Faith and Unity: The ‘Ummah’ as the New Kinship Group

The Quran and prayer beads. In approximately 610 CE, a man named Muhammad ibn Abdallah went to a cave in the hills above Mecca to meditate, as he was accustomed to do. There, he had a powerful religious experience and began reciting verses of what would become known as the Quran, the holy book ofContinue reading “Faith and Unity: The ‘Ummah’ as the New Kinship Group”

Art Comparison: Qu’ran Manuscript and The Angel Gabriel

The following is the second paper I wrote for my Art History 100 class.  We were tasked with finding two art pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and then writing a paper that compares and contrasts them based on form and content.  Our choices were restricted to certain art periodsContinue reading “Art Comparison: Qu’ran Manuscript and The Angel Gabriel”