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Islamic Art Feature: Pick of the Week 12/26/09

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Welcome to the another edition of MuslimMatters.org’s regular Islamic Art feature. If you want to see your work on MM, then either email us your images to art[@]muslimmatters[.]org or submit them to our Flickr group.

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Bismillah, by WaoOoma

Bismillah, by WaoOoma

Bismillah, by tazkiyaharts

Bismillah, by tazkiyaharts

Imambara, Hooghly, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, by Humayunn N A Peerzaada.

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By Time, by encikpundak

By Time, by encikpundak

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. amad

    December 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    The “Imambara” may actually be a shrine (from what I can gather from the description) … in other words, this may be a grave-worshipping hot-spot. There is even an entry-fee for this “grave” deed. If I am mistaken about this being a grave-shrine, please someone feel free to correct me.

    It’s perhaps a good photo to remind folks what to avoid in this area. I am also inclined to think that this photo probably doesn’t belong in “muslim” matters… wallahu alam

    • iMuslim

      December 27, 2009 at 6:21 PM

      There is mention of a grave site of the one who commissioned the building, but no mention that he is a saint/pir/etc, that would imply anything ‘dodgy’. I don’t think we should assume the worst until the worst is proven outright, non? Especially as grave-worshipping is most definitely ‘the worst’.

  2. aLeeNa

    December 26, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Bismillah by WaoOoma is AMAZING. mA
    the negative space design is fantastic! so hard to draw by hand, well for me at least o.o

    • Amad

      December 27, 2009 at 3:53 AM

      Care to expound on what “negative space design” means… sorry to sound so dumb about art…

      • aLeeNa

        December 28, 2009 at 2:28 PM

        negative space= background (:
        the tile like designs in the background are so intricate

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  4. greentea

    December 30, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Love the calligraphy. Does anyone know of any introductory books that teach stuff like that i.e. the method behind the Calligraphy. I visited a few sites but most show only the end product.

    • iMuslim

      January 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

      It might be worth leaving a comment on the Flickr photo pages of the above calligraphers, and see what they suggest?

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