ISLAMS UNDERSTANDING OF ART AND THE PROHIBITION OF IMAGES IN LIGHT OF SACRED SCRIPTURE
ABOUT THE PAPER
In order to correctly perceive and interpret Islam’s view of art, first we have to arrive at a common decision regarding what art is. However, this subject is a long matter that goes beyond the scope of this article.
It is necessary to point out that art is not just making pictures and statues. Art is a work of discovering details,understanding and portraying profound feelings, and living and sharing through experiencing feelings.
Art is a universal language of emotion. Images and musical notes only comprise alphabets of this language.
In order to get to the roots of the matter, first it is necessary to by examining the attitudes and applications towards art of the monotheistic religions before Islam to the extent they are reflected in sacred books.