Clara Berger

Clara Berger

Clara Berger

From the Persian Literature Booklet, I chose the poem A Tale form Gulestan, written by Sa’di. A Persian poet of the 13th century, Sa’di was witness to the Mongol invasions that shook the Eastern world, causing him to leave his home and live abroad. A Tale From Gulestan reads more like a short anecdote than a poem, telling(…)

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Clara Berger

Clara Berger

On Saturday, November 23rd, we traveled to the Islamic Center of Cleveland. Within the main hall of mosque there were no seats, tables, or pews, but a soft rug of a repetitive pattern reaching across the floor to kneel. Located in the center point of the room was a Mihrab, an inlet in which imam recites the prayer(…)

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Clara Berger

Clara Berger

When choosing an artifact in the display to examine I was drawn to the open Qur’an. Throughout the course we have studied the spiritual and authoritative role that the Qur’an holds in Islamic society. As explained in the display’s description, the Qur’an is “as sacred to Muslims as Christ’s body is to Christians”. Its physicality is not simply(…)

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