Islamic Architecture


The architecture of the Islamic world throughout history was strengthened by its spiritual foundation. Islamic cities evolved over long periods of time with generations of craftsmen whose experience added variety to the environment.

The traditional city linked the architecture of madrassa (Islamic schools), the souq (market place), the palace and the home together with the mosque at the centre, to create beauty throughout our towns.

The masjids (mosques) and palaces became with time, more elaborate in decoration and design, with great leaps in architecture, from the concepts of the dome which allowed a large open prayer area, to the inscriptions in the masjids, glorifying God. The beautification centres on the words, text and script, praising of God through the use of calligraphy.