Masjid-I-Shah Mosque Iran Introduction First, most cities with sizable Muslim population has a primary congregational mosque. The mosques are built with diverse designs and dimension which illustrate the style and geographical region. The unique designs demonstrate the architect’s expertise. The congregational mosques are expanded based on growth and the needs of the umma. Masjid-i-Shah mosque is an example of stunning buildings in the world.
The mosque, or masjid in Arabic, is the Muslim place of worship. A mosque is an important part of the Islamic religion because the people are required to gather every Friday for prayer. Mosques in the middle east each are unique in their own architectural way, although some may look similar. Most mosques in the middle east have common features, but are also formed in different ways. The style and arrangement of a mosque can tell us a lot about the place, when it was built, and the religion.
SULTAN QABOOS GRAND MOSQUE General Information: The Sultan Qaboos grand mosque is located in Muscat, Oman, designed by Mohammed Saleh Makiya and Quad Design for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to be the largest most beautiful mosque in Oman, and to stand out a unique piece of architecture. The mosques can be visited by non-Muslims except on Friday, and it is considered as a contemporary Islamic architecture. Construction: The conceptual design of the mosque started at 1992, while the construction took 6 years starting from 1995 ending 2001. The mosque is constructed on a raised podium to lift the mosque from the street level and this is a feature of Omani traditional mosques. The reason behind the slow moving of construction is reflecting the amount
Topic 6. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, One of The Most Beautiful Worship Place. As one of the top ten architectural wonders in Abu Dhabi, designed on a a majestically beautiful landscape, The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must visit place in Abu Dhabi. Not only it’s pleased your mind aesthetically with the architecture beauty, it is also a sacred place for worshippers. This Mosque open for Muslims and Non-Muslims as an impressive welcome to the capital city of United Arab Emirates.
The mosque was made in Edirne, Turkey, which was the capital of the Ottoman Empire between 1367 and 1742. The mosque is a centrally planned building, radiating from the center point. The main structure of the mosque consists of 18 small domes around a dominating central dome held up by an octagonal supporting system with eight monumental pillars. The interior plan features geometric patterns and mathematical proportions. The numerous windows penetrating through the walls and ceiling allow for light to stream in, making the large central dome appear weightless.
Left side of the wall consists of a tiled picture of Kaaba, known to be the home of Allah, God in Islam. The two walls from where the two tiled pictures were glowing is divided in the middle by an empty space where the continuation of the wall has been halted by Minbar, a free space where the Imam recites prayer and take his Salah. The Gilabh is said to have been collected from the shrine where Gausul Azam is enshrined. The noon prayer was conducted the Imam, whom everyone followed during Salah. Imam is known to be the leader of the mosque and is followed by all ordinary Muslims.
Small art work will be displayed on marble tiles or the wall in terms of calligraphy (Islamic artwork). The entrance of the mosque would have a pool of water for ablution since all who walk into the mosque should be clean. Figure 11 The church on the other hand would have a different setting. It would have seating in terms of long benches, long windows. The Church would facilitate as a place to conduct the Church service, Mass, and carols.
“Masjid Al-Haram” is the largest mosque in the world, housed in Mecca, which surrounds the “Kaaba”. Crucially, Mecca is the direction of the prayer for the Muslims. 1. DUBAI An undisputed millionaire’s playground when it comes to luxurious lifestyle, spending and investing. Dubai is the new emerging global superpower city, rising every second from the Emirati peninsula and taking the whole of the Middle East by storm as the prominent business, aviation, real estate, financial and tourism hub.
The marble was attained from a mine situated in Makrana, a small city in Rajasthan. The marble is thus famously called as the Markrana marble. Apart from the marble, this world class monument was also given shape using a lot of precious and semi-precious stones such as the Lapis, Firoza, Coral, Lahsunia, Jade, Blood Stone and a few rare stones like Tilai. The adorable stones were used to create the ever lasing mosaic and inlays work. This mosaic work is particularly known as Parchinkari which is an amalgamation of the Persian, Indian and Italian art form of Pietra