ART - ARCHITECTURE - MUSIC - CALLIGRAPHY - POETRY - collection of articles

ART

Brief History of Miniature Painting, http://www.youngartists.com/mphatouf.htm

Desert and Oasis: Arts of Central Asia http://www.uga.edu/cas/catextiles.html

Figural Representation in Islamic Art, Terry Allen http://www.sonic.net/~tallen/palmtree/fe2.htm

Finding the Prophet in His People, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, http://www.pbs.org/muhammad/essays/mattson.html

Gallery of the Art of the Muslim World http://www.superluminal.com/cookbook/index_gallery.html

Impact of Islamic Arts on the West http://www.islamicart.com/main/architecture/impact.html

Introduction to Islamic Art, http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/intro.htm

Islamic Art, http://www.colostate.edu/Orgs/MSA/find_more/islart.html

Islamic Art As a Mediator for Cultures in Confrontation http://www.isna.net/news/miniheadlines.asp?cat=0&dismode=article&artid=285

Islamic Art, Architecture and Muslim Around the World http://www.uga.edu/islam/IslArt.html

Islamic Art and Architecture http://www.lib.unc.edu/art/islamicart.html 

Islamic Art and Architecture http://www.islamicart.com/

Islamic Mural to Adorn Downtown San Francisco, http://www.altmuslim.com/art_comments.php?id=1030_0_13_0_C

Islamic Art Gets an American Revival, http://www.isna.net/Horizons/article.asp?section=2&fromarticle=1&issueid=6&catid=4&artname=Islamic%20Art%20Gets%20an%20American%20Revival

Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/1aa/1aa506.htm

Online Exhibit of Islamic Art at the L.A. Art Museum, http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/thumbnails/thmbnail.htm 

Persian Poet Top Seller in America, Alexandra Marks
http://csmonitor.com/cgi-bin/durableRedirect.pl?/durable/1997/11/25/us/us.3.html

Princeton Shahnama Project, http://humanitas.princeton.edu/shahnama/start.epl 

Rare Islamic Art Masterpieces on Show in Washington
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-7-2004_pg7_42

Reference Tools in Islamic Art and Architecture http://hcl.harvard.edu/finearts/islamicreference/reference.html

Religion and the Visual Arts
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/internet/art.htm

Religious and Sacred Art of Five Faiths http://www.ackland.org/fivefaiths/06_00_00.htm

Soul Searcher, The, Brook Lea Foster
http://cms.psychologytoday.com/articles/index.php?term=pto-20040709-000002

Topkapi Palace Museum Webpage, http://www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr/~history/topkapi.html


ARCHITECTURE

Aga Khan Awards for Muslim Architecture, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/190282.stm

Alhambra http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/The_Alhambra.html

American Mosques, http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/muslimlife/mosques.htm 

Concept of Decoration in Islamic Architecture http://www.islamicart.com/main/architecture/decorate.html

Expression of Power in Islamic Architecture http://www.islamicart.com/main/architecture/arcpower.html

Islamic Architecture http://www.al-bab.com/arab/visual/architecture.htm

Photographs of Mosques
-in the U.S. http://usinfo.org/usia/usinfo.state.gov/usa/islam/mosques.htm
-Hassan II Mosque in Morocco http://www.postcolonialweb.org/morocco/arts/hassan/2.html
-Images of Islam Photos http://www.spiritualphotos.com/Islam/
-Blue Mosque, Istanbul http://www.mccullagh.org/theme/blue-mosque-istanbul-jan02.html
-Grand Mosque, Djenne, Mali http://www.jorgetutor.com/mali/djenne/djennemosque/djennemosque.htm
-Mosques Around the World http://www.planetware.com/sub/MOSQUE.HTM
-Silver Domed Mosque, Kenya http://www.planetware.com/photos/KEN/KEN243.HTM
-Fatepur Sikri Mosque http://www.planetware.com/photos/IND/IND312.HTM
-Jama Masjid, Delhi http://www.planetware.com/photos/IND/IND019.HTM
-Mohammed Ali Mosque, Cairo http://www.planetware.com/photos/EGY/CAALMS.HTM
-Sultan Hasan Mosque, Cairo http://www.planetware.com/photos/EGY/CASHMS1.HTM
-Mosque in Xi’an, China http://www.planetware.com/photos/CHN/CHN425.HTM
-Gold Domed Mosque, Brunei http://www.planetware.com/photos/BRU/BRU006.HTM
-Mosque in Lhasa, Tibet http://www.planetware.com/photos/CHN/CHN727.HTM
-paintings of Mosques Around the World http://www.uah.edu/msa/mosques.html
-Imam Mosque, Isfahan http://www.dejkam.com/iran/isfahan/photo.php?ino=26
-Sultan Hassan Mosque, Cairo http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Sultan_Hassan_Mosque.html
-Mosque of Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Mosque_of_Sultan_Ahmed.html
-Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Dome_of_the_Rock.html

The Taj Mahal http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Taj_Mahal.html


CALLIGRAPHY

Arabic Calligraphy http://islamicart.com/main/calligraphy/intro.html

Art of Arabic Calligraphy, Mamoun Sakkal http://www.sakkal.com/ArtArabicCalligraphy.html

Calligraphy with Mohamed Zakariya, http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00xcallig/modern/zakariya/zakariya.html

Islamic Calligraphy with Mohamed Zakariya,
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/calligraphy/calligraphy.html

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy, http://islamicart.com/main/calligraphy/intro.html

Spirtual Dimension of Calligraphy, K. K. Aziz http://www.crescentlife.com/spirituality/spiritual_dimension_of_calligraphy.htm


FILM

Fajr International Film Festival http://www.neda.net/film/vol3-1/simorgh.html

Muslim Comedy Filmaker, Zarka Nawaz, http://www.altmuslim.com/art_comments.php?id=973_0_13_0_C 

Muslim Film Festival USA http://www.mffusa.org/


MUSIC

Arab Music Internet Reference Database http://www.al-amir.com/

Basics of Arab Music http://www.al-bab.com/arab/music/music.htm

Fiqh Council North America on MUSIC, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=319&repeat=question

Islamic Rulings on Music and Singing http://members.tripod.com/oum_abdulaziz/music.html

Music and Religion http://www.al-bab.com/arab/music/music.htm#RELIGION

Muslim Roots of the Blues http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/08/15/INGMC85SSK1.DTL

Native Deen Rap Group, http://www.altmuslim.com/art_comments.php?id=870_0_13_0_C

Pakistani Qawwali Singers Bear the Torch http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2005/April/21/style/stories/02style.htm

Put Your Guns Down for God’s Sake! And Pick up Your Pens… and Guitars
http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2004/06/put_your_guns_d.php

PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Sanders Gallery http://www.ummah.org.uk/sanders/gallery.htm

see also POETRY


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