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Mihrab of Lele sakeena masjid

Assalamu alaikum dear readers,  peace be with you,

Alhamdulillah the sights and history of this land have left me stunned. It has been a life changing ‘rihla’ (=spiritual journey) indeed. 267 more words

Travel

Formulaic insiptions: the gravestone of Fudayl ibn Musa, Nishapur, 10th century

Iranian gravestones are something special. Displaying wonderfully carved inscriptions and decoration, they can be read on various levels: decorative, textual and symbolic. In the case of… 525 more words

Reading Inscription

May God give light to him: a tombstone from 10th century Iran

I love tombstones… that’s something creepy and well known: I realised that the majority of inscriptions I publish here are from tombstones, but that’s it. Tombstones are not only beautiful, but also a fertile source of information. 706 more words

Reading Inscription

Double two-dimensional mihrab from Art Institute Chicago

I was thinking about writing something for the opening of the galleries of Islamic art at the Art Institute Chicago. While browsing the collection owned by the museum, I found a peculiar tile, decorated with a double-arched two-dimensional  552 more words

Reading Inscription

Reinterpreting an Iranian slab from XII century

After my previous blog, in which I gave my reading and some thoughts about an Iranian tombstone dated 1101 and kept in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I want to go on down this path and consider another tombstone, kept in the same museum (accession number  1.144 more words

Reading Inscription

Ethics of Mosques

  • A mosque is Allah’s Home on this Earth. He Almighty is the sole owner of that building and its surrounding land. No human may make any trade deals concerning a mosque.
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