1. Rawza Mazar sharif,

    Rawza Mazar sharif,

  2. thinkermag:

Afghan boys watch adult men struggle to reach the holy mace to kiss it in front of the Sakhi shrine in Kabul on Friday during the Nowruz festival of 2014.
Robert Schmidt/AFP-Getty Images

    thinkermag:

    Afghan boys watch adult men struggle to reach the holy mace to kiss it in front of the Sakhi shrine in Kabul on Friday during the Nowruz festival of 2014.

    Robert Schmidt/AFP-Getty Images

  3. canonizedandotherwise:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
(Revelation 1:8)

    canonizedandotherwise:

    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

    (Revelation 1:8)

  4. brassmanticore:

Title page of the Acts of the Apostles, in Arabic, 
Damascus, 1342.

Islamic decorative patterns were also used by Christians who lived under Muslim rule. This Arabic translation of the New Testament was copied by a Christian scribe in Damascus for a Christian patron. It is written in beautiful Thuluth script, a large and elegant cursive popular during the Mamluk period (1250–1517). The right-hand page shows the end of the Letter of Jude, followed by a colophon which states that the manuscript was commissioned by the merchant Sir George Aumada and was copied by Thuma ibn al-Safi ibn Yuhanna in 1342.

http://bodleian.thejewishmuseum.org/?p=31

    brassmanticore:

    Title page of the Acts of the Apostles, in Arabic,

    Damascus, 1342.

    Islamic decorative patterns were also used by Christians who lived under Muslim rule. This Arabic translation of the New Testament was copied by a Christian scribe in Damascus for a Christian patron. It is written in beautiful Thuluth script, a large and elegant cursive popular during the Mamluk period (1250–1517). The right-hand page shows the end of the Letter of Jude, followed by a colophon which states that the manuscript was commissioned by the merchant Sir George Aumada and was copied by Thuma ibn al-Safi ibn Yuhanna in 1342.

    http://bodleian.thejewishmuseum.org/?p=31

  5. majdimam:

A Hilye of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ by Belaid Hamidi.

    majdimam:

    A Hilye of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ by Belaid Hamidi.

  6. allnighterz:

Carpet Weaver, Isfahan
From Peter Carapetian’s collection “IRAN: Soul Of An Ancient Land”

    allnighterz:

    Carpet Weaver, Isfahan

    From Peter Carapetian’s collection “IRAN: Soul Of An Ancient Land”

  7. the blind qari
  8. albanmorad:

Afghan à la rose.
(Photographie de Roland et Sabrina Michaud.)

    albanmorad:

    Afghan à la rose.

    (Photographie de Roland et Sabrina Michaud.)