Omer Spahic


The Form and Function of the Prophet’s Mosque during the Time of the Prophet 

by Omer Spahic Published on: 4th August 2020

In the wake of the hijrah (migration), the city-state of Madinah underwent significant changes in virtually all its features including changing its name from Yathrib to Madinah. The significations of the latter unmistakably implied the…

The Emergence of Sophisticated Mosque Architecture in Early Islam

by Omer Spahic Published on: 12th July 2020

This paper discusses the evolution of the identity of Muslim architecture and the emergence of the first Muslim architectural deviations. In particular, it focuses on the role of the 8th Umayyad Caliph, ‘Umar b. ‘Abd…