This is an attempt to study art in Islam in general and the aesthetics of such art works.
Through music, I attempted to address the aesthetics of Islamic art. The topic of my
research question is formulated based on diverse topics related to art such as how can
Islamic art be defined fully when the last three decades of history have seen several
books and exhibitions that claim to deal with the "common principles," "aesthetics," and
"philosophy" of Islamic art. In my thesis, I have studied debates on the aesthetics of
Islamic arts and the various philosophical issues relating to them, (most of which include
painting, calligraphy, architecture, gardening, literature, films, music etc.) I have paid
close attention to why these art forms are called Islamic and have taken the philosophical
understanding of the Qur'an and prophetic tradition as its base. This discussion on the
aesthetics of philosophy is followed by few other-related areas such as the role of music
in Islam. The study of Sufi music is also included in my research, the said subject being
considered as one of the widely circulated Islamic art which is used to elaborate the vital
role of music in Islam.