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The Prophet's Mosque │ Masjid Al-Nabawi

Arts & Culture / Architecture / Hilal Kazan, PhD

When the Prophet emigrated from Makka to Madina, one of the first things he did was to construct a mosque there. One of the first buildings ever constructed by the Prophet himself, the Mosque of the Prophet was always at the center of all the Prophet’s activities in Madina.

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The first kibla of Muslims: Al-Aqsa Mosque

Arts & Culture / Architecture / Nebi Bozkurt, PhD

The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the first kiblah (direction that is prayed to) of Muslims and one of the three places of worship considered most sacred. In Aramaic, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is referred to as Beth Makdesha, in Hebrew Beth Ha-Miqdash and...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock

The Al-Aqsa Mosque... the home of prophets, the first kiblah of Muslims and the symbolic stopover of the Miraj journey that is a place of worship...

This place of worship which is one of the lasting symbols in our minds...

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The Qur'anic Verses in Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi

Arts & Culture / Architecture / Murat Sülün, PhD

The Islamic tradition of decorating different works of art, including first and foremost historical buildings, with verses from the Qur'an has an important place in Islamic culture.

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