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The Mosque of Cordova as viewed by James Cavanah (1760-1814)

The Mosque of Cordova as viewed by James Cavanah (1760-1814) | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
An about the Mosque of Cordova (Cordoba) taken from the book 'Arabian Antiquities of Spain” by Murphy, James Cavanah (1760-1814), published in 1816.
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Nitham Ahmad's comment, September 16, 2013 2:44 PM
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The Islamic Legacy of Timbuktu

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No word in English connotes remoteness more than Timbuktu. Thanks to the astonishing wealth that Mansa Musa had displayed on his visits to Cairo and Makkah, it also connoted riches.
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Islamic Art

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The term Islamic art is becoming increasingly unwieldy, and in current usage concerning modern art, the adjective “Islamic” is often restricted to purely religious expressions such as calligraphy..
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Ranikot Fort - the Great Wall of Sindh

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The Ranikot Fort also known as Dewar-e-Sindh (Great Wall of Sindh), with a circumference of about 26 km or 16 miles, is reputed to be the largest unexplored fort in the world.
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Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

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Throughout Afghanistan, buildings with tall minarets, bulb-shaped domes, and colorfully painted tiles dot the landscape. Many are mosques and tombs built to honor religious figures and important Afghan heroes. The Blue Mosque, in Mazar-e-Sharif, has tiles that look like they are painted with flowers, but the floral patterns are actually made from tiles cut into different shapes and plastered together.

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Coins of Abd al-Malik

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The yearning for one Islamic community, inspired and guided by the word of God alone – that dream, first clearly articulated in physical form on the coin struck in Damascus more than 1,300 years ago, is still very much alive....
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SADEQUAIN’S Calligraphy

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Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Pakistani Awards), also often referred to as Sadequain Naqqash, was a world-renowned Pakistani artist, best known for his skills as a calligrapher and a painter. He is considered as one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced. Sadequain was responsible for the renaissance of Islamic calligraphy in Pakistan.

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Exploring the Damascus Room :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Exploring the Damascus Room :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
Go behind the scenes with this around-the-room look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Ottoman-era reception room built in 1707 for a Syrian family. .
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The Morgan Treasures of Islamic Manuscripts :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture

The Morgan Treasures of Islamic Manuscripts :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
Quranic Manuscripts from The Morgan Collection.
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Fragments of a 9th Century Quran :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it

Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān, probably written in the third century A.H / ninth century C.E., containing verses from the suras: al-Dhārīyāt (سورة الذاريات),al-Ṭūr (سورة الطور), al-Najm (سورة النجم), al-Qamar (سورة القمر), and al-Raḥmān (سورة الرحمن). The manuscript also contains fine examples of early geometrical ornamentation at the front and back. The script seems to correspond to the Abbasid Style F.I. as described by F. Deroche.

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Movable Palaces

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The cities that amazed Europeans were not simply the black camel-hair ridge tents of the Arab world or the domed yurts of the nomadic Central Asian tribes.
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The Alhamra at Granada

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The Alhamra (Alhambra) at Granada as seen and observed by Murphy James Cavanah during the early 19th Century and later published in his book "Arabian Antiquities of Spain" in 1816.
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Islamic Architecture

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Islamic architecture is in part comprised of those buildings and built environments intended for use in Islamic worship, commemoration, and instruction. Among the architecture of this group are mosques, madrasas or schools, mausoleums, and shrines.
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Getting to the Bottom of 'Islamic Art'

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Western institutions have not grasped how complex and intertwined the cultures of historic Iran, India and the Arab Near East really are.
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Kalta Minor Minaret - Khiva, Uzbekistan

Kalta Minor Minaret - Khiva, Uzbekistan | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
It is difficult to imagine ancient Khiva without this monument of oriental architecture.
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Nitham Ahmad's comment, September 14, 2013 5:39 PM
its really great
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A Global Guide to Islamic Art

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Don’t expect ornately framed oil paintings; portraits of religious, historical and mythical figures; landscapes; still-lifes nor a distinct sense of personal expression by artists with familiar names. Don’t expect to see knickknacks produced to adorn the houses of the wealthy and powerful. Instead, expect glass cases displaying objects that are, as often as not, small and useful—carpets; books; bowls, pitchers and jugs; plates made of ceramic, glass, metal and wood—nearly all made by unnamed and unknown craftsmen and all used by the middle and upper classes in their daily lives.

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Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore

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The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years starting around 1634–1635 AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore . He was commonly known as as Wazir Khan (the word wazir means ‘minister’ in Urdu) and thus the mosque came to be known as the Wazir Khan Mosque. The mosque is inside the old walled city and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. (Text by Wikipedia).

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Bringing the Met Into the 1300s

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has embarked on the most ambitious rethinking and rebuilding of its Islamic art galleries in its history, a $50 million endeavor.
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Arabic Calligraphy and Type Design :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Arabic Calligraphy and Type Design :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
This article presents the Diwani style of Arabic which lead to designing Thuraya, a contemporary yet faithful interpretation of the Diwani style with extensive calligraphic features.
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From Cuneiform to Topkapi :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture

From Cuneiform to Topkapi :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
In the Islamic world, where reading and literacy have always been highly prized for the access they provide to the word of God and the world of knowledge, books were objects of both utility and beauty.
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Architecture of the Fatimid :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Architecture of the Fatimid :: « Islamic Arts and Architecture | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
The long period of Fatimid rule, lasting almost three centuries, and the dynasty’s political and ideological principles brought with them a major architectural revival.
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Cairo's Islamic Architecture - 7th to 18th Centuries

Cairo's Islamic Architecture - 7th to 18th Centuries | Islamic Heritage | Scoop.it
Illustrated by E. Prisse d’Avennes (1807- 79), a colossal figure in Egyptian studies, is also the author of Atlas of Egyptian Art, the Oriental Album as well as dozens of articles and reports on a variety of subjects.
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