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Islamic Art, Architecture and Literature

Iraq. Kerbela. Second holy city of the Shiite Muslims.
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Through the carefully examination of the Emerging America Primary Source Set entitled “Islamic Architecture, Art, and Literature’, students become exposed to the physical manifestations of Islam through inquiry and discussion. Students will learn about Ninian Smart’s Seven Dimension of Religion and grow comfortable using the confines of the Smart’s different elements to make sense of complex religious images and readings. Students will recognize that the dimensions overlap and that the “Material Dimension” plays a profound role in the Islamic faith and the Muslim people express their faith through tangible items and images.