Performative Art

On Friendship as the Essential Teachings of the Qur’an

On Friendship as the Essential Teachings of the Qur’an

On Friendship as the Essential Teachings of the Qur’an The Qur’an is a book of great wealth and knowledge, guiding over a billion of its followers every year towards salvation. Despite this, wars, feuds, torture, and oppression have been claimed to be justified by the text itself.[i] I propose, however, that the very elemental aspects(…)

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Sam Agnoli: On the Qur’an’s Art

Sam Agnoli: On the Qur’an’s Art

On the Qur’an Inspiring Art

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Cinema and Society in Iran: 1900s to Present

Cinema and Society in Iran: 1900s to Present

Ever since the humble beginnings of Iranian Cinema in the early 1900’s, directors have used the movie screen as a platform to make commentary on Iranian politics, religion, and everyday life. In the fifties, sixties, and seventies, Iran was one of the most prominent countries in the Middle East for cinema. After a brief decline(…)

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Alan Carroll: This is My Song

Alan Carroll: This is My Song

In 1899 , the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, wrote a symphonic tone poem, “Finlandia.” The second half of this tone poem was a choral hymn, which was a celebration of Finnish patriotism, because Finland had just nearly freed herself from oppressive rule by their large neighbor, Russia. A YouTube video that includes beautiful images(…)

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