Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response.

Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans(i.e, at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conductive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).

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National Geographic on the Hajj at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM81wroj MQ

Walking tour of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and structures around it at http:??www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/alharam/tour.htm. (Focus on what you what the entire tour is.

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