Figure 1. Horseshoe arches, Ummayad Mosque in Damascus.
The Horseshoe and Transverse ArchesLEARN MORE
The first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch occurred in the invention of the...
Figure 1. Raised arcades, Kairawan Method
The Pointed ArchLEARN MORE
The first appearance of the pointed arch in the Muslim World was traced to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but the Palace...
Figure 1: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is a key example of Islamic architecture. (Source).
Introduction to Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of...
Figure 1: Horseshoe arches in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (northern arcade of the courtyard and the Minaret of the Bride). (Source).
The Arch That Never SleepsLEARN MORE
Perhaps no culture mastered the design and use of the arch more than the Muslims. Inheriting earlier arch...
Architecture under Umayyad Patronage (661-750)LEARN MORE
Under the Umayyads, Islam spread to various lands, generating considerable prosperity and wealth. In that...
Figure 1: Dome of the Rock, the Jewel of Islam, Jerusalem (691-692).
Umayyad Mosques and PalacesLEARN MORE
The Umayyad architectural splendour is experienced in both religious and domestic buildings. At the core of...