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Trip to Tareq Rajab Museum by the history department for class XII
 

 

Trip to Tareq Rajab Museum by the history department (Class XII)

Trip to Tareq Rajab Museum by the history department for class XII 
Introduction
Indian Central School had a visit to the Tareq Rajab Museum where there is an extensive private collection of Arab and Islamic art illustrating different aspects of its civilization from the earliest period until the present day. The museum has from its inception (1980) always been open to the general public except the period of the occupation of Kuwait by Iraq. It managed to reopen a few months after the liberation.
Islamic Calligraphy
The Tareq Museum Houses have an important connection of Al-Qur’an as well as manuscripts from all over the Islamic world. There are examples in some cases of rare examples of the writings of renowned calligraphers such as Yaqut Al Musta’simi. The purpose of the collection is to show something of the growth of the calligraphy which was the major art form of the Muslim world and which became a matter of achievement early on in Islam.
The history department of class 12thof Indian central school visited the Tareq Rajab museum on 17th march 201. It was a great experience for the students as they were exposed to the ancient artefacts and calligraphy. They visited two museums, the first one had ancient jewelleries, guns,weapons, clothes, utensils and many more exciting things, and the other museum was about Islamic Calligraphy. It had different types of hand written manuscripts.
The first museum had carved stones decorated with Arabic calligraphy from Daghestan circa of 15th and 16th Century and it had different types of vase, deep bowl, round tray, bucket with handle, Qur’an holder from 18th,19th and 20th Century. There were different daggers from small to big size even weighing 45kg. There were ivory pieces and tumbles found in Syria.
In the second museum the students were exposed to the different types of calligraphy writing such as Thuluth, Naskhi, Muhaqqaq, Rayhani, Tawqi, Riq’a. The students had the opportunity to get exposed to different artefacts, manuscripts, pots, silver ware, and even the ancient jewellery of the Amir of Uzbekistan worn during the festivals and Eid. It was a wonderful experience as the Tareq Rajab museum gives an insight to the students of ancient culture and tradition. Thanks to our principal mam without whom this trip would not have been impossible and thanks to our History teacher Mrs.Nafisa Shaikh for arranging the trip.

 

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