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Islamic Music & Art
Muslims music is heard on radios, TVs and is played at weddings, funerals, and public events. Also five times each day during prays... The first known author on music was Yunua AlKatic. The famous Tan Sen grand son-in-law, Shah Jaham, Lal Khan earned a great reputation as a vocal musician. Most of the outstanding Muslim theorists on music are Farabi, Ibn sina, toosi, Ishaq, Mausili, Isfahani, Razi and Shirasi who where all Persian nationalist but adopted the Arabic language. Arabs and Persians produce many theorists and practical musicians of medical times invented many musical instruments which were adopted and became popular throughout Europe, Asia and Africa... Musicians and poets worked together to create a form of art about love, nature and the glory of the empire. Singing was an essential part of the music culture. Vocal and instrumental art was created by the people of the Islam world. The genres of musical poetry are based on composed or traditional tune. They use allot of instruments such as drums, flutes, lutes, lyre, cithean, harp, psaltrey and dulcimar... There are 2 basic types of music such as musical prose because its rhythms are free rather then metered and musical poetry. Because its repeated rhythmic patterns. This has influenced later music forms in Europe and North Africa. Muslims have undoughtly dominated indo-Pakistani music for the last 1000 years.
Muslims didn’t use pictures of animals or humans. They created designs and decorations with shapes and patterns. Artist and craftsman’s printed there talent on plates, candlesticks, glass wear and clothing. They also decorated walls of mosques and palaces with intricate designs. Artist crafted stems, leaves, flowers and tendrils in patterns. They used rulers and compasses to design abstract designs from these geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, squares and hexagons. The highest form of decorate art was called calligraphy and they felt that it was worthy to record the words of god. Calligraphy was developed among them from early times to a very high degree. Arabic is read from right to left and the alphabet of 26 letters 3 are long vowels, short vowels are indicated by small symbols above the letter themselves. Calligraphers used reeds or bamboo dripped in ink to write on parchment or paper. They wrote lines of poetry on pottery, tiles and swords. Islamic art developed a unique character, utilizing a number of primary forms like geometric, arabesque, floral and calligraphic. Early Muslim artist who derived the intricate systems of interconnected geometric forms which constitute the bases of Islamic geometric art of course had no idea of such realities. Art has taken a great variety of forms in the different parts of the Muslim world that stretches from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Weavers wove wool, linen, silk and cotton into cloth.
Islams created many forms of art and music.