The Blue Mosque in front of Hagia Sofia

Filed Under (Europe, Gallery) by admin on 05-02-2009

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country : Turkey
place : Istanbul


The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Filed Under (Middle East) by admin on 11-11-2008

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http://www.islamic-architecture.info/Domeoftherock_small.jpgDome of the Rock (Arabic:, translit.: Qubbat As-Sakhrah, translit.: Kipat Hasela, Turkish: Kubbetüs Sahra) is a notable Islamic holy site of pilgrimage for Muslims as the word Masjid al-Aqsa or the Noble Sanctuary (al – Haram Al-Qudsi al-Sharif) – that Jews and Christians call Har ha-Bayit or the Temple Mount – which remains one of the most famous monuments in Jerusalem. It was 687 to 691 of 9 Caliph ‘Abd al-Malik. Very often mistakingly called the Mosque of Omar, the mosque Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab, living in close proximity to the Church of the Holy grave.

The Mezquita

Filed Under (Europe) by admin on 13-10-2008

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Mosque (in Spanish “mosque” in Arabic مسجد “Masjid”) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cordoba, Spain. It was originally designed as a warehouse / temple / lighthouse. Later, he became the second largest mosque in the world.

Construction of the mosque began in about the sixth century after Christ as Christian church Visigoths. Later, Mezquita (Mosque originally Aljama) was more than two centuries to restore the mosque in 784 AD, under the leadership of the first Muslim Emir Abd ar-Rahman I, which uses it as a supplement to his palace and named in honor of his wife . Land was purchased the Amir of the previous owners. It is anticipated that the Visigoths site includes the Cathedral of San Vicente. If the forces of Tariq ibn Ziyad first occupied Cordoba in the year 711, Christian cathedral was suppressed.

Several explanations have been proposed to explain the unorthodox indication of the mosque. Some believe that Mihrab faces south, because the foundation of the mosque, were from the ancient Romans and Visigoths building. Others argue that Abd al-Rahman Mihrab sent to the south, as if he was still in the Ummayyad capital of Damascus, not in exile.

The Taj Mahal in Agra

Filed Under (Indian Subcontinent) by admin on 20-09-2008

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Taj Mahal (Hindi: ताज महल) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and was completed in 1648. Some of the controversy surrounding the question of who is responsible for the Taj is a strong team of designers and craftsmen were responsible for the design, with Ustad Isa, as the most likely candidate for chief designer.

Taj Mahal (sometimes called the “Taj”) is generally considered the best example of Mughal architecture, style, which combines elements of Persian, Indian and Islamic architecture. Despite the fact that the dome of white marble mausoleum is the most famous monument, the Taj Mahal is an integrated complex of structures. This, as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1983, when he was described as “universally admired masterpieces of world heritage.”

The Tadj Mahall

Filed Under (Gallery, Indian Subcontinent) by admin on 25-01-2008

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country : India
place : Agra, south-west of Delhi