Book Review Sheikh Khurshid Hasan, Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: aspects of Figural Representation

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  • Muhammad Reza Kazimi

Abstract

We study figural representation In Muslim architecture, just as we study Music in Muslim societies. It has no religious sanction, yet it not only exists, it has formed a tradition in which Muslim culture is an active ingredient. Whether human and animal representation is permitted in Islam, or not, was discussed fully and oddly by Sir Thomas Arnold in Painting in Islam, It is not necessary to argue the point but to discuss whether religious prohibition has had an impact on pictorial art in Islamic Architecture. Sheikh Khurshid Hasan is a long standing authority on Islamic architecture and he frankly states: “Apart from secular buildings, figural representation is also done on non-secular buildings, such as tombs and graves. It is indeed a baffling phenomenon.” p. XVII

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2021-03-06

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Muhammad Reza Kazimi. (2021). Book Review Sheikh Khurshid Hasan, Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: aspects of Figural Representation. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 68(2). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/64

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