Poetry was a major part of Arabic literature. Poets during the Pre-Islamic period were considered very important because they were the propagandists, journalists, preachers, entertainers and political representatives of their tribes. During the transition between the Pre-Islamic and the Early Islamic periods, poetry lost its popularity due to the emergence of Islam. Poetry of the two periods differed in content, but was still similar in structure. Before Islam, poets composed erotic content and either praised the leader of their tribe or ridiculed their enemies.
In fact, countless phrases of each book have become part of the everyday speech of people. Great Persian poets including Sa’di, Rumi and Hafiz who knew the Quran by heart appealed to its subtle articulations to furnish and ornament their poetry. Equally in the west, the Bible has been a true muse for most of the literati, most notably, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton and Pope, as the last of the Classics. Sir Walter Scott has
The prophet Muhammad shaped Bedouin culture by unifying them, religiously, politically and intellectually, which made expansion possible through the feuding divisions of Islam and fragmenting powerful empires, the growth of Islam created more intellectual and cultural achievements that shaped the Muslim world. The Prophet Muhammad unified the Bedouin culture by 630 CE religiously, through trade and intellectually. The Bedouin culture was very separate and tribal during the Pre-Islamic period. Each tribe had its own animistic religion, mainly polytheistic and there would be a lot of violence over beliefs. By converting to the Islamic faith, it unified the bedouin culture and centralized
Introduction Poetry is one of the most famous turath of the Arabic culture and is one of the reasons that preserved the Arabic language and especially pre-Islamic poetry. Pre-Islamic poem has many characteristics that make it unique; it is considered an instrument of concision, clarity and eloquence. In addition to its artistic value, it is also a reliable reference to the political and cultural life of our time. When we say pre-Islamic poetry, the first thing comes to mind are the famous poets of that time. Life and poetry The wandering king, pre-Islamic poet, the son of the last kindite kings and sometimes considered to be the father of Arabic poetry; his name is Imru’ al-Qays.
In the city of Mecca, artists and journalists would hang their works on a sure divider in the city with the goal that others could read about the temperances of their particular tribes. Their goes from city to city and tribe to tribe were the methods by which news, legends, and adventures would get to be known. The convention proceeded as the Qur'an was initially retained and transmitted by listening in on others' conversations and after that recorded for taking after eras. This mainstream articulation of the Arab Muslim people groups turned into a permanent piece of Islamic society. Indeed, even today Muslims cite the Qur'an as a method for communicating their perspectives and allude to specific sayings and prominent stories to make a
Islamic art includes the visual arts, which was created in the 7th century to this point ahead; by people who lived in lands that were occupied by or ruled by traditionally Islamic populations. Therefore, it is very hard to describe visual arts because it covers countless fields and assorted inhabitants from above 1400 years ago. Islamic art is not exactly an art of a specific religion or time or a place. Islamic architecture is a huge field, which is subjected to a different article, departing fields, as varied as calligraphy, painting, glass, ceramics, and textile. Islamic fine art is not all limited to religious fine art; however, it includes all the art of wealthy and diverse sophistications of Islamic areas.
The Arabic-Islamic Civilization came to 'rise ' 200 years following the death of prophet Muhammad (Video). As the borders between continents opened, caravans carrying goods, ideas, Pilgrims and people gathered to trade and exchange knowledge (Video). Within the city of Baghdad, was a building called the "House of Wisdom", a place where various peoples from different cultures and religious backgrounds such as Jewish, Christian, and Muslim gathered from all over the empire to communicate ideas (Video). The Islamic world has significantly contributed and influenced Western Europe civilization through the sharing of remarkable information amongst scholars. For example, Hindus and Islamic scientists can be credited for the mathematical concept of Roman numerals, the scientific process, algebra, trigonometry, and astronomy, all of which are widely used across nations today (Video).
The author’s first experienced learning about Islam began in 1922, when he received a letter from his uncle to ask him to stay with him in Jurusalem. Staying with his uncle in the Old City of Jurusalem gave him a new perspectives about Islam. Several times a day he heard a beautiful calls for prayer by Muazzin and when it is not raining the author’s saw many people gathered and prayed together in the open area. He discovered that, the Muslim people are united through prayer as he spent several years in the Middle East as a reporter for Frankfurter Zeitung newspaper. He finally converted to Islam at the age of 26 when he realized the beauty of Islamic teaching that emphasized the oneness of God and covers all aspects of life.
Describe how the Quran was written and compiled into one book and discuss Quran as manual of Guidance and as the book of Allah (SWT) through logical, scientific and linguistics proofs with at least one example for each. INTRODUCTION The revelations Before Quran was compiled and made into one single book, a number of books were revealed on different Prophets to provide guidance to mankind. It is very much possible that a few hundred books may have been sent which were lost over time. However the four major books that till date are known in history include Tawrat, Zabur, Injeel and Quran. Tawrat Tawrat was revealed at the time of Hazrat Musa (AS) for the guidance of his people.
In about 1600 BC, the Chinese culture came up with another form of pictographic writing system, which happened to be the last system which uses pictographic calligraphy in the early cultures and civilizations. Later on, the styles of Arabic Calligraphy were further transformed, and instead of them being just a way of communication –writing verses of the Quran- they were turned into an art, this art is much more appealing to the eye of the reader. Other than that, the new styles gave Arabic an extravagant and sophisticated look that is much more engaging. This form of art also consisted of many branches. These branches include the way the letters were written, whether they were angular or circular and whether it included integrated decorations or not.