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A conceptual framework for Islamic architecture

Omer, Spahic (2017) A conceptual framework for Islamic architecture. Alhassanain (p) Network for Islamic Heritage and Thought, USA. ISBN 1546718184

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Abstract

This book discusses a conceptual framework for Islamic architecture which renders Islamic architecture such a unique subject and much different from other architectural expressions. The issues that form the cornerstones of the conceptual framework for Islamic architecture are dealt with in the paper. The issues discussed are: tawhid (the idea of God’s Oneness), man as the vicegerent (khalifah) on earth and his relationship with environment, comprehensive excellence (ihsan), and Islam as the final and universal revelation. The method adopted in the paper is that the mentioned themes are firstly briefly discussed. That is then followed by exploring the implications of each theme for shaping the identity of Islamic architecture.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 2202/58267
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 10:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58267

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