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40+ Beautiful Mosque Ceilings That Highlight Islamic Architecture

Muslim Mosques throughout the world contain some of the most beautiful architecture and interior designs which have sublime intricate patterns. In today's post we'll be looking at some delightful and breathtaking mosque ceilings, these ceilings have ornate patterns and designs which would have taken many years to create.

The Great Mosque, Cordoba, Spain: Mihrab. The focal point in the prayer hall is the famous horseshoe arched mihrab or prayer niche. A mihrab is used in a mosque to identify the wall that faces Mecca—the birth place of Islam in what is now Saudi Arabia—which Muslims face toward during their daily prayers. The mihrab in the Great Mosque of Cordoba is framed by an exquisitely decorated arch behind which is an unusually large space, the size of a small room. Above is a dazzling gold mosaic dome.

50+ Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings That Highlight The Wonders Of Islamic Architecture

Mosques throughout the Muslim world have some of the most intricate and exquisite architecture ever created by mankind. There’s too much amazing architecture in them to cover in just one post, so we decided to focus simply on the mosque’s ceilings – something the faithful might see when they look up to the heavens. These …

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Vault of the entrance gate of Khan school in the old district of Shiraz. Fars, East Iran | ©Akbar Shafiee