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An Islamic Art Exhibition: Love for the Prophet

London,Yunus Emre Enstitüsü London14 Apr - 5 May
  An Islamic art exhibition celebrating the Prophet Muhammad’s 1446th birthday with works by prominent Turkish calligraphers. Hilye-i Şerîf is an Islamic art form consists texts that describe the Prophet Muhammad physical as well as moral beauty in the best manner possible into superb works of art as calligraphy and illumination. The art collection features hadiths, verses from the Quran and quotes written in various calligraphy styles such as kufic, muhaqqaq, thuluth, diwani, rayhani, naskh and ta’liq. The event is…
Arts & Culture Lecture Series: A. Tunc Sen

Arts & Culture Lecture Series: A. Tunc Sen

London,Yunus Emre Enstitüsü London4 May
Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London presents a lecture in the Arts & Culture Series by Dr. A. Tunç Şen (Leiden University): “Why did Piri Reis call Christopher Columbus a ‘munajjim’? Exploring the Cultural History of Astrology in the Early Modern Ottoman World” In his Book of Navigation (Kitāb-ı Baḥriye) the famous sixteenth-century Ottoman cartographer and naval captain Piri Reis introduces Christopher Columbus as a Genoese “munajjim”, who possessed a legendary book that descended from the time of Alexander and comprised of…
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