Islamic Art: Understanding Visual Wealth behind Religion
The consistent way of adding in faith into their work was a distinct characteristic of Islamic art. Among the primary themes that are found in such artistic works include the presentation of Mohammad, the distinct identification of Allah’s power and the way the Moslems prayed and praised their God Allah. These particular presentations about common themes in the Islamic belief create a well-drawn definition on how they ought to follow the distinct rules of Islam in their lives. What is specifically evident in most Islamic art forms is the absence of personas unlike other religious works.
Relatively, the Moslem artists fear that what they present, except for Allah and Mohammed, might depict human idolatry, something very detestable to the said religion. Hence, in place of personas and other specific religious forms, these artistic works use calligraphy and geometric figures patterned within intricate designs. These elements set the said works apart from the others. Although historians claim that the Islamic art came from Roman and Byzantine era, the specific use of shapes and symbols as means of representing the religion’s primary beliefs in relation to how they want to send particular message to the world and the society surrounding them.
According to Hillenbrand, tshrough the years, the Islamic art survives as a piece of representation that defines an exceptional group of religious individuals who uphold their faith in every aspect of their lives. The very selective ways of presenting their history and their ways of living makes the Islamic art more than just visual aesthetics; it provides a distinct background on what Islam is about, how its people live their lives and how well they are determined to keep everything in their life grounded upon their faith to Allah and the provisionary rules he intends to make them understand and live with.