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MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD
Thinking Aloud
Islamic Art
"To see through this fragmentary world to the full power of the Original Being has always been a function of the imagination, of art, and of religion. The Qur'an would urge Muslims to make the imaginative and intellectual effort to look at the world around them in a symbolic way" (Karen Armstrong, Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet). With the help of Museum Director, historian, novelist, and artist Sabiha al Kemir, we'll take a plunge into our own intellectual imaginations as we discuss the features and symbolism of Islamic art. —Original airdate: 11/19/2008

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