Some Lessons from Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Architecture: The Prophet’s Mosque in Madīnah

  • Spahic Omer

Abstract

Abstract: This paper discusses some lessons in architecture that can be gleaned using the Prophet’s Mosque in Madīnah as a case study. The paper deals with the following main themes: the meaning and significance of Islamic architecture; function–form relationship; respect for the environment; cleanliness; comprehensive excellence; promoting just social interactions; safety; and the relationship between the indigenous and foreign influences in the spheres of Islamic architecture. Every theme discussed signifies a permanent feature of Islamic architecture which derives its strength and merit from the Prophet’s experiences. Hence, a close analogy is drawn in the paper between those architectural features and the Prophet.

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Published
2010-06-29
How to Cite
Omer, S. (2010). Some Lessons from Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Architecture: The Prophet’s Mosque in Madīnah. Intellectual Discourse, 18(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/islam/article/view/140
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