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20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

“History is a mirror of the past and a lesson for the present.” (Persian Proverb)

The term Islamic art not only describes the art created specifically in the service of the Muslim faith (for example, a mosque and its furnishings) but also characterizes the art and architecture historically produced in the lands ruled by Muslims, produced for Muslim rulers, or created by Muslim artists. As it is not only a religion but a way of life, Islam fostered the development of a distinctive culture with its own unique artistic language that is reflected in art and architecture throughout the Muslim world.

Here are 20 fascinating examples of Islamic art and architecture:

1. The Kaaba. Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 631 – 632 A.D.

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

2. Folio from the Qur’an. 700-800 A.D. Iraq

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

3. Dome of the Rock. Jerusalem. 691 A.D.

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

4. Suleiman Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 1550-1558

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

5. Bahram Gur Fights the Karg. Watercolor and gold on paper. Tabriz, Iran. 1330-1340

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

6. Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Padesh, India. 1632-1653

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

7. The Court of the Gayumars. Artist: Sultan Muhammad. Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper. India. 1520-1522

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

 8. Sultan Hassan Mosque. Cairo, Egypt. 1353-1363

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

9. The Alhambra. Granada, Spain. 1338-1390

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

10. Great Mosque of Samarra. Samarra, Iraq. 847-861 A.D.

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

11. The Ardabil Carpet. Artist: Maqsud of Karshan. Iran. 1539-1540

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

12. Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. 1609-1616

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

13. Chili Kiosk. Istanbul, Turkey. 1473

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

14. Selimiye Mosque. Edirne, Turkey. 1569-1575

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

15. Badshahi Mosque. Lahore, Pakistan. 1671-1673

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

16. Pyxis of al-Mughira. Ivory. Madinat al-Zahra, Spain. 968 A.D.

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

17. Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque. Isfahan, Iran. 1603-1618

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

18. The Great Mosque of Xi’an. Shaanxi Province, China. 742 A.D.

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

19. Al-Azhar Mosque. Cairo, Egypt. 972 A.D.

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture

20. Great Mosque of Kairouan. Kairouan, Tunisia. 670 A.D

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecturen

20 Fascinating Examples Of Islamic Art And Architecture
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