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Post time 2011-3-20 11:35:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by petera at 2011-3-20 05:25


This is an attractive structure.But the UAE's collaboration with the Anglo Zionist West is very ugly.What is
your stand on this,CJ ?



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Post time 2011-3-20 11:36:45 |Display all floors
Perhaps the most marked and abiding feature of Islam aesthetics lies in its dedication to symmetry principles. The arts of most cultures use symmetries to a varying degree, for various effects – but none place quite so much emphasis on the constraints of symmetry, or use it so consistently across the entire range of their artistic productions. Clearly, this aesthetic response derives from some deeply-held intuition on the underlying principles of existence.

Classical Greek ideas have undoubtedly contributed to this perception (see Background Note #3), but the motifs of cosmic equilibrium and the general harmony of the Creation also occur in several passages of the Qur’an: ‘The sun and the moon to a reckoning, and the stars and the trees bow themselves; and Heaven – He raised it up and set the balance’ (Qur’an 55:5). This notion of a cosmic symmetry, symbolised by the balance-scales (mizan), extends to ideas of eschatological justice and retribution, a most important feature of Islamic religious belief. On the Day of Judgement good works and misdeeds will be weighed to ‘an atom’s weight’ (Qur’an 99).

The Mizan is an important and well-known symbol in Islamic theology – some early literalists took the Qur’anic reference to be an actual celestial entity. Interestingly, the term was also used to denote a ground-plan in architecture, and as a technical expression of musical patterns and rhythmic modes.
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Post time 2011-3-20 11:37:22 |Display all floors
The Qur’an refers to Paradise in several suras (chapters). The picture that is painted is of a luxuriant, sheltered garden full of sensual delights, all of which are essentially beyond human imagination – ‘Gardens of Eden that the All-merciful promised His servants in the Unseen’ (Qur’an 19:61). In this exalted place the righteous experience the pleasures of the intellect as well as those of the senses. Not surprisingly, the promise of Paradise became a prominent theme in Islamic preaching.

It is also a major influence in Islamic art. In Islam the gratification of the senses and the search for perfection are not incompatible with spirituality. On the contrary, earthly beauty is seen as a pale reflection of the transcendent beauty of the Unseen. In this view it naturally follows that magnificent architecture and exquisite objects can put the believer in mind of the heavenly paradise to come.

There are many direct references to Paradise in Islamic art and architecture, in mihrabs and prayer mats for instance, the image of the Garden is frequently symbolised, and carpets designs are often reminiscent of an idealised garden. Similarly, the use of floral and vegetal decorative motifs in an Islamic context are bound to refer to al-Djanna, however faintly. Beyond these more direct references however, the transcendent qualities of the delights of Paradise have exerted a broader influence across many modes of Islamic artistic expression.

The high quality of Muslim workmanship in so many fields - in carpets, ceramics, woodwork, the arts of the book and in all the crafts associated with architecture – are well-known, as are its refined standards of taste. The aim seems always to be towards perfection, of style and execution. At their best, the arts of Islam manage to combine the sensual with the spiritual. In this culture, Beauty, represented by colours and forms, and Perfection, as expressed in the production of artefacts, always seem ultimately to refer to the numinousness of the divine.
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Post time 2011-3-20 15:27:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by cjamesyee at 13-3-2011 20:33
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won't be for long if the US can get the coordinates into their cruise missiles. they are systematically destroying the muslim world and will be looking to replace it with citadels and synagogues.
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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Post time 2011-3-29 20:35:51 |Display all floors
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Truly genius masterpiece
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Post time 2011-5-28 19:44:28 |Display all floors
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