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Elliot Bailey: The Aversion to Specificity in Islamic Art

Elliot Bailey: The Aversion to Specificity in Islamic Art

I’m sitting in the lounge of the Religion Department on one of the chair enclave’s four sides. Over my right shoulder is a display case brimming with artifacts. I’m here to see the art and calligraphy inside. As I look over them over—the dishes, books, sculptures, rings—I remember what I learned from the readings about(…)

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Elliot Bailey | How the neck moves: Islamic perspective and sources of change

Elliot Bailey | How the neck moves: Islamic perspective and sources of change

What is the Islamic worldview? What do muslims believe? A list of legitimate answers could sprawl ahead of us and by the time we reached its end, we’d easily miss the religion’s common threads. Today, Islam is practiced in many different, sometimes conflicting ways. The answer to the question is that the Islamic worldview is(…)

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