22 08 2012

REBLOGGED:

I’ve reblogged the post above from Nadia over at AlzBlog.  She gives us a beautiful collection and insight into Islamic architecture, design and calligraphy. I love the flowing and intricate forms of calligraphy and the geometric patterns found in so many decorative arts. These are examples from all over the world and I’ll probably never get to see them in person. Thanks Nadia for sharing a wonderful collection with us – they are very beautiful.  And have a blessed holiday!

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Today is Eid Alfitr (19.08) , a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. “Eid” is an Arabic word meaning “holiday, festival or festivity”, while “Fitr” means “breaking the fast” (Arabic: عيد الفطر). On this day, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or mosques to perform the Eid prayer. Later, they visit various family and friends, give gifts and gathering involve cooking and eating.
Women are commonly given special gifts by their loved ones and children are normally given new clothes. They also receive a “Eid-ey-yah from their adult relatives, a small sum of money that the children receive and is used to spend on all their activities throughout the Eid.
On this holiday, Muslims need to give as much charity as is possible. Before the day of Eid, Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor, to ensure that the needy can have a holiday meal and participate in the…

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22 08 2012
Gilly Gee

Thanks so much for sharing this Louise, I love Islamic art!

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