The choices I made for this project were based on a history, an artistic style, and a script steeped in equal parts elegance and tragedy. The combination that results is in both beautiful and sad. It is precisely this reason we settled on the Islamic Caliphates of the 1st and 2nd centuries AD to reimagine this Shakespearean tragedy. This period is often called the golden age of Islamic society. The society was considered the envy of Europe which remained in the so-called “Dark Ages”. The society was arguably aware of its power on a global scale. In a way, that the realization is what made it true. We see this idea reflected in the bold and grand nature of the art and architecture and the risks taken by the empire. Similarly, Macbeth is told
Islamic craftsmanship incorporates the visual expressions delivered from the 7th century onwards by individuals who lived inside the region that was possessed by or governed by socially Islamic populations. It is along these lines an exceptionally troublesome workmanship to characterize in light of the fact that it covers numerous grounds
During the 16th century, Christianity experienced a reformation in arguably one of the most defining moments in its history, the church was splintered and it was seen that priests and pastures should have more independent power, the reform was carried by spreading the holy bibles word and making people read the words literally to see the religion more for what it is. This action helped to kick start the modern era we now live in by abandoning the worst qualities of Christianity and also its traditions. Many people believe this is the path the medieval religion of Islam should take; is this necessary and why?
During the medieval era, series of crusading brought significant impact for Western Europe. Increased cultural and intellectual contact with the Islamic world influenced on learning, literature, art, and other areas in society. Muslim accomplishment in science especially in medicine, mathematics, and astronomy were equally remarkable. More than that Muslim people studied wide variety range of science topics including astrology, geography, physics, chemistry, optics and other. This essay will be discussing about how science developed in medieval Islam, two main science topics they focused on most which are including mathematics and medicine and how science in Muslim emerge to Western Europe.
Islamic rule spread over major areas of Africa, the Middle East, South, Southeast and Central Asia, Spain, and Southern Italy. Many Christians saw Islam as a religion of the sword. They have been very violent throughout their history. Arabian armies engaged in attacking the remnants of the Byzantine Empire. The First Crusade was launched in order to stop the Arabian invaders.
In 610 CE, Muhammad was meditating near Mecca when he received a vision from the angel Gabriel that he was the last prophet of Allah that he would spread faith in him, which resulted in the birth of the religion Islam. The religion spread rapidly through trade, military conquest, and treaties/taxation/toleration. Although it was very popular, most poor people were drawn to Islam because one of the Five Pillars was giving money to the poor. Islam spread quickest thanks to trade.
Rise of Islam – In the 600’s Arabian armies conquered Iran. The Arabian armies that conquered Iran transformed most Iranians to Islam over time. Persian language was replaced by the language Arabic. The new changes in Iran transformed people’s lives in a lot of different ways; changing language, new religion, transformed beliefs and more. Later on in the 800’s Iran became a big part of new subjects such as: art, literature, and science. The change gave people an innovative start to convert themselves into something they seemed too long for. Iran became several little kingdoms ruled by various Iranian rulers after the Arabs control got weaker in the 900’s.
Islamic civilization was able to encompass such a large empire because of their contributions and the effects of them. They had successful trade routes and not only was goods transported from one place to another but also beliefs and ideas as well simply trying to convert people. The second reason was because of how devoted, willing to die for their god. The final reason was because they made everyone of their religion equal to each other every one was offered into the god’s garden of paradise and equality. The history of Islam is basically all political, economic, social and cultural developments.
Golombek, Lisa, Robert B. Mason, Patricia Proctor, Eileen Reilly, and Lisa Golombek. 2014. Persian pottery in the first global age: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 11-55, 122-166
The Muslim empire was one of the greatest empires in the Middle East. The Muslim empire expanded through various caliphs, or rulers, they also used their religion of Islam to increase their number of warriors to conquer or make peace, all to convert to Islam. One example of a victorious battle of the Muslims was The Battle of the Yarmuk. The Muslims were outnumbered 24,000 to more than 70,000 said to be favored by Allah, they killed 70,000 Greeks and the rest fled. This source was written by Muslim historian, and through inferring this source is trustworthy. Although source is different; it is a reliable primary source, which is translated. The Treaty of Tudmir consisted of the Muslims making peace with the Theodemir, the Christian king of
Muhammad went into the hills to pray. He states he was visited by an angel and told to preach a new religion called Islam. Islam means “surrendering to the will of Allah.” Allah is the Muslim translation for God. Muhammad with his followers, he destroyed any statue of a false god in Makkah. Muhammad also preached that all people are equal. God doesn’t love the rich more than the poor, or the poor more than the rich.
The Muslim Civilization was very successful. They had very many inventions that shaped who we are today, such as the camera, clocks, surgery, and airplanes (yes - they were thinking about humans flying WAY before the Wright Brothers!).
Islam is defined as, “the monotheistic religion based on the doctrine of submission to God and of Muhammad as the last chief and prophet of God”(Dictionary 720). There are multiple practices included in the religion of Islam, similar to any other religion. Compared to Christianity or Judaism, when one follows Islam, one must follow The Five Pillars of Islam and the rules and circumstances of the worshipping practices. In addition, depending on the branch one is apart of, they may have to follow laws enforced by different prophets as well. One’s lifestyle will change because when following Islamic faith, their religious life is their main priority. Meaning, a Muslim makes the commitment to the practices one-hundred
After the discovery of luster painting, Islamic pottery began to see even new techniques and innovations during the Middle Islamic Period from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. This time period saw an increase in Islamic art production and new pottery techniques because of the political changes brought about by the invasion of Turkish tribes and the expansion of the Muslim faith (Cooper 1972). Many significant advancements in pottery production occurred because of the rediscovery of an artificial clay mixture called faience. Faience was “first employed by the Pharoanic Egyptians [and] is a man-made mixture of potash, quartz, and white clay” (Jenkins 1983, p.13). Faience was such a groundbreaking non clay mixture for Islamic potters because