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Professor Zoyab Alihussain Kadi Like the proverbial pinch of salt, the contribution of Mumbai’s Dawoodi Bohra Community to the city’s flavour has been immeasurable. Notwithstanding their minuscule percentage in the overall demographics of the city, they have not only succeeded in making their presence felt, but have also been punching several categories above their weight. …

 

RadiantArts, The Dawoodi Bohra Platform for community artists led by artist- Zaenab Shz. Jaferussadiq bs Imaduddin offers greetings and good wishes to the Respected Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel.In collaboration with the Funun al-Quran (Department of Quranic Arts), Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, RadiantArts strives to promote art and artists and has held exhibitions in Nairobi, Doha, …

 

Part 1Sakina Najmi Unlike the usual esotericism that characterises the language of art and its histories, the term ‘Islamic Art’ is seemingly intelligible. The phrase roots art in Islam, guaranteeing their irrefutable links and interdependency. According to Sheila S. Blair’s and Jonathan M. Bloom’s article, The Mirage of Islamic Art: Reflection on the Study of …

 

Shk Ali Asghar M Saifuddin Lamuwala Raudat Tahera is an architectural marvel in the heart of Mumbai embodying the vision of the two Dais resting therein, namely al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA led the Dawoodi Bohra community for a grand 53 years in …

 

Communication – the transmission of emotion – is an elementary part of being human. Spread across the earth, we are tethered together by the gift of language. When the spoken word first began to be preserved through writing, it not only made those veritable connections a lasting one, it also made emotion visible with the …

 

Context is what we strive for every day. Where is our place; what is our purpose? Art has been in the throes of a constantly changing dialogue across history since we began recording our existence. An anthropological visual torch, its evolving nature has served ideals and philosophies from Neanderthal times to the Renaissance era. Its …

 

The 21st century has brought about rapid progress and a mammoth rise in physical comforts. Yet we are faced with deeper discontent on a spiritual level than ever before. This restlessness has reflected itself in the art world too. Historically, art has never been devoid of spiritual content; creatives studied the relationship between art and …

 

Professor Zoyab Alihussain Kadi Time was, not so long ago, when maps and atlases were the only means to locate unfamiliar places. But even the best ones couldn’t figure out how to find enough space to fit in names of remote places and landmarks. Villages, streams and hillocks were condemned to remain anonymous and undiscovered. …

 

Mulla Abdulqadir bhai Haidermota Qubba Fakhriyya, the qubba mubaraka (blessed mausoleum) of al-Maula al-Ajal Syedi Fakhruddin al-Shaheed QR, is a sacred centre where thousands of zaereen (pilgrims) attain peacenand prosperity in its blessed shade. Its spiritual atmosphere, as well as architectural grandeur, remains etched in the hearts of those who witness it. The hallowed mausoleum …

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