Islamic Art : The And The Wandering Scholars ' Night And Horses ' And ' The Desert '

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The text assigned for week 14 from Schroeder’s Muhammad’s People “The Sophisticated” and Irwin’s The Wandering Scholars “Night and Horses and The Desert”, as well as the Maqamat al-hariri “The Thirty-Third Assembly, Called ‘Of Tiflis’ ”, are taken from Arabic literature on the tenth through twelfth centuries, but they are most definitely not “Islamic”. With regard to religion and literature, it is as though there is conflict for the sole purpose of adding flare, salacity, and hilarity to the pieces. If these pieces of literature were one hundred percent guided by religion, then there would be negative repercussions for the writers, as well as the readers, because a lot of material in the literature is haram. There must be some literary styles adopted from other cultures, just as Islamic art appeared to have foreign styles. As far as religion goes, if these literary pieces were not fiction, most of these characters would probably end up in hell. The Qur’an has strict rules and regulations that could result in the expulsion to hell in the after life if they are not followed properly. Based on this alone, it is clear these literary pieces are not fully Islamic. If someone removed the title of each piece of text, it would not be hard to classify it once more as Islamic text, but for the reasons that are completely obvious. The objectification of women is specific in Islamic writing, as well as the names being used and the discussions of God pertaining to Islam in some sense.…

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