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Old 10-20-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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As we are not to make images of any living creature except plants, the Art of Islam is often related to Architecture or Calligraphy.

The Mosques around the world are quite beautiful in how they reflect both the love of Allaah(swt) and the people of the local.

One of my favorite Mosques is the one in Ross, North Dakota. Even though the area only has about 8 Muslims their Mosque reflects their love of Allaah(swt) and the humbleness of the people.





There is beauty in the simple interior


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Old 10-20-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Where is the flaw in this building?

I thought a true Muslim would never try to make anything perfect because they believe that only their god is perfect.

A friend showed a beautiful Persian rug he had bought and said the person who made it showed him the flaw he purposely put into it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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And at the other end there is the world's Largest Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan



Which holds 35,000 worshipers on the inside and 150,000 over flow on the outdoor court yard.





Except for size the Mosque in Ross and the one in Islamabad really are not much different from each other.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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Where is the flaw in this building?

I thought a true Muslim would never try to make anything perfect because they believe that only their god is perfect.

A friend showed a beautiful Persian rug he had bought and said the person who made it showed him the flaw he purposely put into it.
That is actually a Navajo Indian Belief. They tie the last knot in their rugs behind their back to avoid deliberately making anything perfect. We do not believe man can make anything perfect everything humans make is inherently imperfect.

Then again the Persians (Iranians) follow the Shi'a path and possibly that is one of their beliefs. I do not know that much about the Shi'a
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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The world's second oldest Mosque, still in Use Built in 622. It has been added onto over the centuries. The simplicity has been retained.


Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Saudi Arabia


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Old 10-20-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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I thought a true Muslim would never try to make anything perfect because they believe that only their god is perfect..
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said,
Allah loves, when one of you does a thing, that he should do it well.




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Old 10-21-2012, 12:47 AM
 
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What many consider to be the most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia


"Ubudiah Mosque" in Kuala Kangsar



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Old 10-21-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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While the interior of a Mosque is usually very plain, some are quite elaborate.







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Old 10-21-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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As we are not to make images of any living creature except plants,
Is there anything in the Koran that would say that you are supposed to destroy objects that portray animals or people?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Is there anything in the Koran that would say that you are supposed to destroy objects that portray animals or people?

My answer: I have not seen anything requiring us to destroy them unless it is our own property.

However, in the Qur'an it is clear we are not to Make, own or display such,
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