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Dome of the Rock - Sacred Architecture in Jerusalem
With its golden dome, the Dome of the Rock at al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the oldest surviving examples of Islamic architecture. Built between 685 and 691 by the ...
Wonders of the World - Architecture - About.com
The splendor of Timbuktu is reflected today in Timbuktu's fascinating Islamic architecture. The mosques were important in the spread of Islam into Africa, and the ...
Sacred Buildings - Architecture - About.com
Christian and Islamic architecture combine in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, ... But by any name, Hagia Sophia is a treasure of remarkable Byzantine architecture.
Parts of Islamic Mosque Architecture - About.com Islam
While there is a lot of variation in Islamic mosque architecture, there are some parts of a mosque that are universal.
Minaret - Mosque Architecture Definition - About.com Islam
In modern times, microphones and speakers are often used to project the adhan, but minarets remain a common element in Islamic mosque architecture ...
What Is a Mihrab in Islamic Mosque Architecture? - About.com Islam
Definition: An ornamental indentation in the wall of a mosque, which marks the direction of the qiblah. Mihrabs vary in size and color, but are usually shaped like  ...
Islamic Glossary: Qiblah - About.com Islam
In Muslim religious practice, worshippers must all turn to face one single direction ... of Islamic Mosque Architecture · mihrab · What Is a Mihrab in Islamic Mosque ...
What Is a Minbar in Islamic Mosque Architecture? - About.com Islam
Definition: A raised platform in the front area of a mosque, from which sermons or speeches are given. The minbar is located to the right of the mihrab, which ...
Islam - Mosques & "Holy" Places - About.com Islam
Mosques and other "holy" places in the Muslim world, including Mecca, Madinah, and Jerusalem. Learn about mosque architecture, and search for a mosque ...
What Is a Mosque or Masjid in Islam - Mosque Definition
Is the Muslim place of worship supposed to be called a mosque or a masjid? ... Huda, About.com Guide to Islam. Definition: ... Glossary of Mosque Architecture.
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