Fr. Michael Calabria to discover ‘The Language of the Taj Mahal’ in Feb. 14 Zoom dialogue


Feb 10, 2022

Have a good time Valentine’s Day with a narrative of affection and religion.

On Monday, Feb. 14, St. Bonaventure College’s Middle for Arab & Islamic Research and the Division of World Languages and Cultures will current a dialog with Fr. Michael Calabria, O.F.M., Ph.D., on his new guide, “The Language of the Taj Mahal.” This system will probably be held through Zoom from 4 to five p.m.

This system will probably be hosted by Dr. Leigh Simone, assistant professor of Spanish, with an interview by Dr. Megan Walsh, professor of English and appearing dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

Fr. Michael, director of the Middle for Arab and Islamic Research, writes and speaks broadly on varied features of Islam and Islamic tradition together with the Qur’an, Islamic spirituality, artwork and structure, and Christian-Muslim relations.

His guide “The Language of the Taj Mahal: Islam, Prayer, and the Faith of Shah Jahan” (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury 2021) gives a deeper understanding of the Taj Mahal and its builder by inspecting its inscriptions inside their architectural, historic and biographical contexts. The texts adorning the Taj Mahal comprise verses from 22 totally different chapters of the Qur’an however their that means and significance escapes most non-Muslim guests or these unable to learn them. This guide is the primary devoted solely to the inscriptions within the monument, offering translations, commentary and interpretation of the texts.

In addition to providing a singular method to the research of the constructing, the guide makes use of the inscriptions to expound the foundational parts of Islam, the religion of Shah Jahan and likewise what the Taj Mahal nonetheless means right now.

The Taj Mahal, constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666 CE) as a mausoleum for his spouse, Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631 CE), is taken into account distinctive within the historical past of world structure.

The general public is welcome to affix the net program.

Zoom info:
Be part of Zoom Assembly
https://sbu.zoom.us/j/95238184678?pwd=bUV2ZGlQQUdLbDJjYnVoeUVWNm81Zz09

Assembly ID: 952 3818 4678
Passcode: 763997



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