First Islamic Architecture Mosque Tour in the Bay Area

ISEB Mosque Tour Flyer

The Islamic Society of the East Bay (ISEB) will host its first Islamic Architecture Mosque tour in Fremont, CA. The tour of the 10,000 square foot mosque and recently completed 13,000 square foot school building will be lead by Amin Adil Qazi, Architect,  AIA (American Institute of Architects), and Shakeel Ahmed, PE. The tour will also include a presentation about Islamic influences on American Architecture by Irfan Rydhan, Assoc. AIA.“This event offers a unique opportunity for the Arc … [Read more...]

First Mosque Designed by a Woman in Turkey

The Sakirin Mosque in Istanbul, 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.stmI 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 Qu … [Read more...]


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