Abbie Hudson

Abbie Hudson

Abbie Hudson

The piece of poetry I chose was a small segment from Rumi’s “Exordium: the Song of the Reed.” Love’s fire is what makes every reed-flute pine/Love’s fervor thus lends potency to wine/The reed consoles those forced to be apart/Its notes will lift the veil upon your heart. I thought the song of the reed was really beautiful.(…)

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Abbie Hudson

Abbie Hudson

I really enjoyed visiting the Islamic Center of Cleveland. It was very beautiful, and after doing some reading I was better able to understand the ways that the architecture and the interior design of the mosque reflect some of the important points of Islamic spirituality. One of the main purposes of Islamic art is to place in(…)

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Abbie Hudson

Abbie Hudson

One of the most important elements of the Islamic art represented in the display is the centrality of the Qur’an. Most of the pieces had verses or even whole chapters of the Qur’an imprinted on them. This was the case with the more traditional art forms such as tapestries, and even with the jewelry and sculpture. There were(…)

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Abbie Hudson

Abbie Hudson

This verse of prayer outlines some important aspects of Islamic cosmology and worldview. First of all, it places a lot of emphasis on the absoluteness of God. It refers to God as the Withholder, “who prevents anything he does not want to give,” the Repeller, and Creator of all things. It also says God “expands(…)

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