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Some lessons from Prophet Muhammad(SAW) in architecture: the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah

Omer, Spahic (2010) Some lessons from Prophet Muhammad(SAW) in architecture: the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. Intellectual Discourse, 18 (1). pp. 115-140. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This paper discusses some lessons in architecture that can be gleaned using the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah as a case study. The paper deals with the following main themes: the meaning and significance of Islamic architecture; function form relationship; respect for the environment; cleanliness; comprehensive excellence; promoting just social interactions; safety; and the relationship between the indigenous and foreign influences in the spheres of Islamic architecture. Every theme discussed signifies a permanent feature of Islamic architecture which derives its strength and merit from the Prophet's experiences. Hence, a close analogy is drawn in the paper between those architectural features and the Prophet.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2202/12874
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Madinah, the Prophet's mosque, Islamic architecture, comprehensive excellence
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 16:02
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 14:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12874

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