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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