Showcase: The Finest Architecture by Muslims #2

Showcase: The Finest Architecture by Muslims #2

This is the 2nd part to the Finest Architecture made by Muslims over the span of time. Muslims have always had a history of creating some of the best architecture around the world. Dubai itself is one of the biggest example. Apart from that, we see the Taj Mahal made in the Mughal times. And many more

The title of the building and it’s location can be seen in the image name. You can use them as wallpapers too, but most of them are small at 1024×768.

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  • Safiya Baseema

    Taj Majal in India is a mausoleum not a Mosque…wikipedia: Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.[5][6]

    In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble
    mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is
    actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began
    around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of
    artisans and craftsmen.[7]
    The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of
    architects under imperial supervision, including Abd ul-Karim Ma’mur
    Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.[8][9] Lahauri[10] is generally considered to be the principal designer.[11][12]

  • Erik

    I think it’s strange to classify architecture by religions. Of coarse religion was/is important for architecture, but I think the time and place are more important. The blue mosque by example is clearly inspired by the Hagio Sophia, which was in first place a church (and developed from the mausoeums in the classic ages). But nevertheless, I love the beautifull shapes and fine details!

  • Excellent Collection!!!

  • علمي

    My opinion is that it’s not really strange classifying architecture by religion, because you can (and should) of course classify something by the time it’s built, but as I see all these architectural examples, (and I must add beautiful ones :D ) have more in common in all those shapes, details, colors, and stories behind them than in some other features representing the time in which some of them are built.

    Nonetheless, it’s just my opinion. :)