Bab Alamma, Samara (836/37 AD) with its three iwans
Ceremonial Gates of the AbbassidsLEARN MORE
Among the features of the Abbassids elaborate lifestyle that had a great impact on the architecture of this...
Figure 1. Leaders of the crusade of 1099 noticed the elegance and practicalities of the pointed arch in Al-Aqsa as well as in the Dome of the Rock and subsequently adopted it in their constructions in Europe.
The Abbassid MosquesLEARN MORE
Building enthusiasm of the Abbassids took a new dimension in the construction of mosques as reflected in...
The Palaces of UkhaidirLEARN MORE
The architects of Ukhaidir first introduced a new elaborate technique based on the construction of elliptical...
Architecture of Muslim Spain and North AfricaLEARN MORE
First in a series of articles on the Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD). A brief...
Figure 1. Qairawan Mosque showing the rear side of the minaret.
Architecture of Muslim Caliphate in North AfricaLEARN MORE
The arrival of Islam to North Africa at the hands of Uqba Ibn Nafi (d.683) transformed region into a...