Exquisite Mosques

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Islamic architecture is distinct in its display whether existing in any part of the world. The distinctive style is full of colourful tiles, plaster-work and marble as well as exquisitely crafted domes, arches and pillars. The powerful symbols of Islamic architecture are more prominent in mosques spread all round. Muslims took special care to build mosques as they considered them as most sacred places and worshipped there.

Mosques reveal the intricacies of Islamic architecture along with the novel angles adopted while designing and building them. The mosques shown here have withstood the test of times and are also reminiscent of the evolving forms of architecture. These are also taken as national icons and reflect the ethos of Islamic civilisation.

Sultan Salahuddin Mosque in Malaysia

These mosques include the night view of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque located in Malaysia. Berber’s Mosque in Kairouan shows stunning tile works and marble pillars in Tunisia. The iridescent dome of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Iran is lavishly decorated with tiles on the exterior and measures 13m (43ft) in diameter.

Barber’s Mosque in Kairouan in Tunisia

Built quite long ago the ornate octagonal structure is the Dome of the Treasury during the second Muslim caliphate and is known as Umayyad Mosque constructed in 789 in Syria. The Hassan II Mosque has the tallest minaret in the world, standing at 210m (about 688ft) tall and it is located in Morocco. The Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and the Mosque of Al Rifai in Cairo are located in Egypt.

Ornate Ummyad Mosque in Syria
Shah Lotfollah Mosque in Iran

Construction of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan in Iran started in 771, with renovations and additions to the structure only being completed in the 20th century. With six minarets and a capacity for 40,000 worshipers, it is the largest mosque in the UAE.  The pink colour of the tiles and glass was used to decorate the interior of the mosque Naser-ol-Molk in Iran. An aerial view of the Federal Territory Mosque in Kuala Lumpur is extremely attractive. TW

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