Piety is a great quality to have, even when it comes to something like decorating your interiors. With this in mind, we at Photowall have created a category dedicated entirely to mosqRead moreues. Mosques posters from the religious places & buildings tier feature a place where people of the Islamic faith worship. For many Muslim people though, a mosque is more than a place of worship because they study and discuss Islam, and do many other things in a mosque and its compounds as well. As you will see in mosques posters, many of these structures are known for their Islamic architecture. The earliest mosques opened in 7th century were actually open-air spaces. You can still see remnants of this in a lot of our mosques posters. Nowadays, mosques are on every continent, except Antarctica. Whether it is for your residential space like the family room or even the break room at the office, mosques posters can give you beauty, serenity, style and spirituality. As per usual, you can alter your selected mosques posters to complement your existing interior design.

The architecture in mosques posters

As already mentioned, many mosques are famous works of architecture and are often built in a style that has stayed the same for many centuries. Many mosques have prayer halls, domes and minarets, while some may also have a courtyard. Mosques are often built with patterned walls, which is quite obvious when you peruse this selection of mosques posters. First established on the Arabian Peninsula, the Muslims who built the first mosques used old architectural styles. Many forms of mosques have developed in different regions of the Islamic world. Important mosque types include the early Abbasid mosques, T-type mosques and the central-dome mosques of Anatolia. In the 20th century, many countries that grew rich from oil paid for the building of many new mosques, some of which you will see in mosques posters. The rulers of these countries often hired leading architects to design these mosques, which also included non-Muslims.

Elements of the building

The essential architectural components of a mosque include the qibla, mihrab, minbar and the minaret. The qibla is the direction Muslims face when praying toward the Ka'ba in Mecca, thus the qibla wall is the wall in a mosque that faces Mecca. See if you can spot this in our mosques posters. The mihrab on the other hand is a niche in the qibla wall indicating the direction of Mecca. Due to its importance, it is usually the most ornate part of a mosque, highly decorated and often embellished with inscriptions from the Qur'an. Another vital element is the minbar, a podium in the form of a staircase on which the prayer leader stands when delivering a sermon after Friday prayer. Mosques posters also feature the minaret, which is a tall tower attached or adjacent to a mosque. A great example of this is the mosques poster "Orient Mosque".

Beautiful samples of mosques posters

All over the globe there are beautiful mosques that have historic value and tremendous visual appeal. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the United Arab Emirates is a wonderful example of this. The mosques poster "Abu Dhabi Mosque" displays this massive Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi which has the world’s largest Persian carpet. Another incredible sight is the Suleymaniye Mosque in Turkey. Built during the reign of Süleyman I, this beautiful mosque features exceptional use of marble, granite and porphyry. You can view this in the mosques poster "Istanbul Mosque". Located in the UNESCO-listed old city of Jerusalem, Al Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. This stunning structure has been rebuilt several times throughout history due to repeatedly being hit by earthquakes, and you can have its beauty within your abode in the form of the mosques poster "Al-Aqsa Mosque - Jerusalem".
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