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Celebrating islamic architectural excellence with cox & kings


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Celebrating islamic architectural excellence with cox & kings

  1. 1. Celebrating Islamic Architectural Excellence with Cox & Kings
  2. 2. The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is a Cathedral and a Mosque being at the same location. The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is an example of Moorish Architecture with the interiors being an array of colours. The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  3. 3. The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The structure has been refurbished many times since its initial completion in 691 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik. The site's significance stems from religious traditions regarding the rock, known as the Foundation Stone, at its heart. The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
  4. 4. The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus is located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered the fourth-holiest place in Islam and also houses the Shrine to St. John the Baptist. The Umayyad Mosque, Damascus
  5. 5. Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo: Apart from being an architectural marvel this mosque is also considered one of the oldest universities in the world--in fact, it was founded shortly before the city of Cairo was itself--in 971 A.D. Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo
  6. 6. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul: The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul
  7. 7. The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia The Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of the most impressive and largest Islamic monuments in North Africa. This vast space contains a hypostyle prayer hall, a huge marble-paved courtyard and a massive square minaret.
  8. 8. Jama Masjid, Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1628 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road. Jama Masjid, Delhi
  9. 9. Al Haram Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Al Haram Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia: Al Haram mosque is considered as the largest mosque in the world and the holiest place on Earth by Muslims. Current structure covers an area of 99.0 acres, including outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to 4 million people during the period of the Hajj, one of the largest annual worship of the Muslim in the world.
  10. 10. Crystal Mosque, Malaysia Crystal Mosque, Malaysia: With a unique blend of Chinese and Malay Architecture, this mosque is a truly unique modern marvel.
  11. 11. Hasan II Mosque, Morocco : Built by King Hasan II of Morocco at a massive price of $800 million, The mosque comes with many features; it has heated floors, electric doors, a retractable roof and a laser on top of its minaret which beams towards the direction of the holy Mecca. Hasan II Mosque, Morocco