Africa | Al-Rifa’i Mosque, Cairo, Built between 1869 and 1912. © Scott D. Haddow

Al-Rifa’i Mosque, Cairo, Egypt: Last resting place of several members of the Egyptian royal family, including King Farouk. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (the last Shah of Iran) is also interred here. He died while in exile in Egypt. by Scott D.

"After despair, many hopes flourish just as after darkness, thousands of suns open and start to shine." —Rumi ..*

After despair, many hopes flourish just as after darkness, thousands of suns open and start to shine .

Sufi Art #Sufi #sufiart

Shop for sufi art and designs from the world's greatest living artists. All sufi art ships within 48 hours and includes a money-back guarantee.

Sufi Dance

See the World Through Pattern and Colour, islamic-cultures: basanteta: Sufism Chill.

Arabic calligraphy, source unknown-I just found this to be beautiful

There are repeating elements in Islamic art, such as the use of geometrical floral or vegetal designs in a repetition known as the arabesque. The arabesque in Islamic art is often used to symbolize the transcendent, indivisible and infinite nature of God.

This is an example of a traditional genkan--the entryway to a Japanese home. Shoes do not go past this point. My in-laws just have simple tile in their genkan.

This is an example of a traditional genkan-the entryway to a Japanese home. Shoes do not go past this point. My in-laws just have simple tile in their genkan.

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