Symbols of Islam by Malek Chebel
(Beliefs Symbols)

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Over 13 centuries, Islam has become a powerful religion whose symbols, whether linked to its doctrine (prayer, the profession of faith, alms giving), or its architecture (the Kaaba, the mosque, the mihrab), reveal a wealth of meaning for those wishing to explore their history and cultural significance. This book provides a visual synthesis of the Islamic world. Its clear text and beautiful full-page color photographs offer a new and fresh approach to the fastest growing religion in the world.
 

About Malek Chebel

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Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese emigrant to America, wrote in Arabic and was influenced by the culture, philosophy, and spiritualism of the Maronite Christian faith. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Lassaâd Metoui is Tunisian by birth and a renowned Arabic illustrator. Malek Chebel is an internationally recognized scholar of Islam and the author of Symbols of Islam. Photographer Laziz Hamani has contributed to a number of books for Assouline, including all the titles in "The Symbols of Religion" series and Le Tresor de Saint-Denis. His work has appeared in many magazines, as well as in a series of solo exhibitions in France and Italy.
 
Published November 1, 1997 by Editions Assouline. 127 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction