Mirayla Hylbom

Mirayla Hylbom

Mirayla Hylbom

The poetry sample I chose to discuss in class was selected from a poem by Sa’di, translated by Edward Bowen, entitled “A Tale From Sa’di.” The selection I read follows: Aggrieved because I had no shoes I shuffled down the street, Till someone cried: “There stumping goes A man who has no feet. ” Then was I instantly(…)

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Mirayla Hylbom

Mirayla Hylbom

The Islamic Center of Cleveland, the mosque we had the privilege of visiting, is not like any place or worship that I have ever been in. The visit was an excellent opportunity to enhance my understanding of Islam, as well as to experience Islamic art and architecture firsthand. I enjoyed the experience very much. The first thing I(…)

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Mirayla Hylbom

Mirayla Hylbom

Currently, a number of exquisite pieces of Islamic art are on display in Oberlin’s own Rice Hall. While all the pieces were beautiful and fascinating, what struck my attention the most were the Islamic prayer beads made here in Oberlin. I was not aware that prayer beads were a custom in Islam, but as a Catholic I’m no(…)

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