The Ancient Muslim Art Research

The ancient Muslim art represented in the form of the poems and many ideas expressed later in The Koran have many in common. Mystic and Sufi poets who rote in Arabic express ideas of the human being one with the nature and the true and deep wisdom of man that is reflected even in the comedies. The interdependence of everything that exists is brilliantly expressed by Farid al-Din Attar: Having drunk entire seas, we remain quite surprised that our lips are just as dry as the shore, and we continue to seek out the sea to dip them there, without seeing that our lips are the shore and we ourselves the sea.

Mucharrif al-Din Sa’di teaches about the wisdom of appreciation of what you have, because there are many others that doesn’t have even this: Never had I bemoaned adversity; never had I felt troubled before the numerous cares that assailed me…until the day I found myself shoeless and without a penny to but a pair of babouches.  Dejected, I entered the mosque of Kkufa in order to unburden my heavy heart with prayer. And there I saw a man who had no feet. I therefore thanked God and a patiently bore my lack of slippers.

And the classical story of Reach and Poor teaches the wisdom through laughter.

The similar motives of the interdependence on union of everything in this world are expressed in The Koran sura 2, 136:

We believe in Allah
and that which is revealed unto us,
and that which was revealed unto Abraham,
and Ishamel, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes,
and that which Moscs and Jesus received,
and that which the prophets received from their Lord.
We make no distinction between any of them.

The sura expresses the presence of the Allah everywhere and that the Lord is one as well as sure 24:41:

Do you not see how Allah is praised
by those in heaven and earth?
The very birds praise him
As they wing their flight.

Meanwhile, some of the ancient Arabic poets express the presence of something or someone in the mind of person and in his life, like Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj:

Your image is in my eye
Your invocation is on my lips
Your abode is in my heart
Where then can You be absent?

It is easy to see, that those poetic and sacred texts have many resemblances in the stile of writing as well as in the content, proving the interdependence of those forms of arts. It is also remarkable, that it is very likely that the ancients Arabic art was influenced by the religion more then by any other factor.

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