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Aesthetics Panel 1

Aesthetics Panel 1

The Muslim house of prayer is often a beautiful place. It can be striking for its simplicity or for its ornate designs. In some Muslim traditions, the mosque should be plain to help worshipers concentrate on prayer. In others, the mosque should be colorful and filled with decorative motifs that inspire worshipers to praise God. [...]

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Aesthetics Panel 2

Aesthetics Panel 2

SEEING THE SACRED WORD Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of mosque decoration in Detroit is calligraphy. Beautiful writing fills the mosques, and most of it represents passages from the Qur’an or the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Calligraphy is visible on almost every surface, and on every material, of the mosque. It appears on fabric, [...]

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