As you read in your textbook, the first Islamic houses of worship were rehabbed from Christian churches. As the mosque came into its own right, the structure developed unique architectural elements that differentiated it from Jewish synagogues and Christian churches. The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with the elements of the Islamic mosque.
The attached chart is a schematic plan of a typical Islamic mosque.
The individual components have been labeled. Using the information from this week’s reading assignments as well as the YouTube videos, identify the purpose and/or function of each of the elements. Here are some resources:
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