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Bahramipanah A, Kia A. Quranic Interpretation of Holy Light Idea in Islamic and Iranian Architecture of Safavid Era. Naqshejahan 2021; 10 (4) :287-293
URL: http://bsnt.modares.ac.ir/article-2-46308-en.html
1- Ph.D. in Architecture; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran , bahrami@khu.ac.ir
2- Department of Architecture, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
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Aims: Islamic architecture is a mirror in which the pure reflections and spiritual principles of a nation crystalized clearly. As one of the greatest eras in the Islamic-Iranian architecture periods, the Safavid era is known as a leading period regarding "transcendental wisdom". The manuscript's main goal is to show that the Safavid era's architecture is a brilliant sample to understand the holy light idea based on the holy Quran.
Methods: The research paradigm is built on interpretation with an emphasis on new-interpretivism. The research strategy is "logical argumentation," and the research method is descriptive. For the case study, the Safavid era as the most brilliant part of Persian art and architecture has been selected by purpose.
Findings: The research and analytic approach to the research documents show that "light" has strong roots in Quranic culture, Quranic verses, other religious scripts, and Shiite Juris-productions. The results show that understanding Islamic-Iranian architecture is impossible without understanding the theory of transcendental wisdom in the Safavid era.
Conclusion: The conclusion of the paper emphasizes the significance of the light. It highlights the metaphor of divinity in the Safavid era's art and architecture, especially the idea of the "holy light" and the "physical light". The conclusion shows the role of the idea of the holy light in defining Islamic-Iranian architecture based on the point of view of the holy Quran, Islamic scholars, and Islamic scriptures narratives.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Pioneer Islamic Iranian Art and Architecture
Received: 2020/09/24 | Accepted: 2020/10/24 | Published: 2020/12/31

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