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Islamic Art

Islamic Art

Author: Aleisha Olson
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Recognize key features of Islamic art
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Image of Dome of the Rock, Photo by Brian Jeffery Beggerly, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dome_of_the_Rock_2007.jpg; Image of Interior of Dome of the Rock, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MosqueOfOmar1914.jpg

Terms to Know
Allah

In Islam, God, the Supreme Being.

Aniconic

Not allowing images, or idols.

Arabesque

A spiraling or serpentine line or motif.

Islam

The religious faith of Muslims with the basic principle of absolute submission to Allah.

Mosque

A Muslim temple or place of worship.

Muhammad

In Islam, the prophet and messenger of Allah.