First Mosque Designed by a Woman in Turkey

A friend posted this video clip on facebook about the First Mosque in Turkey designed by a Woman (Zeynep Fadillioglu):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7985351.stm

I was impressed with the creativity and look of the Sakirin Mosque in Istanbul, especially with the stylized mihrab, elegant mimbar and blown glass “rain drops” hanging from a chandelier on the inside of the 130 foot diameter dome.  The design is very contemporay, yet very respectful of the past Islamic traditions, such as the Quranic Calligraphy etched into the interior glass.

I look forward to seeing some more innovative Islamic designs around the world by both Muslim Women and Men:)!

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