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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.

New Book Showcases 50 Mosques Around the World

From Abu Dhabi to Azerbaijan, Leyla Uluhanli’s stunning new book celebrates outstanding architecture BAKU, Azerbaijan – A new book has been launched in Dubai this month featuring the evolution of the mosque from the seventh century CE right through to the present day in 50 mosques across the world, The National reported. “The mosque is …

Islamic Architecture In India

Islamic Architecture In India

It is not just the Taj Mahal that has beautiful Islamic architecture in India. India has a rich history of Islamic architecture. Check this out!

minarets

Minarets: Any Significance to The Mosque?

Short Answer: There were no minarets on mosques during the Prophet’s lifetime. These were a later development for the purpose of making it easier to hear the muezzin calling people to prayer and acts of public worship. Now, especially in the west, loudspeakers within mosques announce these public acts of worship. They are largely forbidden to be …

Barcelona’s Muslim Heritage

Barcelona’s Muslim Heritage

If Muslims came to Spain in the 8th century, and were expelled, at least from this region of Spain, Catalonia, in the 15th century, surely there must be some evidence or presence of Islam in Barcelona. Muslims first step foot in Barcelona in the 8th century when ‘the Moors’ conquered the city but their presence …

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?



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