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Contemporary fine art and Islamic beliefs concerning representational imaginary : an example survey in Durban

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dc.contributor.advisor Thathiah K, Mr en
dc.contributor.advisor Nadvi SS, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Galdhari F en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T10:15:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T10:15:49Z
dc.date.submitted 1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/81381
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the responses of Muslims in Durban to the Islamic injunctions which pertain to art. It is argued that South African Muslims, especially those in a position of religious authority are likely to favour a rigid application of Islamic Law. To them, the preservation of Islamic cultural values and tradition is a priority. Other factors, apart from the Islamic Laws associated with representational imagery, are accentuated in the dissertation for their role in the Islamic aversion towards imagery. These include the suggestion that idolatry, the antithesis to Islamic monotheism, is not dead and that the norms and values advocated by modernism, capitalism and the western world, continues to impact negatively on Muslims. This, in turn, strengthens adherence to the rigid Islamic value system. These factors have been considered in the examination of contemporary South African Muslim artistic expression. Whether the aversion to representational imagery persists strongly, or whether there is laxity on this issue, is investigated. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Fine arts and History of art en
dc.subject Art historiography en
dc.title Contemporary fine art and Islamic beliefs concerning representational imaginary : an example survey in Durban en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA(Counselling Psychology) en


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