This lesson focuses on Islamic architecture, looking at the features and function of a mosque.
A tower attached to a mosque calling people to prayer.
Or kiblah, in Islam, the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca and the Kaaba, for prayer.
In a mosque, a niche or decorative panel showing the direction of Mecca.
Also called a keyhole arch, semi circular and characteristic of Islamic architecture.
Hypostyle Prayer Hall
In a mosque, a personal space separated by columns for privacy.
In Islam, the pulpit from which the sermon is delivered.
Image of Dome of the Rock, Photo by Brian Jeffery Beggerly, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dome_of_the_Rock_2007.jpg; Image of Interior of Dome of the Rock, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MosqueOfOmar1914.jpg; Image of Prayer Hall of Great Mosque at Cordoba, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mosque_Cordoba.jpg; Diagram of Great Mosque, Kairouan, Tunisia, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:3D_computer_modeling_of_the_Great_mosquee_of_Kairouan-en.svg; Image of Great Mosque, Kairouan, Tunisia, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:View_Great_Mosque_of_Kairouan.jpg; Image of Dome of Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shah_Mosque_-_Dome.jpg