HUM111 WK 5 Strayer University Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage

Week 5 Discussion Attachment

“Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, and explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans (i.e., at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).


Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage


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Template for Week 5 Discussion: “Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage”
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Hello class and Dr. C, here is my main discussion post for Week 5

The purpose of the Hajj and two interesting aspects of this event and why interesting to you?

Discuss the relationship between Mohammad and the Dome of the Rock:

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Sacred Art in the Islamic World:

  • This part is your research combined with your personal opinion:
    • Why Islamic art is relatively free of visual imagery and assess and use calligraphy?
    • Why don’t mosques have a lot of paintings and sculptures in them like many Christian churches do?

The Relationship Between Art and Worship: In your own words:

  • Finally, think about whether or not having lots of visual imagery and music or a more plain and quiet area is better for worship. There is really no wrong answer here, just think about it and give me your insights as to why one or the other method you think is preferable.

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