Islamic Architecture
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
is there any rule in islam related to a building structure??? i would be pleased to hear them from you all.thank you

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Muhammad Rifki Mazhar
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
There is nothing in quran to specify HOW you build. It depends on the designer's mind , intelligence and the resources they got. It is open to be the "best" there is under the curcumistances you got; that, quran would encourage on.
Ah, it better be safe.

Zainab Nakshabandi
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
I believe traditional Islamic houses have a Selamlik and a Haremlik. In other words the part nearest the outside is the area for male activities(Selamlik) and the part farthest from the outside is the area for female activities (Haremlik).

This format / layout follows many cultures in the the ancient world such as Greek, Roman and Egyptian.
Frank John Snelling
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
there is some traditions "hadeeth" the prophet Muhammed(peace be upon him) said, related to the construction of houses, such as "la darar wa la dirar", it's really difficult to me to translate it into english, but it means that if you want to build house, shop...etc you haven't to harm your neighbour, which means for example, if you want to build any house beside another one, it's illegal to open window overlooks the next house, because like this you are harming his privacy.
and Mr.Snelling. The hremlik and salemlik as far as i know exists only in the ottoman houses.
Waleed Akef
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
This is an interesting topic ad one that definitely needs further reserach. As far as I am aware, there is an aya in the Qur'an mentioning the height of houses. I think it was in reference to the Thamud people who built high houses symbolising arrogance - but you would need a Qur'anic scholar to give you an accurate reference. I hope this helps.
Cleo Cantone
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
there is a hadith which one of our proffessor here at cept, ahmedabad had told me. i am really grateful to him for that. i am not sure about its religious source. may be someone can shade more light on it. the hadith goes like this "the house is an extension of mosque". i find this to be a really interesting concept. and if one tries to understand it in depth probably one can derive not just the qualities of architectural space but also aspects related with city planning. because everything in that sense be it mosque or a house directs towards holy kaba and thus mecca. in which sense one can also say that an architectural space is not simply a matter of quantity but it also has qualitative aspects ot it. i am really lookind forward to an intersting discussion and comments. thank you.
MohammedAyaz Pathan
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
"the house is an extension of mosque"
- as the mosque is a sacred space, could the house by extension thus not also be regarded as a sacred place. The ambiance of the house should then harmonise with, and support man's need to be ever mindful of God's Rememberance and Presence. Sanctified man (khalifatullah), being God's representative on earth.
At this point, matters would overlap with the principles of traditional Islamic Art, which reflect the Tawhid (Unicity of Being). This would not exclude the Uniqueness of different peoples and their particular genius in expression.
Saait Samodien
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
salaam al bayt -

"the house is an extension of mosque"

In a transactional, lingustic sense could this not be interpreted that the spiritual grace of Islam is to go from the mosque into the house, rather than the other way around?

The Quran is clear that folks should avoid giving offense in their living, in their building whenever possible.

"It's not a house, it's a home." (- Bob Dylan, American folksinger)
Anthony Stewart
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
One thing that People in Hofuf-Saudi Arabia avoided in building houses: bathrooms' stalls should not face qibla.
Hend Al Mansour
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
I would remind all that many Islamic architects have tried to emulate the description of "heaven" by placing "flowing water" and "fruit trees" in the landspace. Of course other "beautiful" beings would help.
Mehmet Tulga
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
In general, there is smthg related to the religion & tradition to design a house.
1- If you want to separate between men & women when designing a house you are taking in consideration the islamic rules because you are respecting the privacy of ladies inside their houses & you avoid strange men to see them.
2- The orientation of the toilets "wc" shouldn't be to the KIBLA, and it is very important as a muslim designer or owner of a house.
That was for the house itself.
Another things should be taking in consideration are related to the ethical of muslim people, like they posted above " la darar wala dirar"
... .. .
Jihad Mansour
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
Moidu Shafi
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
I think there is no rules in Al-Quran and Al-hadits specially created for architecture. Moslem do architecture by comforting it with their activity (according to quran and hadits) . For example, women needs to protect their �aurat� from their �mahrom� so that they need a special room separated from men�s area. And also moslems do the activity to pray that need a room oriented to kiblat. So I think Quran created rules for the activity and believing, than architecture follows as a facilitator to make it work.
Shofia Ishar
how to build a house in accordance to Al- qur'an and hadith ???
Hi Muhammad, you can check that page,

The Islamic Architecture and its Specificities in Teaching Curricula


Dr. Afif Bahnassi



Chapter One : The Characteristics of Islamic Architecture

A- The Beginning of Architecture

B- Construction and Architecture

C- The Terminology of Islamic Architecture

D- The Characteristics of Islamic Architecture

E- The Human Scale

F- Islamic Urban and Architectural Precepts

G- Natural Ventilation

H- Architecture and Ornamentation

I- Unity and Diversity in Islamic Architecture

Chapter Two : Modernizing Islamic Architecture for the Benefit of Architects in the Islamic World and Abroad

A- Authenticity and Modernity

B- The Fate of Modernity

C- Awareness of the Importance of Islamic Architecture

D- Modernizing Architectural Design

E- The Development of Islamic Architecture

F- Development of Ornaments and Calligraphy

G- Belonging and Creativity

H- Modern Islamic Architecture Applications : Presentation and Analysis

I- Awards for Modernization, Authenticity and Theoretical Studies

Chapter Three : Development of Islamic Architectural Arts Teaching in Universities to Keep Face with Future Innovations

A- Stages of the Architectural Educational Curriculum

B- Architecture, a Acience and an Art

C- Archaeology and Research in the Architectural Heritage

D- The Search for the Islamic Aesthetics in the Field of Architecture and Art

E- Islamic Architectural Theories

F- Islamic Architectural Design

G- Discovery of Innovative Talents

H- Dictionaries and Islamic Architectural Terminology

I- The Profession and Islamic Architectural Arts

Chapter Four : Emphasizing Religious and Civilisational Features and Sublime Values in Islamic Arts

A- Religion and Civilization

B- Prohibition of Representation in Art

C- Search for Righteousness and Creativity in Art

D- Islamic Guidelines in Architectural Principles

E- Search for Islamic Aesthetics

Chapter Five : The Role of Islamic Arts in Reflecting Muslim Values, History and Civilization

A- Are Islamic Arts Religious ?

B- The Role of Architecture in Serving Islamic Values

C- The City in the Service of Islamic Values

D- The House as a Container of Islamic Values

E- The Religious Role of Plastic Arts

F- The Images of Messengers and the History of the Prophet (PBUH)

G- Mosque Through Art


Publications of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - ISESCO - 1424 A.H. / 2003 A.D.

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