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  1. Islamic Tiles

  2. Muhammad • Born in 570 in Saudi Arabia • Wrote the Qur’an and began to preach in 610 • Islam is Arabic for “submission” • The Qur’an teaches against idolatry and realistic images are not often seen in Islamic art

  3. 5 Pillars of Islam • Profession of faith • Prayer (5 times a day) • Almsgiving (tax to the poor) • Fasting (during Ramadan) • Pilgrimage (to Mecca)

  4. 3 types of Islamic patterns • Calligraphy • Geometric designs • Plantlike designs

  5. Calligraphy • The art of beautiful writing • Found in the Qur’an, books, on buildings, etc.

  6. Geometric Designs • Express the logic and order of the universe

  7. Plantlike Patterns • Show appreciation for Allah’s (Arabic for God) creation

  8. Tiles • Decorate buildings • Patterns can go on forever