Islamic art finds beauty in creation. According to Islam, the greatest artist is Allah himself, as he has created everything in the most beautiful way possible. Humans, being one of the most beautiful examples themselves, are bound to make the world more beautiful. As such, the Islamic artist sees it as a duty to realize this. The artist mimics creations itself and so discovers beauty and the meaning of life.

Islamic art is not a specific discipline or a dried out message. Its existence is based on the notion to reach deeper, to understand, and attach meaning to creation. The artist creates a new body of art on a smaller scale, by mimicking it. This can be achieved through any artistic discipline, may it be poetry, architecture or the visual arts.

The poet’s elegant verses echo in infinity, Itri's compositions fill the heart while Mimar Sinan's Süleymaniye Mosque takes the beholder on a transcendent voyage, and Sheikh Hamdullah's calligraphy gives a glimpse of eternity. This sums up the artistic approach of Islam. The Islam Culture and Arts Platform aims to exhibit such selected cultural pieces of art to current generations in a bid to enrich humanity.

Sowing fear, perpetuating ignorance and promoting violence in the name of religion is unacceptable to any individual who finds existential meaning in beauty. Islam’s goal is to foster a peaceful, harmonious, and tranquil world. Established in 2012 by a handful of activists, ICAP wants to realize this through the means of art and culture.

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