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Hui culture park, China.

Taj Mahal – Made in China!

Established in September 2005, the Hui Culture park  is located in Yinchuan, capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The park is the only place in China designed especially to display ethnic Hui…

Painting by the french architect, Pascal Coste, visiting Persia in 1841.

Imam (Shah) Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of…

alhambra, spain

A ray of light ..

architecture of kamil khan mumtaz

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Islamic Architecture

Islamic architecture is in part comprised of those buildings and built environments intended for use in Islamic worship, commemoration, and instruction. Among the architecture of this group are mosques, madrasas or schools, mausoleums,…

Art & Islam

The arts of Islam are among its greatest legacies. Yet the legitimacy of the arts is today a matter of controversy in contemporary Muslim societies. The modernist rejects the religious basis of any…

Aga Khan Program in Architecture

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Based at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) is dedicated to the study of Islamic art and architecture, urbanism, landscape design, and conservation –…

Nasrid plasterwork: symbolism, materials & techniques

This article provides an introduction to traditional materials and techniques used in Nasrid plasterwork as well as explaining their style and symbolism.

A World of Beauty and Grace: Islamic Architecture of India

A World of Beauty and Grace: Islamic Architecture of India

The architecture of Islamic mosques and tombs is an invaluable treasure of world heritage. Many countries have taken inspiration from this tradition. It is well know that the most famous Islamic monument of…

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Baghdad (Madinat al-Salam)

Baghdad was founded by the Abbasid caliph al- Mansur in 762. According to historical accounts al- Mansur built a round city with four gates and a palace and mosque at the centre. Leading…

The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatari capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei.

Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar

  The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture yet has a unique design. It was the first of its kind in the Persian Gulf and has a very large collection of…

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The Courtyard Houses of Syria

1. Introduction Courtyard housing dates back to the beginning of the third millennium before common era when it appeared in the buildings of Bilad al-Sham and those of the region between the two…

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