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The Shah Faisal Mosque: Turkish Architecture Inspired by Bedouin’s Marquee

The Shah Faisal Mosque: Turkish Architecture Inspired by Bedouin’s Marquee
By Ahmad Amirali

Since the past 1400 years, Muslim societies have always been keen on building landmarks or distinct ideas and designs. The inspiration came from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself when he created the very first landmark of Islamic; The Mosque in Medina (Yathrib). The Prophet’s Mosque or Masjid al-Nabwi was first made out of mud, olive tree trunks and leaves. Over time, the architecture evolved with the use of modern tools and ideas resulting in more elaborate and detail architectural designs. The modern architectural designs allow more space for visitors without compromising the majestic and elegant structure of the mosque. Continue reading “The Shah Faisal Mosque: Turkish Architecture Inspired by Bedouin’s Marquee”