Friday, May 1, 2015

Non-Muslim artists embrace Islamic art

In search of beauty, non-Muslim artists are finding meaning in aesthetic appreciation of the Quran
As stories circulate in the media suggesting that Muslims reject imagery and artistic depictions of religious subject matter, it can be difficult to remember the role aesthetics play, and have always played, in Islamic (and Islamicate) contexts. In fact, the emphasis on aesthetic beauty is so strong in Islam that there are passages in the Quran encouraging contemplation of nature’s beauty and God’s creation in an attempt to understand the divine. According to a well-known saying from Prophet Mohammed, “God is beautiful and He loves beauty.” [link]

Source: Muftah