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96 220 - Turquie, Istanbul, mosquée d’Ortokai by jeanpierreossorio on Flickr.

 Moroccan floral and lacy architecture


Minaret al-Malwiya
Great Mosque of Samarra / Jami al-Mutawakkil

Patron: Caliph al-Mutawakki
Abbasid period, 847-61 AD

In 836 AD, the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu’t, wishing to escape conflict with the local population in Baghdad, moved to Samarra, which remained the seat of power for the Abbasids for next 56 years, a period during which the largest mosque in all of Islam was built at Samarra.


The Great Mosque of Samarra was at one time the largest mosque in the world; its minaret, the Malwiya Tower, is a vast spiralling cone 52 meters high and 33 meters wide with a spiral ramp. The mosque had 17 aisles, and its walls were panelled with mosaics of dark blue glass.

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Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore’s old Walled City, Photographs by ||| Tammie


photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd

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