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Art and Islam

Art focuses upon the experience of the beautiful. It aims at excellence and perfection. Every work of true art is unique. Art is striking. When a person reads a work of art, e or she feels that this work of art speaks to the heart. It is for this reason that art is “captivating”. Art relays this experience by different types of representation. Architecture is a well-known Islamic art form, as is calligraphy. Art also encompasses poetry, plays, stories, music, sculpture and painting............. Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

Abdul Karim Abdullah

Abdul Karim Abdullah @ Leslie Terebessy is an Assistant Research Fellow at IAIS Malaysia.

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Quotable Quotes

When questioned on the subject of 'envy', Razi answers: It results from an accumulation of stinginess and avarice in the soul, being one of the diseases that cause serious harm to the soul.

Humour Without Malice

David and Wilson were lost in desert. They were dying of thirst when they came upon an oasis, and there was a mosque. David to Wilson, "Look! There is a mosque, lets pretend we are Muslims, otherwise we'll not get any food or water. I am going to call myself 'Ahmad'." Wilson refused to change his name and said: "My name is Wilson and I will never pretend to be other than what I am!". The imam of the mosque received both of them well and asked for their names. David: "I am Ahmad." Wilson: "I am Wilson". Imam turned to his helpers and said, "Bring some food for Wilson only." And then Imam turned towards David and said, "Ramadhan Mubarak, Brother Ahmad!".

Hikmah

Contentment is a wealth which will not deplete. - Hadith

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