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Architecture & Spirituality. Stunning Photography of Mosques

Mosque Architecture

The Interior and exterior is mind blowing. The idea and the structure is the most superior piece of architecture you have ever experience in your life. When the spirituality and the art of architecture mix, you can see a beautiful and most stunning holy building of the Muslims called the mosque or the masjid. Very holy and sacred and the beauty of these mosques is worth to watch in the holy month of ramadan or ramzan. The photographers around the world love to capture these mosques through the eye of there camera. Lets have a look on the most beautiful photography of Architecture & Spirituality. Stunning Photography of Mosques.

Mosque in the Kazan Kremlin

Mosque Architecture

Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Mosque Architecture

Qolşärif mosque in the Kremlin, Russia, Kazan.

Mosque Architecture

Mosque AlNoor

Mosque Architecture

Alsaleh Mosque in Sana’a, Yemen

Mosque Architecture

Qolşärif Mosque

Mosque Architecture

Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo

Mosque Architecture

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mosque Architecture

Putra Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Mosque Architecture

The Blue Mosque

Mosque Architecture

The Mosque of the Prophet

Mosque Architecture

Putrajaya Mosque

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Mecidiye Mosque – Ortakoy, Istanbul

Mosque Architecture

Dian Al-Mahri Mosque

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Grand Mosque Manama, Bahrain

Mosque Architecture

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Mosque Architecture

Mosque architecture is a continuation of pre-Islamic architecture of palaces built during the Parthian and Sassanian dynasties of Persia. The Sarvestan  palace from the Sassanian  era is a great example of this. For example, the idea of having an arched entrance and a central dome is clearly one borrowed from pre-Islamic, Persian architecture. After the Arab invasion of Persia, this architecture, as well as elements of Sassanian culture, was used for the new Islamic world. Many forms of mosques have evolved in different regions of the Islamic world including those in southeast Asia. Notable mosque types include the early Abbasid mosques, T-type mosques, and the central-dome mosques of Anatolia. The oil-wealth of the twentieth century drove a great deal of mosque construction using designs from leading non-Muslim modern architects and promoting the careers of important contemporary Muslim architects.

Mosque Light

Mosque Architecture

Crystal Mosque, Malaysia

Mosque Architecture

Shaikh Zayed Mosque

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Kalon Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Mosque Architecture

Masjid Alamer, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia

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Sultan Ahmet Mosque

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Omayyad Mosque, Damascus

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Mohamed Bin Qalawun Mosque

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Mosque in Brunei

Mosque Architecture

Masjid Nabawi. Medina, Saudi Arabia

Mosque Architecture

Omayyad Mosque – Damascus, Syria

Mosque Architecture

Sayeh Khosh Mosque

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King Faisal Mosque

Mosque Architecture

Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Mosque Architecture

Kazan Mosque

Mosque Architecture

SOAS Mosque, Brunei Darussalam

Mosque Architecture

Grand Holy Mosque – Saudi Arabia – Makkah

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Grand Mosque – Oman

Mosque Architecture

Qarawyeen Mosque, Fes, Moracco

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The Grand Mosque

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Faisal Mosque

Mosque Architecture

The Ottomans introduced central dome mosques  in the fifteenth century. These mosques have a large dome centered over the prayer hall. In addition to having a large central dome, a common feature is smaller domes that exist off-center over the prayer hall or throughout the rest of the mosque, where prayer is not performed. This style was heavily influenced by the Byzantine religious architecture with its use of large central domes.

Iwan mosques are most notable for their domed chambers and iwans, vaulted spaces opening out at one end. In iwan mosques, one or more iwans face a central courtyard that serves as the prayer hall. The style represents a borrowing from pre-Islamic Iranian architecture and has been used almost exclusively for mosques in Iran.