Fathy, Hassan. Memorandum Regarding The Situation Of The Islamic Complex Planned To Be Built In Tripoli. 17 Dec. 1974. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Written to: State President of Lebanon Rashid Abdul Hamid Karami And The Responsible Parties For The Islamic Center Project at Tripoli.
Date: December 17, 1974
This document is in relation to the Islamic Center of Tripoli, Libya. The center included a Jami' mosque with minarets, a Dar al-Fatwa, an administration building for pious endowments (Idarat al-Awqaf), and a court for Sharia law. Fathy offers some comments in this document on modern Islamic architecture and the importance of maintaining an Islamic cultural identity in the design of current structures.