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The Book of Exposition: A Collection of 15th-Century Erotica from the Middle East (1900)

- April 10, 2018 in arabic, erotica, islam, sex, sexology, victorian sexuality

A collection of fifteenth-century erotica from the Middle East, translated with a lengthy opening essay by the anonymous English Bohemian.

The Book of Exposition: A Collection of 15th-Century Erotica from the Middle East (1900)

- April 10, 2018 in arabic, erotica, islam, sex, sexology, victorian sexuality

A collection of fifteenth-century erotica from the Middle East, translated with a lengthy opening essay by the anonymous English Bohemian.

Out of Their Love They Made It: A Visual History of Buraq

- September 21, 2016 in Art & Illustrations, buraq, buraq iconography, buraq in art, Featured Articles, god, iconography, islam, mi'raj, Prophet Muhammad, qur'an, Religion, Religion, Myth & Legend, richard dawkins

Although mentioned only briefly in the Qur'an, the story of the Prophet Muhammad's night journey to heaven astride a winged horse called Buraq has long caught the imagination of artists. Yasmine Seale charts the many representations of this enigmatic steed, from early Islamic scripture to contemporary Delhi, and explores what such a figure can say about the nature of belief.

Punishment in the Afterlife: an Eastern Turki Manuscript

- May 13, 2014 in afterlife, eastern turki, hell, islam, punishment, sufism

Fragments of a manuscript, written in the Eastern Turki language, depicting the fate of sinners in the afterlife.