By: Alex Bellos
To paraphrase Monty Python, what has Islam ever done for us? You know, apart from the algebra, the trigonometry, the optics, the astronomy and the many other scientific advances and inventions of the Islamic Golden Age.
Well, if you like art and interiors, there’s always the stunning patterns that grace mosques, madrasas and palaces around the world.
Islamic craftsmen and artists – who were prohibited from making representations of people in holy sites – developed an instantly recognizable aesthetic based on repeated geometrical shapes.
The mathematical elegance of these designs is that no matter how elaborate they are, they are always based on grids constructed using only a ruler and a pair of compasses.
Islamic design is based on Greek geometry, which teaches us that starting with very basic assumptions, we can build up a remarkable number of proofs about shapes. Islamic patterns provide a visual confirmation of the complexity that can be achieved with such simple tools.
Dust off your old geometry set, and let’s see how.
Very fascinating topic that everybody in the world should watch, especially if you are a #Music lover and listen to anyone of these celebrity musicians such as the Beetles,Rihanna, Led Zeppelin, Marilyn Manson, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Jay-Z, #Beyonce, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, 50 Cent, or anyone else not mentioned but that sings the same tune.
R2I Media has gone behind the scenes and looked closer at the realities behind working in the music industry.
While aspirations of becoming a musician are high on the agenda of many young Muslims, the reality of what the industry is actually like is something completely different to what is portrayed on our television screens. We talk to numerous artists who explain what it’s like to be a Muslim and a musician.
Full lecture: http://wp.me/p44bDA-3hg (Devils Trap)
That the mainstream music industry is promoting an overdose of evil, should already be known for the believers on this planet. After doing a research about the idols of nowadays I came across some references about Shaytaan doing his job as usual.