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  • Colors Shimmering in the Light: Islamic Mosaics Panorama

    By October 15, 2020

    One of the most characteristic aspects of early Islamic architecture all over the world is the abundant use of mosaics, both in secular and religious buildings. Moreover, they are applied inside as well as on exterior walls. Some...

  • Mughal Gardens, Paradise on Earth

    By September 15, 2020

    The Mughal regime is a well-documented era and the cultural achievements of this period are an important landmark in South Asian art history. While the awe-inspiring buildings, tombs, and mausoleums of this period are renowned for their grand...

  • Eid Al-Adha — Seven Beautiful Mosques Around the World

    By July 30, 2020

    Eid al-Adha is observed between the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. This is the Eid of the sacrifice as it commemorates Ibrahim’s sacrifice or qurbani of his own son, Ishmael to...

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    Hagia Sophia Becomes a Mosque – What You Need to Know

    By July 23, 2020

    According to recent news, the President of Turkey has converted Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. His decision is highly controversial, given Hagia Sophia’s reputation as a major monument of human history. Here is the historical,...

  • Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

    By July 1, 2020

    Zarina Hashmi (16 July 1937 – 25 April 2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her professional name, Zarina. Her works include drawings, prints, and sculptures. She used abstract...

  • Painting of the Week: Tughra of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent

    By April 19, 2020

    The Ottoman Empire was an exotic realm filled with sheikhs, silks, and saffron. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it reached the height of its powers and extended into several continents, crossing nations and languages. It encompassed the...

  • Nur Jahan – the Light of the World

    By April 4, 2020

    Mehr-un-Nissa was an influential woman of the Mughal era, well-known for her great beauty, unmatched intelligence, and volatile temper. As a woman in the 1600s, the tale of her rise to power and prominence is unique and noteworthy. After...

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