more words

Islamic Art

Dua'Art

Stylized Supplications for Ramadhan

اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ

سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ

Whoever says (the above) a hundred times during the day, his sins are wiped away, even if they are like the foam of the sea. 21 more words

Quran

I thought it was a dog

Does this look like a lion to you?  The whole time I was drawing it, I was thinking it was a dog.  When I went back to Hibbard’s text, I realized he may not have been clear on what it was either:  “This animal-shaped incense burner from Iran is as big as a large dog.” Not that he says it’s a dog; he just doesn’t say it’s a lion.  222 more words

belatrova's Tales of the Alhambra

belatrova has often been drawn to Granada (blog August 2014) in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and specially to the Alhambra, the great sprawling hilltop fortress encompassing royal palaces from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens. 637 more words

Art and Religiophobia

We are unfortunately facing with harsh treatments on religions. Refusing believes is transcending into vandal devastation, hereby, recent actions towards religious believes must be considered not only as theological cases, but also as historical phenomenon, social problem, philosophical issue and cultural shift. 640 more words

Critique