Amy Jackson-Smith

Amy Jackson-Smith

Amy Jackson-Smith

How does this literary piece shed light on an important question related to the Islamic worldview and what about the piece interests me? Sa’di A quadruped loaded with books Two men took useless trouble and strove without any profit, when one of them accumulated property without enjoying it, and the other learnt without practicing what(…)

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Amy Jackson-Smith

Amy Jackson-Smith

On our visit to the Cleveland Mosque, I was taken aback by how empty the mosque was. I’d never been inside a mosque before, but I was expecting more decorations on walls, and I guess I’d assumed there’d be furniture somewhere – benches, or something. But the main room of the mosque, after passing by a fountain, was(…)

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Amy Jackson-Smith

Amy Jackson-Smith

The presence of the written word of God in the art on display really stands out to me. The pieces on display range from more decorative (stones) to more useful (jars, plates, and prayer books). The presence of Quranic passages on work that would otherwise be simply decorative makes the art sacred, and the artistry of the calligraphy,(…)

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