The Qur’an and Islamic Art (Curriculum)

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

• explain how the Qur’anic prohibition of idolatry affects Islamic art.
• define basic terms - Qur’an, tawhid, shirk, idolatry, Arabic, calligraphy,
calligram
• use the calligram form to express an idea or image for themselves
• analyze how the Qur’an and Muslim culture have had impact upon the forms, techniques, and purposes of artistic work; explain the historical, cultural, and social context of representative works of Muslim calligraphy, e.g. a sultan’s seal, a contemporary calligram, a verse of the Qur’an, the name of Allah.

(Meets PA Standards for the Arts and Humanities 9.2 A, C, E)

See attached pdf file for full curriculum.

Contributed Material: 
Target Grade Level: 
Senior High (10-12)
Author: 
Fran Leap, Associate Professor of Humanities
Author Institution: 
Seton Hill University
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