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This article was first published in the Arts Magazine.
As the locus of the life system eminating from the Holy Quran and the Prophetic Sunna, architecture is inevitably either the engine of Islamic tradition, propelling the collective social and cultural legacy of Islam down through the ages, or its nemesis, decimating it. (From the preface to Part I in issue 213.)