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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 …

 

Professor Zoyab Alihussain Kadi Yemen, at the bottom end of the Arabian peninsula, is a country that conveys an impression of being in no hurry to catch up with the rest of the world. It is yet to tap the full potential of its many assets – a long coastline with a busy seaway; fertile …

 

by M. Huzaifa Taquee In the heart of Surat‟s bustling Zampa Bazaar, lie the Qubba Najmiyya and Qubba Izziya housing seven illustrious Du‟at Mutlaqeen and other luminaries of Dawat. These two grand buildings are not only pleasing to the marveling eye but also a source of sanctuary and solace for zuwwaar kiraam (respected visitors) especially …

 

by Zoyab Alihussain Kadi The Dawoodi Bohra Qubbas (mausoleums) of Yemen and of western India are, by far, the most revered and visited buildings by Community zaireen (visitors) from all across the world. These qubbas are a unifying bond, and are valued as living monuments. They are parental umbilical cords that not only attach the …

 

Whoever remembers Allah Ta’ala by repeatedly calling out to him in perpetual tasbih will no doubt be rewarded in this world. For Allah Ta’ala is not detached from those who keep His remembrance alive in their hearts. In this finite world, humans can only become everlasting if their hearts are occupied in remembering their Creator. …

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