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Preserving traditional mosques in Madinah

Omer, Spahic (2019) Preserving traditional mosques in Madinah. islamicity.org.

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Preserving relevant traditional mosques was another trend with respect to the evolution of the contemporary mosque architecture in Madinah. The trend was inspired by the way the Prophet’s Mosque successfully integrated tradition into its own avant-garde outlook and form. Peaceful coexistence between old and new, tradition and modernity, in the Prophet’s Mosque’s complex configuration and function was a benchmark against which major architectural tendencies and styles in Madinah are normally measured. The idea of maintaining certain traditional mosques does not contradict discourses on architectural corrective measures in the city, whereby a number of mosques with which some untoward beliefs and practices had been associated, were either destroyed or abandoned and increasingly rendered inaccessible. This is so because those relevant traditional mosques were originally meant to be the places of prayer (worship) and functioned as such for long periods. They were then turned into full-fledged mosques that served the needs of local communities. Some, since their inceptions, were yet envisioned to be fully functional mosques. Their functions were meant to encompass several other substantial public educational and social aspects too.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 2202/71070
Uncontrolled Keywords: Madinah, Mosques, Tradition, Modernity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 10:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71070

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