Islamic art & spirituality
This is the first book in the English language to deal with the spiritual significance of Islamic art including not only the plastic arts, but also literature and music. Rather than only dealing with the history of the various arts of Islam or their description, the author relates the form, content, symbolic language, meaning, and presence of these arts to the very sources of the Islamic revelation. Relying upon his extensive knowledge of the Islamic religion in both its exoteric and esoteric dimensions as well as the various Islamic sciences, the author relates Islamic art to the inner dimensions of the Islamic revelation and the spirituality which has issued from it. He brings out the spiritual significance of the Islamic arts ranging from architecture to music as seen, heard, and experienced by one living within the universe of the Islamic tradition. In this work the reader is made to understand the meaning of Islamic art for those living within the civilization which created it.
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The Spiritual Message of Islamic Calligraphy
Three Muslim Sages
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A. K. Coomaraswamy a.h. solar alif Arabic archetypes architecture of Islam art of Islam artistic aspect Attar barakah beauty become birds Blessed Prophet Burckhardt centre century chapter colour commentary cosmic cosmological cosmos created creation dimension Divine Presence doctrine earth earthly esoteric existence external forms gnosis harmony heart Heaven hoopoe human Ibn ArabI initiatic inner intellectual Islamic architecture Islamic art Islamic calligraphy Islamic metaphysics Islamic revelation Islamic spirituality Islamic tradition Islamic world Jalal al-DIn journey language letters light logic and poetry ma'na manifestation Mantiq al-tayr masterpieces Mathnawi meaning metaphysical mosque Muslim origin paradise Persian poet poetic primordial principles Quran Quranic calligraphy R. A. Nicholson reality reflection religion religious rhythms RumI Rumi's sacred architecture sacred art Safavid Schuon sense Shams SImurgh soul space spiritual music spiritual significance style Sufism symbolism ta'ziyah Tehran thou tion traditional art traditional Islamic trans transcendent truth Unity verses virgin nature wahdat al-wujud Zoroastrian
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
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