3 Great Coffee Table Books for the Muslim Home
The best place in your home to use your decor to show your identity is in your living room — specifically on your coffee table. The perfect coffee table book is bold, aesthetically pleasing, and about something that you're passionate about. It’s what your guests see in front of them while they’re visiting, and the an ideal conversation starter. Here are some great one's to look into for the Muslim home!
1. Mosques: Splendors of Islam
This collection of photos and essays explores masjids all over the world. With striking photography of islamic art and architecture, it gives you a glimpse of how islamic motifs evolved over time and place. It's gold embossed cover makes it a great neutral detail for any living room, while also being a joy to flip through.
2. Makkah to Madinah: A Photographic Journey of the Hijrah Route
Retracing the steps of the prophet during the Hijrah, this extensively researched book gives a new appreciation for this moment of our history. This book is written in both Arabic and English, and contains gorgeous pictures and maps that help you reflect on the life of the Prophet PBUH.
3. How to Read Islamic Calligraphy (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A bold cover, high quality images, and an expanse of information make this the perfect conversation piece for your coffee table. Using examples from the museum's collection, it goes through the major styles of calligraphy, historical tools, and different mediums.
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