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 …

 

His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA has repeatedly stated that all barakat prevalent in Dawat Hadiyah was due to the completion of one grand undertaking: the restoration of al-Jami´ al-Anwar. Originally completed in 403/1013, the construction of the masjid commenced under Maulana al-Imam al-Aziz Billah AS and was completed by his successor Maulana al-Imam …

 

Photograph by: Shk Qusai Malindiwala Available for Sale in 3 sizes Throughout the length and breadth of history, empires and dynasties have chosen to manifest their powers in ways that have highlighted their own regimes. The sole purpose of the Fatemiyeen SA was to establish the word of Allah Subhanahu, and in doing so, to …

 

The monumental projecting portal-a central element of the masjid façade—is a significant Fatimi contribution to masjid architecture. First featuring in the Great Jami of Mahdiyya, the portal is symbolic of the importance of the Imam in Fatimi thought and tradition. Lézine, a French archaeologist involved with the restoration of the Great Jami of Mahdiyya in …

 

Adapted from: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islamic Art and Spirituality: State University of New York Press, Albany, 1997 The link of Islamic art to the inner dimension of Islam could not be demonstrated in a better manner than by pointing to the role played by Maulana al-Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib SA in both the guilds …

 

Having original art in the home is vital to your wellbeing. Art is a key piece of furniture for many reasons and yet it is sometimes put on the back burner in comparison to other home objects. This list is dedicated to the understanding of importance of art from perspectives of interior design, wellbeing, social …

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