Islamic art
Some Islamic art featured at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onwards by people who lived within the territory that w...
Quebec mosque shooting: Police arrest a suspect and a witness
One of the two men detained over the incident, that killed six people, is a witness, police say.
France Raids Mosques... What They Found Inside Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT!
The deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France killed more than 130 people. Unlike America after an attack, France started immediately raiding Islamic mosques to see what they could find. After ...
Oriental Rug Motifs and Design Glossary - Jessie's Oriental Rugs
A glossary of Oriental rug and Persian rug motifs, designs and more. Learn more about Oriental rug designs, motifs and more.
A Look Inside Iraq's Incredible Graveyard City, Wadi Us Salaam
About two hours drive south of Baghdad sits Wadi us-Salaam, also known as the Valley of Peace. From afar, it looks like a densely-packed cluster of dwellings, one that should be teeming with activity....
Revealed: Muslim bomb plot gang's links to 'mega-mosque' in east London
Ministers should review plans to build a "mega-mosque" in the East End in the wake of the airline bomb plot trial, the Tories urged today. Shadow security minister Dame Pauline Neville-Jones said the ...
Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques
It's a side of Iran the rest of the world doesn't normally get to see -- the kaleidoscopically brilliant interiors of the country's intricately designed mosques. With beautiful mosaics and stained gla...
The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?
Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.
The Awfully Unromantic Taj Mahal | Rita Banerji
India sulked when the Obamas skipped the Taj Mahal during their recent visit here. But really, I'm tired of famous people posing with that marble tomb as their endorsement of the idea that it somehow ...
Garden and pavilions of the Taj Mahal found to align with rays of the sun
New research has revealed that the gardens of the Taj Mahal, and the structures within it, align with the rising and setting sun during the summer and winter solstices. While the reason for constructi
10 Most Expensive Carpets in the World
The rug or carpet of a room contributes a significant portion of a value of a home. For your enjoyment, here are the top 10 most expensive carpets ever sold
Architecture of IRAN during Islamic times
Although much of Iran's architecture during the Islamic period has been destroyed over the years, even those of the legendary cities of Nishapur, Ghazni and Tabriz, due to earthquakes or barbarian inv...
Nanotech Used 2000 Years Ago to Make History's Sharpest Swords
Damascus swords — sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling — owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist and Nobel laure...
Fatimid art: Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewers, Most Valuable Objects in Islamic Art
Centred around the mysteries of  rock crystal.” When I invited Professor Maki, a master of form and ...
Moorish architecture - YouTube - Moorish Iberia
This is the final part exploring Moorish Architecture and I dedicate this concluding part to the Iberian peninsula. Excellent examples of this Architecture i...
Islamic calligraphy - Beauty of Islamic Calligraphy
Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy in the corps, and the beauty and Tnoath.
Persian art
persian art dates back to thousands of years ago and has preserved its traditional forms in the modern world.
Islamic architecture
Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of Islam to the present day. What today is known as Islamic architecture was influenced by ancien...
Islamic architecture - Wikipedia
Carpet
A carpet is a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of "pile" attached to a backing. The pile is generally either made from wool or a man made fibre such as polypropylene, nylon or polye...
Carpet - Wikipedia
Damascus steel
Damascus steel was a type of steel used in Middle Eastern swordmaking, originally based on wootz steel, a steel developed in South India before the Common Era. These swords are characterized by distin...
Damascus steel - Wikipedia
Islamic garden
Traditionally, an Islamic garden is a cool place of rest and reflection, and a reminder of paradise. The Qur'an has many references to gardens, and the garden is used as an earthly analogue for the l...
Islamic garden - Wikipedia
Glass in Islamic culture
The influence of the Islamic world to the history of glass is reflected by its distribution around the world, from Europe to China, and from Russia to East Africa. Islamic glass developed a unique exp...
Glass in Islamic culture - Wikipedia
Islamic pottery
Medieval Islamic pottery occupied a geographical position between Chinese ceramics and the pottery of the Byzantine Empire and Europe. For most of the period it can fairly be said to have been betwee...
Islamic pottery - Wikipedia
Islamic calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy, or Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the Arabic language and alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage...
Islamic calligraphy - Wikipedia
Persian miniature
A Persian miniature is a small painting on paper, whether a book illustration or a separate work of art intended to be kept in an album of such works called a muraqqa. The techniques are broadly comp...
Persian miniature - Wikipedia
Arabic poetry
Arabic poetry (Arabic: الشِعْر العَرَبي / ALA-LC: ash-shi‘ru al-‘Arabīyu) is the earliest form of Arabic literature. Present knowledge of poetry in Arabic dates from the 6th century, but oral poetry i...
Muraqqa
A Muraqqa (Turkish: Murakka) is an album in book form containing Islamic miniature paintings and specimens of Islamic calligraphy, normally from several different sources, and perhaps other matte...
Muraqqa - Wikipedia
Islamic music
Islamic music is Muslim religious music, as sung or played in public services or private devotions. The classic heartland of Islam is the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Iran, Central A...
Islamic music - Wikipedia
Symbols of Islam
Designs used as symbols of Islam include calligraphy of important concepts or phrases, such as the shahada, takbir, basmala, etc.; besides this the colour green is often used as symbolising Islam, as ...
Symbols of Islam - Wikipedia