Midterm - House Mosque of the Prophet

Midterm - House Mosque of the Prophet - praying space, way...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The House Mosque of the Prophet – Medina Pre 692 - Location – Present day Saudi Arabia - Purpose – community center and prayer hall. - Materials – built of bricks and made of sun-dried mud (adobe) - Hypostyle – many columned, provided shelter and protection from the sun. - 3 Crucial Features –
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: praying space, way to denote direction of prayer (Qibla), and protection from weather and climate.- Decorations There were no decorations. The Muslim community showed no interest in making buildings beautiful until the reign of the caliph Abd al-Malik (4. 685-705)...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course AAPTIS 285 taught by Professor Babaie during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

Page1 / 2

Midterm - House Mosque of the Prophet - praying space, way...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online