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“Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response: What do you think is the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim
faith? Next, think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and
explain which type of artistic tradition you believe would be more
conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7),
or Muslim art (Chapter 9). Justify your response. Explore Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage Chapter 9 (pp. 288-295, 306-308), Dome of the Rock, Hajj, calligraphy, art (pp. 274-7), Christian mosaics in Ravenna; review the Week 5 Music FolderNational Geographic on the Hajj at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQWalking tour of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and structures around it at http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/al-haram/tour.htm. (Focus on what you wish; the entire tour is lengthy)Week 5 Discussion Template: Please copy, fill in with your own research and words: Template for Week Discussion Please fill in each section with your summary of your research using your own words. Please
copy and paste template: Fill in template, copy and paste to
Blackboard (please no attachments are allowed in discussion area, those
using tablets or phones cannot open attachments, therefore unable to
read or comment on your post.) Minimum of 125 Words 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? This
part should be pretty easy as there is lots of information on the Hajj,
check out any of these websites for more information (but remember to
write everything in your own words): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sacredjourneys/content/the-hajj/ http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/21/world/hajj-fast-facts/ http://www.religionfacts.com/hajj Discuss the relationship between Mohammad and the Dome of the Rock: Again this is a pretty easy concept to assess, just check out this site for further information: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/jerusalem-dome-of-the-rock Sacred Art in the Islamic World: This is probably the most challenging aspect of the discussion this week, try to assess 1. Why Islamic art is relatively free of visual imagery and assess 2. Why they use primarily calligraphy as a sacred art form and then compare it to Christian art, which is very visual. 3.. 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
(like many Christian churches do) or a more plain and quiet area (like
many mosques and some other Christian groups do) is more conducive to
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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