REL 134 Week 4 DQ 2
REL 134 Week 4 DQ 2
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REL 134 Week 4 DQ2 What was the in uence of Islam on the arts and sciences How does the past in uence compare with today39s in uence Islam has had a great effect on architecture during its lifespan Molloy 2010 Some of the architectural designs that have been introduced through Islam are domes and towers that are designed to create great empty spaces for worshippers to pray in Molloy 2010 On the inside of the dome and tower topped structures there is more artistic design included in the walls dome and carpet Minaret towers are outside designed to call people in for prayer are a common sight in most countries where Islam has a strong presence The negative space found within Islamic architecture is intended to give the viewer a sense of harmony and balance The negative space found within Islamic architecture is now used in art schools and classes as a way of teaching beginning art students its purpose and functions of creating focus in works of art Molloy 2010 The negative space in Islamic architecture is also a way of symbolically recognizing god as always present but not being visible to the followers and worshippers Molloy 2010 There have also been signi cant advances in math and science that were contributed by the Islamic religion and are play an active part in the elds of study in present day AIKhwarizmi Alghorismus was the rst developer of algebraic equations and his name is where the word algorism is rooted Aftab nd Algorismus also contributed through writings that were compilations of astronomical gures called Sindhind These mathmatcial tables introduced complex fractions and square roots found ways to measure the earth39s atmosphere and discovered the usefulness of magnifying lenses The trigonometric ideas of sine and cosine functions are the contributions of Islamic Alkirmani who was from Toledo Aftab nd Islamic in uence is also credited with much of the early knowledge of the physical sciences Aftab nd Islamic in uence led to the idea of using a pendulum to keep track of time exploring alchemy with various elements and words such as alkali alcohol and elixir all came from Islamic in uences Aftab nd After the Islamic in uences founded the beginnings of the scienti c and mathematical principles European in uences expanded upon them to lead to what math and science are in today39s world Aftab nd The shortcuts used in math and the medical eld today stiII in uence basic understanding of the immune system References Aftab M nd The Islamic Herad Retrieved from httpwwwaisorgbsbHeraIdPrevious95sciencehtml Molloy M 2010 Experiencing the world39s religions Tradition challenge and change 5th ed New York NY McGrawHill
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