Dana Lipper

Dana Lipper

Dana Lipper

I read pieces of Persian poetry and decided to focus on Sa’di’s Oneness of Mankind. I saw two themes in this poem connected to Islamic worldviews that we have been discussing. The first comes from the first two lines: “All men are members of the same body,/ created from one essence”. Recently, in relation to Islamic art, we(…)

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Dana Lipper

The two things that struck me most about the visits were the emptiness of the mosque and the rich, vibrant colors of the temple. Both added a sense of immediate beauty and meaning when entering the space. Buckhardt describes Hindu architecture as complex, elementary and rich. While Islamic architecture as clear and sober. This was certainly apparent in(…)

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Dana Lipper

Dana Lipper

The art pieces are all exquisite and beautiful, with meaning behind each one, adding to the beauty. Something I noticed in all of them was the color and repetition. The bright, deep, colors, as well as the repetition of patterns, world, and symbols added to the intensity of the pieces. Additionally, this supports the idea that God is(…)

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I looked at Prayers 41 and 42. I think that both prayers show that the divine is everywhere and all around us. Prayer 41 really points out the many different places that the divine can be. Islamic Cosmology stresses that the divine is everywhere. Part of Islamic belief in God is believing in the unseen.(…)

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Chapter 31, Luqman, focuses on the devotion and truth of Allah, God. I see three main points of this chapter. The first point is performing good deeds and believing in Allah. Through this, one will be rewarded. Those who, “establish prayer and give zakah” will consequently be certain in their faith and will be successful.(…)

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