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Non-Muslim Tourists Entering the Mosque

Sacred Geometry of Islamic Architecture

The main precept of Islam is the unity and oneness of Allah and the importance of worshipping only Allah and not any statues or other beings. However, as humankind tends to believe what is visible, even in Islam, importance is often placed on physical representations of worship.

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

8 Interfaith Monuments in the World that Increase Your Spirituality

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations. By the term “monument” I refer to a building or structure created to commemorate a person, event, or social bond which has significance in regards to improving relations between the Abrahamic faiths. 1- The …

Mosques

13 Beautiful Mosques Surrounded by Water

Apart from serving as places of worship, masjids also represent our cultural heritage and unique style of Islamic architecture. There are several magnificent and marvelous masjids around the world, but what about masjids that are surrounded by water? In this post, we have put together some amazing, heart-capturing masjids that are surrounded by water. 🙂 1. al-Rahma Masjid, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) …

Healing Colors

Healing Colors of Prayers

Both the Qur’an and Hadith contain descriptions of paradise as green. {These it is for whom are gardens of perpetuity beneath which rivers flow; ornaments shall be given to them therein of bracelets of gold, and they shall wear green robes of fine silk and thick silk brocade interwoven with gold, reclining therein on raised couches; …

Gardening

Gardening: An Islamic Philosophical Architecture

If heaven, the ultimate reward that we are striving for, is described as “gardens underneath which rivers flow”, then what places on Earth could give us better foretaste of Paradise than gardens?

The Quran, Sunnah and Architectural Creativity

It is on account of this that the first role of the Quran and Sunnah as the sources and foundation of Islamic architecture is to afford a perfect guidance on how Muslims are to perceive creating, using and possessing architecture. That is an integral part of the total Islamic worldview and belief system.

Islamic Architecture: Between Culture and Faith

Humans must live on friendly terms with nature, as much as such an arrangement is possible, beneficial and needed. Under no circumstances can people in any endeavor of theirs declare a war on the natural environment…



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