16.08.2013, Friday

Iranian Director Calls for Muslim Unity

Iranian director Majid Majidi has said, “By making this film, we have tried to help Muslims reach a kind of unity.”

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Hilya Calligraphy Exhibition Opens in Montenegro

A Hilye calligraphy exhibition, consists of Mehmet Çebi's private hilye collection, opened in Çetinye, Montenegro on May 16. The exhibition features dozens of pieces of the “Hilye-i Şerif” (a physical description of the Prophet Muhammad in calligraphy).

read more 20.05.2013, Monday

The Understanding of Art and the Prohibition of Images in Islam in Light of Sacred Scripture

Arts & Culture / Arts / Aziz Doğanay, PhD

In order to correctly perceive and interpret the Islamic view of art, the definition of “art” must first be agreed upon. However, this is beyond the scope of this article. It is necessary to point out that art does not solely consist of creating pictures...

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Another first: The Mi'raj Hilya by Calligrapher Ali Hüsrevoğlu

Ali Husrevoglu, one of the leading figures in Islamic calligraphy who has made a unique name for himself with his 30 different hilya (an elaborate work describing an event or person through calligraphy) works, shared his incredible work...

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Prophet Muhammad in Calligraphy

Arts & Culture / Arts / Hilal Kazan, PhD

The Arabic script was not greatly developed in the pre-Islamic era; it was not used much at this time because the Arabs usually committed things to memory. For this reason, the development of the Arabic script started with the advent Islam...

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Prophet Muhammad in Miniature

Arts & Culture / Arts / Hilal Kazan, PhD

In the Islamic religion, painting is a sensitive issue continuing to attract debate and the final verdict has not been reached.

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