Artistic Aesthetics in Islamic Philosophy

Salwa Iqbal *
Lecturer, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi.

Sheikh Kashif Raffat **
Assistant Professor, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi.



Allah created an entire universe in which many objects and their innate beauty define his praises. This sense of the beauty of nature is being elaborated in Islamic aesthetical art for many years. Aesthetic visual art in the Islamic paradigm is represented in terms of calligraphy, architecture, reflective sculpture, and Sufi music, etc. that show the pure love with Almighty. Figural representation of humans and animals is forbidden in Islam, so the philosopher relies on poetic and rhetoric ways to represent their feelings with Islam. This paper realized the aesthetics and beauty of Islamic culture according to the viewpoint of visual art that fulfills the philosophical needs of Muslims. The main objective behind this article is defining two folds aspects of aesthetics, in which religious aesthetics define perception and belief about Allah that transform from concepts to practical visual art.


Aesthetics, Islamic Aesthetics, Islamic Art, Islamic Philosophy


Vol 4

Issue 1

January – June 2021