The Paradise in Turkish Art of Miniature Painting
Keywords: Turkish, Miniature Painting, Art, Paradise
According to Islamic belief, human kind is to be resurrected after doomsday and judged. Following the last judgement, those with good deeds will enter Paradise and the rest will be sent to the Hell. There are a lot of Ottoman-Turkish illustrated manuscripts which contain Paradise scenes. These miniature paintings can be classified in four iconographical groups: 1. The Paradise in the miniatures depicting scenes from Adam's life. 2. The Paradise scenes in the manuscripts related to Mi'rac of Prophet Muhammed. 3. The Paradise in the scenes related to Dajjal.4. The Paradise scenes in the manuscripts related to doomsday and the life after doomsday.