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Can Art Heal Our Souls? 

Can Art Heal Our Souls? 

Know, O brother … that the study of sensible geometry leads to skill in all the practical arts, while the study of intelligible geometry leads to skill in the intellectual arts because this science is one of the gates through which we move to knowledge 

The Two Streams of Islamic Art

The Two Streams of Islamic Art

Beauty is found in two things: in a verse, and in a tent of skin. – Emir ¢Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā’irī While the Islamic arts are many and diverse, they can be roughly categorized into two domains: adab and ambience—that is, the arts of language and those that create 

Love, Beauty, and Islamic Art

Love, Beauty, and Islamic Art

Love, Beauty, and Islamic Art In the Qur’an, the Islamic tradition in general, and our everyday experience, beauty (whether iĥsān or jamāl) is always connected to love, and love to beauty. “God is beautiful, and He loves beauty” the hadith says, and the Qur’an repeatedly says, “God loves 

Ramadhan Oh Where Did You Go?!

Ramadhan Oh Where Did You Go?!

Where did the days go by??! It’s a question we always ask in Ramadan. This short time we have were God opens the treasuries of the heavens multiplying every good deed we do by 70, they say the companaions of the prophet (May Allah be 

Artists and self-expression

Artists and self-expression

Art and self-expression are two things that truly need each other and come in hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. There is no art if you are not expressing yourself, as no true good art comes from a lack of self-expression, 

Islam and Art

Islam and Art

  Islamic art doesn’t just describe the art created specifically in the service of the Muslim faith, but it could also describe the architecture produced in the lands ruled by Muslims, produced for Muslims patrons or created by Muslim artists. Islam isn’t just a religion 

History of Bradford

History of Bradford

Bradford is a city full of rich history and wonderful art. It is also full of different cultures and ethnicities. The people are also very socially engaged here and love to connect with each other as a community. The city rose to prominence during the 

Review of Artz-i

Review of Artz-i

I ♥z-i Artz-i I ♥ Artz-i I was chatting to a friend about ideas for refreshing my lounge, I told her I wanted to do something tasteful and unique but I was struggling. I was in real need of inspiration. She told me about a store, Artz-i, that 

Something unexpected in Bradford

Something unexpected in Bradford

Today I had the pleasure of visiting Artz-I, a beautiful Islamic art gallery and gift store in the heart of Bradford. I’m in Yorkshire for the Christmas break, however I live and work in central London, where I rarely have time to explore and do