Art Spots

Mosques and Religious Architecture

About This Resource

This brief video describes the structure, architecture and decoration of mosques and other religious buildings and discusses their variations in Muslim societies across geography and time.

Related primary sources: The Qur'an on the Qibla, Al-Wanasharisi Answers a Query about Qibla, Ibn 'Idari on the Mosque of Cordoba, Inscription on the Facade of the Madrasa-Mausoleum of Sultan Qala'un.


National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association, and Twin Cities Public Television, Islamic Art Spots: Mosques and Religious Architecture. American Library Association, 2013.

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"Muslim Journeys | Item #220: Mosques and Religious Architecture", June 20, 2024


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