Early Islamic Architecture

Since there has been a pagan and roman culture on today’s islamic geography, the architecture is developed around these cultures, for instance Kaaba, which is a cubic sacred structure, was a pagan temple before it was turned into an islamic icon. After the death of Muhammad, the Islam state’s rulers followed their prophet’s aims and started to jihad, the aim of jihad is to spread the islam so they simply turned the religious buildings in the cities, which they conquered, into mosques. For instance the Mosque of Cairo (simply a hypostyle hall), Al aqsa Mosque (which is built on the old temple’s foundations).

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