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role of ABLUTION POND in changing microclimate of mosque court yard and internal area in earlier period.
WADHU is the Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body using water in preparation for SALAH..
FOR that ablution tank was built in courtyard.
Is this was built only for ablution or it has any connection in change micro climate of mosque...
Firoz Ahmed
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role of ABLUTION POND in changing microclimate of mosque court yard and internal area in earlier period.
Firoz,
I think it serves the dual purpose.On one hand it is for cleanliness of soul and body and on the other it improves the micro climate of the area specially in hot and dry region.
Asif Ali
role of ABLUTION POND in changing microclimate of mosque court yard and internal area in earlier period.
Salam,
I agree with Asif that the objective of these ablutions ponds or fountains was dual and even more. The ablutions space of course, but also micro climate generator and aesthetic detail in the whole space. Water changes color, attracts birds the simple view of a water surface relaxes and fills the space of life. Beside its practical dimension, water has a symbolic meaning as well. All these aspects and others were certainly considered in the design of some mosques courtyards. On the other hand, the Muslims were not the precursors of installing water ponds in their courtyards but the Romans did and the Etruscan before them. The atrium and its impluvium are master spaces in the domus italicum. Therefore, the water ponds in our mosques do not exist to serve as ablution spaces only.
Naima Benkari
role of ABLUTION POND in changing microclimate of mosque court yard and internal area in earlier period.
both.....in fact with closed spaces and different life stlye tha elements of mosque has changed a lot....we provided separate prayer spaces in commercial bldgs.in gulf region.
Dushyant Nathwani
role of ABLUTION POND in changing microclimate of mosque court yard and internal area in earlier period.
salam
thanx asif ,naima ,dushyant for your response

now its clear that ablution pond serves dual purpose . can u tell me the relation between dimension of pond and mosque courtyard (if any).
Firoz Ahmed
role of ABLUTION POND in changing microclimate of mosque court yard and internal area in earlier period.
Firoz, In Turkey, most of the Mosques and Camis have water tanks with rows of taps to enable the washing of hands and feet before prayers.
Frank John Snelling
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