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Eid Al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr
(Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr])[2] is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims
Muslims
worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). This religious Eid (Muslim religious festival) is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims
Muslims
are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal
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Somali Architecture
Somali architecture
Somali architecture
is the engineering and designing of multiple different construction types such as stone cities, castles, citadels, fortresses, mosques, temples, aqueducts, lighthouses, towers and tombs during the ancient, medieval and early modern periods in Somalia
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Abaya
The abaya "cloak" (colloquially and more commonly, Arabic: عباية‎ ʿabāyah , especially in Literary Arabic: عباءة ʿabāʾah ; plural عبايات ʿabāyāt , عباءات ʿabāʾāt ), sometimes also called an aba, is a simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress, worn by some women in parts of the Muslim world
Muslim world
including in North Africa
North Africa
and the Arabian Peninsula.[1] Traditional abayat are black and may be either a large square of fabric draped from the shoulders or head or a long caftan. The abaya covers the whole body except the head, feet, and hands
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Turkish Carpet
Anatolian rug
Anatolian rug
is a term of convenience, commonly used today to denote rugs and carpets woven in Anatolia
Anatolia
(or Asia minor) and its adjacent regions. Geographically, its area of production can be compared to the territories which were historically dominated by the Ottoman Empire. It denotes a knotted, pile-woven floor or wall covering which is produced for home use, local sale, and export. Together with the flat-woven kilim, Anatolian rugs represent an essential part of the regional culture, which is officially understood as the Culture of Turkey
Turkey
today,[1] and derives from the ethnic, religious and cultural pluralism of one of the most ancient centres of human civilisation. Rug weaving represents a traditional craft dating back to prehistoric times. Rugs were woven much earlier than even the oldest surviving rugs like the Pazyryk rug
Pazyryk rug
would suggest
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Persian Carpet
A Persian carpet
Persian carpet
or Persian rug (Persian: قالی ايرانى qālī-ye īranī),[1] also known as Iranian carpet (Persian: فرش ايرانى‎ farsh, meaning "to spread"), is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purpose, produced in Iran
Iran
(historically known as Persia), for home use, local sale, and export. Carpet
Carpet
weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and Iranian art. Within the group of Oriental rugs produced by the countries of the so-called "rug belt", the Persian carpet
Persian carpet
stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its manifold designs. Persian carpets and rugs of various types were woven in parallel by nomadic tribes, in village and town workshops, and by royal court manufactories alike
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Arab Carpet
An Arab carpet
Arab carpet
(Arabic:سجاد, Sijjad) is an oriental carpet made in the Arab world
Arab world
using traditional Arab carpet-making techniques.Part of a seri
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Arabic Language
Arabic
Arabic
(Arabic: العَرَبِيَّة‎) al-ʻarabiyyah [ʔalʕaraˈbijːah] ( listen) or (Arabic: عَرَبِيّ‎) ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː] ( listen) or [ʕaraˈbij]) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world.[4] It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
in the east to the Anti- Lebanon
Lebanon
mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic
Arabic
is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form (Modern Standard Arabic) [5]. The modern written language (Modern Standard Arabic) is derived from Classical Arabic
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Islamic Calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy
is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic Calligraphy, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy.[1][2] It is known in Arabic as khatt Islami (خط اسلامي), meaning Islamic line, design, or construction.[3] The development of Islamic calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy
is strongly tied to the Qur'an; chapters and excerpts from the Qur'an
Qur'an
are a common and almost universal text upon which Islamic calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy
is based
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Islamic Art
Islamic
Islamic
art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onward by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic
Islamic
populations.[1] It is thus a very difficult art to define because it covers many lands and various peoples over some 1,400 years; it is not art specifically of a religion, or of a time, or of a place, or of a single medium like painting.[2] The huge field of Islamic
Islamic
architecture is the subject of a separate article, leaving fields as varied as calligraphy, painting, glass, pottery, and textile arts such as carpets and embroidery. Islamic
Islamic
art is not at all restricted to religious art, but includes all the art of the rich and varied cultures of Islamic
Islamic
societies as well
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Sudano-Sahelian Architecture
Sudano-Sahelian
Sudano-Sahelian
architecture refers to a range of similar indigenous architectural styles common to the African peoples of the Sahel
Sahel
and Sudanian grassland (geographical) regions of West Africa, south of the Sahara, but north of the fertile forest regions of the coast. This style is characterized by the use of mudbricks and adobe plaster, with large wooden-log support beams that jut out from the wall face for large buildings such as mosques or palaces. These beams also act as scaffolding for reworking, which is done at regular intervals, and involves the local community
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Agal (accessory)
The agal (Arabic: عقال‎, ‘iqāl: "bond" or "rope"), also spelled iqal, egal or igal, is an accessory worn usually by Arab men. It is a black cord, worn doubled, used to keep a ghutrah in place on the wearer's head.[1] It is traditionally made of goat hair.[2] It is usually worn in the Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula
(Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar, Ahwaz), by the Hola, and in the Levant
Levant
(Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon).Contents1 Types 2 History 3 See also 4 Gallery 5 ReferencesTypes[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Boubou (clothing)
Agbada
Agbada
is one of the names for a flowing wide sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa, and to a lesser extent in North Africa, related to the dashiki suit[citation needed]. The name "Agbada" originates from Yoruba language, one of the major languages on the continent. The robe is also known as Agbada
Agbada
in Dagomba language. Agbada
Agbada
is known by various names, depending on the ethnic group wearing them: Agbada
Agbada
(Yoruba , Dagomba ), boubou (from the Wolof word mbubb), babban riga (Hausa), mbubb (Wolof), k'sa or gandora (Tuareg), darra'a Maghrebi Arabic, grand boubou (in various Francophone
Francophone
West African countries) and the English term of gown. The Senegalese boubou, a variation on the grand boubou described below, is also known as the Senegalese
Senegalese
kaftan
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Pakistani Architecture
Pakistani architecture
Pakistani architecture
refers to the various structures built during different time periods in what is now Pakistan. With the beginning of the Indus civilization
Indus civilization
around the middle of the 3rd millennium BC,[1] for the first time in the area which encompasses today's Pakistan
Pakistan
an advanced urban culture developed with large structural facilities, some of which survive to this day. This was followed by the Gandhara style of Buddhist architecture
Buddhist architecture
that borrowed elements from Ancient Greece
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Ottoman Architecture
Ottoman architecture
Ottoman architecture
is the architecture of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
which emerged in Bursa
Bursa
and Edirne
Edirne
in 14th and 15th centuries
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Mughal Architecture
The Taj Mahal, Agra, is the most recognised structure of Mughal architecture.Badshahi Masjid, Lahore, Pakistan
Pakistan
was the largest mosque in the world for 313 years, and presently is the second largest mosque in Southern Asia.Jama Masjid, Delhi, the largest masjid in India.Buland Darwaza, Agra
Agra
was built by Akbar the Great
Akbar the Great
to commemorate his victory.Red Fort, Delhi
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Moroccan Architecture
Moroccan architecture
Moroccan architecture
dates from 110 BCE with the massive pisé (mud brick) buildings. The architecture has been influenced by Islamization during the Idrisid dynasty, Moorish
Moorish
exiles from Spain, and also by France
France
who occupied Morocco
Morocco
in 1912. Morocco
Morocco
is in Northern-Africa bordering the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
and the Atlantic
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