Islam

Booksreview

Magnificence of mosques and their contents revealed in book created by 'dream team' of Saudi and Egyptian museums

Exploration of the Islamic building through its decorations and objects fills a gap in the field

Indianews

Indian museum hopes to reconcile bitter saga of sectarian conflict near disputed holy site

A planned mosque and cultural centre will celebrate the syncretic culture of Hinduism and Islam in the northern city of Ayodhya

Booksreview

The image debate: new book looks at age-old question of figural representation in Islam

This collection of essays examines the Islamic treatment of figuration around the world, from pre-modern decoration to contemporary snowmen

Iranarchive

"Unedited History: Iran 1960-2014" at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville will emphasise the survival of modernity in Iranian history

The exhibition will contain works by 24 artists, from three pivotal historical moments: 1960-70, the revolutionary era, and the post-war period

Delhiarchive

“Oldest Muslim palace” bulldozed by developer

Lal Muhal in Delhi was demolished on 30 October

Libyaarchive

Libyan shrines under attack as militant Islamists target Muslim mausoleums

Protesters demand protection for cultural heritage as clashes turn violent

Books: The ecumenicity of iconophobia

Christian, Jewish and Muslim anxieties about images

Islamarchive

Controversial sculpture divides Tatarstan

Muslim clerics say work by Buddhist artist Dashi Namdakov is offensive

British Museum turns to Mecca and its holy pilgrimage

Exhibition aims to unravel the mysteries of the Hajj to non-Muslims

Booksarchive

Books: Material culture and medieval "Hindu-Muslim" encounter

Objects of translation and the cultural interactions of Muslims and Hindus in the late 12th and early 13th centuries

Portraits of leading Muslims (and President Obama) by Sacha Jafri for Prince Charles

Jafri hopes to raise up to $5 million for one of the Prince of Wales’s charities

Jerusalemarchive

Controversy over Israeli Tolerance Museum site

Court rules in favour of building despite claims that Muslim graves will be desecrated

Islamarchive

Muslim woman questioned for wearing veil in Venetian Museum

Incident sparks national debate about security; government and city take opposing stance

March 2008archive

Why the US military's proposal to dispose of Saddam Hussein’s Victory Monument is misguided

They represent good and bad aspects of Iraq’s modern history and cannot simply be obliterated

Copenhagenarchive

Danish museum to buy Muhammad cartoons which sparked global riots

The Royal Library is in talks to purchase the works; another Danish museum wants to put them on display

Iranarchive

Former Iranian ambassador gives $2.8m to assist Texas's Museum of Fine Arts in pursuit of Islamic art

The director says that the collection will be the first of its kind in the region, catering to an emergent Muslim community

Malaysiaarchive

Artists in Malaysia facing censorship, ethnic separation and Islamicisation

But it is a lively scene that looks to the international art world

Israelarchive

Israel appoints Arab Muslim culture minister

Ghaleb Majadle has been a member of Israel’s Knesset since 2004.

Islamarchive

The British Council opened its first art exhibition in Saudi Arabia last month

Foreign Secretary uses occasion to praise Muslim contribution to UK

Iranarchive

Iran takes first step in reconstruction of Samarra mosque, a casualty of sectarian reprisals in Iraq

The shrine's restoration, which will be paid for by private sector investment, has been the subject of a deal brokered between ICHTO and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture

Kosovoarchive

Unesco reconstruction plan for Kosovo

Lack of trust between Serbs and Muslims continues to hinder restoration efforts

Jerusalemarchive

Muslim graves discovered on the site of Jewish Museum of Tolerance

Construction has been halted on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s contentious new project

Iraqarchive

Invasive US security measures place Samarra’s heritage at risk

A giant embankment built around the city has reduced attacks on US troops, but may have compromised important sites

Art in the age of global terrorism: censorship at the Venice Biennale

The story of Gregor Schneider’s installation for St Mark’s Square

Taj Mahalarchive

Muslims lay claim to Taj Mahal

A Muslim trust in Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, has claimed ownership of the monument

US snipers co-opt Samarra mosque’s spiral minaret

The US military says “military necessity” takes precedence over the safeguarding of this Islamic landmark

Jerusalemarchive

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem re-opens to non-Muslims

The most revered and disputed holy site in Israel has re-opened to non-Muslims after three years.

Bosniaarchive

Former US president Bill Clinton opens memorial to massacred Muslims in Bosnia

The monument is dedicated to the thousands killed in Srebrenica when the city fell to Bosnian Serbs in July 1995

Worcester Art Museum sued for Anti-Muslim discrimination

“The museum is committed to fostering a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer,” it said.

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