Study : Other Religious Symbols in Islamic Art and Architecture Part 2 : The Swastika

Stars in Symmetry

Surprised? In this edition of the series I am going to discuss this particularly controversial symbol. I am going to write briefly about the origins and the misuse of this sacred religious symbol, and the usage in the world of Islamic art and architecture.

The Swastika is one of the symbols derived from foreign culture that intermingled with the Islamic Empire. How did this peculiar symbol got into the Islamic art?

History, Origins and Controversy

The swastika is a religious symbol from Eurasian cultures. The name swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word Svastika (स्वस्तिक) meaning “conductive to well-being’ It was used in the Indian subcontinent since 500BCE. However the usage can be seen in many different cultures and traditions, from North Europe, Greco-Roman, Central Asia, to the Far East.

It was seen as an auspicious symbol up until the 1930s, where the Nazis used a version of the icon…

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#BookTour “Life for Life” by JK Franko

Nesie's Place

on Tour August 1 – September 30, 2020

Synopsis:

Life for Life by JK Franko

What would YOU do if someone threatened your family?

Roy Cruise and his pregnant wife Susie barely survived an assassination attempt in their own home. The police now have them under surveillance. Meanwhile, Kristy Wise is a loose cannon—she knows too much and is trying to “set things right.”

What goes around comes around. And in this case, Roy and Susie may have pushed things too far. There are too many dead bodies. Too many foes plotting against them.

Roy and Susie must outwit the police and neutralize their enemies once and for all. If not, their days of retribution may end behind bars… or six feet under.

Life for Life is Book Three of the Talion crime thriller series which begins with the Eye for Eye Trilogy.

Eye for Eye

Tooth for Tooth

Life for Life

If you like smart…

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