The Cultural Atlas of Islam. Gives an overview of Arabia as the crucible of Islam; its language and history, religion and culture, and the essence of Islamic civilization. Also discussed are The Qur'an, The Sunnah, institutions, the arts, the sciences, the law, and the spreading of Islam. Final chapters include theology and mysticism, Hellenistic philosophy, the Natural Order, the art of letters & calligraphy, ornamentation in the Islamic arts, the spatial arts, and the art of sound. Dr. Ismail al-Faruqi (1339-1406/1921-1986) is widely recognized as an authority on Islam and comparative religion. He was a Professor of Religion at Temple University, where he founded and chaired the Islamic Studies program. Having studied or taught in the Middle East and Africa, as well as in Canada and the United States, Professor al-Faruqi possessed the wide background of training and experience required for a thorough mastery of his field. His writings include numerous articles and books in both Arabic and English. Lois Lamya’ al Faruqi (Lois Ibsen) (d.1986), wife of Isma’il R. al Faruqi, was an expert in Islamic art and music. She taught at the universities of Butler, Pennsylvania, Villanova and Temple University (USA).
Paperback : ISBN: 978-9926-471-79-8 eBook : ISBN: 978-1-64205-911-3 Size/pages/year: () / 568 p. / 2023