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In what ways is the use of calligraphy and geometric patterns in Islamic art connected to the Muslim worldview?

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From the earliest days of Islam, Muslims rejected images depicting humans and animals. In the Islamic worldview, only Allah could create a living thing. It would be blasphemous for an artist to attempt to depict a creation of Allah. Islamic texts do not explicitly forbid the depiction of humans and animals. However, Islam does strictly prohibit the creation and worship of idols. As a result, Muslim art developed as a rejection of the types of images often associated with idolatry. Consequently, Muslim artists turned to using geometric motifs and calligraphy in their visual arts.

Floral and geometric designs found their way into all aspects of Islamic art. It was used to decorate mosques and holy texts, but also for everyday items such as dishes...

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