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  • Abbasid (Image) Includes image

    Muqarnas vault in the so-called Abbasid palace, Baghdad, early 13th century; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Ablution (Image) Includes image

    Muslims consider ablution, ritual washing or purification before prayer, a sign of respect to God. The process begins with a declaration that the ritual ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Aesthetic Theory (Image) Includes image

    Fig. 1 Lobby, Safir Hotel, Rabat , OE of the Modern IW vol. 1 ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

  • Afghanistan (Map) Includes map

    Map of Afghanistan; those sites with separate entries in this encyclopedia are distinguished by Cross-reference type ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Map) Includes map

    1. Map of the southern Islamic lands; those countries and sites with separate entries in this encyclopedia are distinguished by Cross-reference type ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Image) Includes image

    2. Djenné, Mali, Great Mosque, eastern façade, founded 14th century; reconstructed 1907; photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Image) Includes image

    2. Illuminated frontispiece in a typical Koran manuscript, from sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, 18th–19th centuries (private collection); photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY; see Africa, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Africa (Image) Includes image

    3. Hausa decorated house, Kano, Nigeria; photo credit: Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aghlabid (Image) Includes image

    Mosque of the Three Doors, Kairouan, Tunisia, 866; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Agra (Image) Includes image

    1. Agra, Taj Mahal, 1631–48; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom; see Agra, §II, A ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Albania (Map) Includes map

    Map of Albania ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aleppo (Image) Includes image

    Aleppo, Firdaws Madrasa, 1235–7; mihrab in prayer-hall; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Almohad (Image) Includes image

    2. Almohad mosque, interior, Tinmal, Morocco, 1153–4; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom; see Almohad ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Almoravid (Image) Includes image

    Almoravid congregational mosque, view of dome over the mihrab, Tlemcen, Algeria, 1136; photo credit: Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aniconism: The Absence of Figures (Image) Includes image

    Muslims disdained pictures or sculptures of living beings in religious settings, but they often used them in palaces and other secular settings. The entrance ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Aniconism: The Absence of Figures (Image) Includes image

    Paintings of people decorated the walls of the ninth-century palaces at Samarra, the Abbasid capital north of Baghdad. Excavators found one mural in the ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Aniconism: The Absence of Figures (Image) Includes image

    Manuscripts of the Quran were never illustrated with human figures, but in addition to the beautiful calligraphy used to transcribe God's word, many manuscripts ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Aniconism: The Absence of Figures (Image) Includes image

    Islamic art transformed many of the subsidiary elements of pre-Islamic art into major themes. The mosaics on the walls of the Great Mosque of ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Apogee of the Caliphal Empire (700–950 c.e. ) (Image) Includes image

    The mighty land walls of Constantinople, built in the centuries preceding the revelation of Islam, protected the city against repeated invasions, including the unsuccessful ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Apogee of the Caliphal Empire (700–950 c.e. ) (Image) Includes image

    The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam. Built over the remains of Solomon's temple, the structure is ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

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