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Islamic Architecture
 
Beautiful historic domes
Respected readers of this topic, I would like to express first of all my heartfelt greetings to all of you for your time to read this topic. I have started this topic with the above caption after getting frustrated with the architects of our times who profess themselves to be complying with the islamic theme and form and yet cannot attain even a simple dome in any country for that matter that encompasses the previous glory. I have been trying to see a mosque which should be equal to the ones built by the great Moghuls in India.

The new ones do not have the symmetry or the grace of a perfect dome and yet we are boasting of incorporating modern form with the traditional. Are there any architects left in this world who would be able to accomplish a similar feat of constructing a splendid mosque with a real dome? I wish there were some who had the knowledge of the bygone era.
Imran Khan
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Beautiful historic domes
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu

Dear Bro. Imran Khan
While noting down the significance of the dome. Do have a look at the Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur too. It is world's second largest doom. It resembles like an indoor stadia. It does not have any beams or columns to support in between. InsaAllah I shall send you more information on the same. Apart from this you do look into the domes of the Jamia Masjid of Gulbarga it has several domes. According to the authors this mosque resembles the Great Mosque of Cardova in Spain.

Wassalam
Azmathulla Shariff
Azmathulla Shariff
Beautiful historic domes
Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Bro. Imran Khan
The Mosulleum of Hazrat Khawja Bandenawaz is note worthy in Gulbarga. The interiors of the dome (Gumbaz)has been decorated with colourfull mirrors embeded & it portrays beautiful verses from Quran. This is so beautiful that everything has been done with precise mathematical precision. For further information you may access related sites.

Wassalam
Azmathulla Shariff
Azmathulla Shariff
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