Islam And Its Impact On The World

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Islam arose in the seventh-century Arabia, a land filled with desert oasis with no cities of monumental size and sparsely inhabited by nomadic tribes. However, these people were unified under the leadership of its founder, the prophet Muhammad who lived from 570-632 A.D and proceeded with his followers to spread the infectious word of Islam and its ideals. Due to the fact that Islam accepted many different types of long-standing cultures and diverse people, it has therefore attained and formed their ideas of art and architecture and implemented them in their own lifestyles. One of the many elements that were obtained from this blending of cultures is the art of cuneiform, along with the creation of loose-leaf manuscripts which would allow…show more content…
It’s no secret that the culture of Islam is known for its very technical and alluring calligraphy which plays a very integral role within the society and aids in providing a method in which to display its religion in a non-offending way. The Arabic script is generally written right to left, and has its letters formed depending on its overall position in the word itself. With its rhythmic, yet complex interplay between positioning, Arabic lends itself to many variations. In Islamic society, Calligraphers enjoyed the highest status of all artists within its society due to the fact that scribes has to learn the formulas and combinations in order to create ink and paints of all sorts of colors and lighting. Scribes would also have to master the complex literary traditions and number symbolism that had developed in Islamic culture over time. Their training was tedious and lengthy, but unlike any other type of artist who were generally anonymous in the early centuries of Islam, outstanding calligraphers received public recognition. In the case of the Qur’an Manuscript in Maghribi, the patterns of illumination and artwork which resonates throughout the entire piece which also allows for a greater emphasis on the placement of the calligraphy that is present within the manuscript. The wording is written with a ink that radiates a golden color whenever
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