20+ Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings That Highlight The Wonders Of Islamic Architecture

November 14, 2014 8:41 am 0 comments Views:

Mosques throughout the Muslim world have some of the most intricate and exquisite architecture ever created by mankind. There’s too much amazing architecture in them to cover in just one post, so we decided to focus simply on the mosque’s ceilings – something the faithful might see when they look up to the heavens.

These images show just how heavily mathematics and geometry featured into Islamic architecture in the Arab world and elsewhere. The repeating perfect spirals and geometric forms are reminiscent of the intricate mandalas found in Buddhist art as well.

Iran is known for its extraordinary collection of stunning mosques, which we wrote about here, but there are beautiful mosques elsewhere as well. We’d love to see your photos of amazing mosque ceilings submitted below and invite you to vote for your favorites!

#1 Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

#2 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

#3 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

#4 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

#5 Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran

#6 Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

#7 Shah Mosque , Isfahan, Iran

Shah Mosque , Isfahan, Iran

#8 Jalil Khayat Mosque, Arbil, Iraq

Jalil Khayat Mosque, Arbil, Iraq

#9 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

#10 Grand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Grand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

#11 Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

#12 Al Soltan Qalawoon Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

Al Soltan Qalawoon Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

#13 Taj Mahal Mosque Ceiling

Taj Mahal Mosque Ceiling

#14 Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

#15 Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

#16 Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran

#17 Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz, Iran

#18 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

#19 Bahaud-Din Naqshband Mausoleum, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bahaud-Din Naqshband Mausoleum, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

#20 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

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