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)
When Muslim students take up the study of English literature, it is typically for the purpose of improving their English, much in demand in today’s world. While this is no doubt a worthy motivation, a systematic study of literature can bring additional benefits.
For example, a focused study of literature can help develop what are known as “higher order or critical thinking skills.” The higher order thinking skills include the recollection and application of knowledge. They also include analysis, synthesis and evaluation. These skills are developed within the discipline known as literary criticism..................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
The arts help define a nation’s past and future — the are central to its story. By looking at national culture in this way, we are also able to better understand the world we live in. The arts represent the collective output of those engaging in creative society. This ranges from the theatre we attend, music we listen to, books we read and buildings we inhabit. It encompasses film, design, architecture, fashion, the visual arts and much, much more..….......Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)