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River and water bodies: the creator's gift

Zen, Ismawi (2011) River and water bodies: the creator's gift. Journal Malaysian Townplan, 8 (1). pp. 5-14.

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All civilizations were related to mighty rivers: Euphrates, Nile, Indus, Oxus and the Hwang Ho. The earliest conception of paradise has the image of a river deeply embedded within it. This paper outlines the role played by river in the images of paradise as explained in the Quran and the traditions of the Prophet p.b.u.h. It also presented the examples of how this image has inspired the development of Islamic Gardens, whose prototype was innovated and refreshed throughout the Islamic World from Andalusia (Spain) to Persia and Mughul India where it reached its climax.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6560/22147
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paradise, Civilization, Piety
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2500 General works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Prof Ismawi Zen
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 09:38
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 10:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22147

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