By N. Farukh
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Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th Century onwards by people (not necessarily Muslims) who lived within the territory that was inhabited by culturally, painting, and ceramics, among others. Typically, though not entirely, Islamic art has focused on the depiction of patterns and Arabic calligraphy rather than on figures because it is feared by many Muslims that the depiction of the human forms is idolatry and a sin against Allah, forbidden in the Quran
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