In Earlier June 2017, Morgan Freeman, a veteran Hollywood actor, visited the Islamic Centre in Washington D.C. to discuss with an Islamic researcher and a calligraphist. Freeman also spends some time in the mosque courtyard, reviewed the Quran and debated its significance and beauty in the light of Arabic Calligraphy. Freeman expressed in the documentary, ‘For Muslims, the Qur’an is the holy revelation of God’s word. The very existence of the words of the Qur’an is proof of god. Drawing these words have become a high form of art a way to invoke the presence of God and all who gaze at them. No matter which language they speak’. Continue reading “The Word of God and the Quran – Morgan Freeman”
The Forgotten Crown of Cairo: The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun
By Ahmad Amirali
Cairo (al-Muizziya al-Qahira) one of the oldest cities, founded by the Ismaili Fatimid general Jawhar al-Siqilli making it as the new capital of Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century. The worlds 3rd largest and oldest university and learning centre, The Al-Azhar Mosque University was also founded in Cairo by the Fatimid Caliph Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah. Blessed with the thousand beautiful mosques, Cairo is the home of the famous ‘Al-Hussein Mosque’ which was built over the remains of the martyred Shia Imam. However, the architecture piece in which I am going to talk about in this article is situated in the most remote and impoverished area of the Cairo city. Continue reading “The Forgotten Crown of Cairo: The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun”
Ibn Khaldun was a leading Muslim historiographer and historian. He is widely recognised as a pioneer of the modern disciplines of historiography, sociology and economics. He is best known for his book, the al-Muqaddima (The Introduction).