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Houses of God from Al-Qairouan Mosque to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (in English)

This book is one of the Center's latest publications by Dr. Khalil Al-Sheikh, It compares between Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and 19 other mosques around the world. The book is divided into main sections  such as the  history of mosques in Islam, and the  architectural system of mosques ( the courtyard, the pulpit, the niche ,the arcade ,the ablution area, the dome, the minaret, the columns, , the lanterns, the aesthetic dimensions of a mosque, the floral  patterns , the geometric or the calligraphy, and the Arab-Islamic architectural styles ) ,all the way from the beginning of Islam to the Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian, Moroccan, and Fatimid periods, until the  modern era.

Collected and prepared by Dr. Khalil Al-Sheikh, calligraphic art of Mohamed Mundi, linguistically reviewed, edited by Dr. Anas Hilal, and mentored by Dr. Ali Bin Tamim;  this book addresses the most famous mosques in Arab Islamic Civilization history,  through escorting the reader on a unique visual tour inside  a number of famous Mosques in many Arab Countries, beginning with the Umayyad Mosque, Qairouan, Zaytouna, Amr ibn al-Aas, Al-Azhar, Sultan Hassan, Qarawiyin, Sultan Ahmad (Blue Mosque) Homs, Kuala Lumpur State Mosque, Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the Great Mosque of Kuwait, the Abu Hanifa Mosque in Baghdad ,and finally the Pearl of Mosques Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

A 277 page lavish large-formatted publication that includes a rich content about the intriguing details of Islamic architecture, as well as a collection of pictures, and the daily impressive aesthetics features.