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Islam: Empire of Faith

To accompany its television program, PBS presents this Website. Islam: Empire of Faith aims to take a broad view of the many facets of ancient Islamic art and culture. The main sections of this site are Faith, Art, Innovation, and Profiles. In Innovation, users can read entries on the contributions made by Islam in the fields of Algebra & Trigonometry, Engineering, Astronomy, Medicine, and Paper &...
The Collections - Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

Regarded by experts as one of a handful of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world, the al-Sabah holdings in Kuwait feature 20,000 objects from geographically and chronologically diverse locations. Nine categories - Metals, Ceramics, Glass, Ivory & Wood, Jewelry & Hardstone, Numismatics, Rugs & Textiles, Manuscripts & Calligraphy, and Stone & Stucco - can be accessed from...
The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam Through Calligraphy

Designed as a collaboration between members of local Muslim communities in the lower mainland of British Columbia and staff members of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, this site was "conceived through the spirit of calligraphy, to frame the aesthetics, spirituality and principals of education relating to the world of Islam." Visitors will want to start by viewing...
Treasures from Islamic Manuscript Painting at the Morgan

From the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City comes this online exhibit of a wide variety of paintings found in Islamic texts. As the team behind this exhibit explains, "Since Islam refers to both the religious faith and civilization of Muslims, this online exhibition includes both religious and secular texts." This online exhibit features six sections, each of which highlights a different...