The International Day of Islamic Art was announced in 2019 at the UNESCO meeting. It is celebrated every year on 18 November.
It aims to help people learn about the art of Islam, both from the past and present, and to understand how Islamic art has influenced civilization. The International Day of Islamic Art is celebrated globally to honor Islamic art and to show how it has influenced other types of art. It also supports diversity, freedom of expression, and the preservation of cultural heritage, and encourages people from different cultures to talk and learn from each other.
Celebrating the Day helps people get along and understand different cultures. Art can bring people together and create harmony among different groups of people. Many important places around the world, recognized by UNESCO, have connections to Islamic art, which includes many different styles of art, design and buildings. These places are in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
In the Muslim world, art like painting and building designs show how people see their religion, what’s important to them, and their environment. This culture values beauty as a sign of godliness. Geometric shapes and patterns show us the secrets of the universe, and when patterns repeat it means they go on forever. Art that is used in everyday things to make them look nice.
compiled by Abdyresul NURBERDIYEV,
student of the institute of International Relations
of the MFA of Turkmenistan.