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Is Islamic architecture synonymous with mosque architecture?

Spahic, Omer (2021) Is Islamic architecture synonymous with mosque architecture? al-Itqan, 5 - Special Issue (3). pp. 135-163. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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This article discusses the meaning and significance of Islamic architecture. It adds a new dimension to the subject by addressing it from the perspective of the genesis and evolution of the mosque institution and its architecture. The article concludes that mosque architecture functioned as the quintessence and also driving power of Islamic architecture. However, it is not to be fully identifiable with it. Despite a great many similarities, there were many aspects of Islamic architecture that evolved on their own and functioned independently from the vocabulary of mosque architecture. There were yet others which, even though originating within the orb of mosque architecture, assumed supplementary imports and functions elsewhere. The topic in question is viewed through the prism of the mosque institution as the basis of all other institutions, and of the institutional ideological harmony in Islamic civilization through which the mosque institution served as an incubator of general architectural creativity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic architecture; mosque; institutions; civilization; creativity
Subjects: BPN Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 10:43
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96802

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