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Tin Mal (also Tinmel) (Amazigh: ⵜⵉⵏ ⵎⴰⵍ) is a small mountain village in the High Atlas 100 km from Marrakech, Morocco. It is considered the cradle of the Almohad empire,from where the Almohads started their military campaigns against the Almoravids in the early 12th century. The Tin Mal mosque was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 1, 1995 in the Cultural category.

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Interior Detail of Hassan Ii Mosque; Casablanca, Morocco

Zellige This framework of expression arose from the need of Islamic artists to create spatial decorations that avoided depictions of living things, consistent with the teachings of Islamic law.


#Doorway Into Casablanca. #Doors into religious spaces are often grand, in honor of a holy place. Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, the largest mosque in the country and the 2 largest mosque in the world after the (Grand Mosque) of Mecca. #FengShui http://p