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AL-BAQI’ RECONSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER

Al-Baqi' reconstruction in view of an American researcher

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SHAFAQNA- Zoheir Hossein, the Afghan-American researcher, commented on Al-Baqi's restoration in the last panel of the second Shiite study at the University of Cologne, Germany, by providing a report on the architectural and building features…

Photos: the Historical Saveh Grand Mosque

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SHAFAQNA-  These pictures show the Saveh Grand Mosque in Markazi Province, central west of Iran. The mosque is valuable as its architecture goes back to pre-Islamic and Safavid eras.     Read more from Shafaqna: Erdogan…

Destinations for the Distinct Artistic Style of Islamic Civilization

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Spanning over 1,400 years and featuring a wide range of domains, from architecture to calligraphy, Islamic art is not just a representation of religious beliefs and events but an artistic movement encompassing many peoples…

Uzbekistan’s Blue City: the beautiful Samarkand

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Afifa Thabet : When the famous Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited this wonderful place in 1330, he described it as “one of the greatest and finest cities, and most perfect of them in beauty”. He was right! Such a…

Rethinking Architecture - Cultural Exchange and Religious Coexistence

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SHAFAQNA - New York based Büro Koray Duman Architects are collaborating with the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) to design a cultural center prototype, named Cordoba House, in order to facilitate the total integration of…

The Origin and Early Development of Islamic Architecture

SHAFAQNA- By: Siddiqua Shahnawaz In the Qur'an the word Masjid, although used many times, is only applied to three specific buildings: the Masjid al Haram (ka'ba), the Masjid al Aqsa (Jerusalem) and the Masjid built at the oasis site called…