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Spiritual Significance in Islamic Architecture

Spiritual Significance in Islamic Architecture

Islamic Village
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Islamic Architecture is among the most recognizable and most admired in the world. It’s known for its beauty, precision, and timelessness, but few understand the meanings and metaphors that underpin it. In this book, Dr Mostafa Badawi takes an unprecedented look at the Spiritual Significance in Islamic Architecture taking the reader on a journey to uncover long forgotten meanings.
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Islamic Architecture is among the most recognizable and most admired in the world. It’s known for its beauty, precision, and timelessness, but few understand the meanings and metaphors that underpin it.

In this incredible new publication, Dr. Mostafa Badawi takes an unprecedented look at the Spiritual Significance in Islamic Architecture taking the reader on a journey to uncover long forgotten meanings.

This stunning production comprises of 452 full colour pages with premium gold gilted edges, cloth hardback, and dust jacket making it a must have for every home and a perfect gift.

Book Blurb

It is a cosmic law that the universe that we know is made of complementary and interacting pairs, positive and negative, upper and lower, matter and anti-matter, and so on. That this is the reflection in the created universe of the polarization of the Divine Attributes into Attributes of Majesty and Attributes of Beauty has always been known to Muslim intellectuals.

But that this law is represented pervasively in all Islamic art and especially architecture has been lost sight of by the Muslims of today. In fact, everything in a traditional Muslim environment, not only architecture, but furniture, utensils, clothes, and calligraphy, is a spiritual reminder of God and the laws governing this world and the next. This study explores in unprecedented detail and with authoritative textual references the deeper meanings of many of the elements of Islamic architecture.

About The Author

Dr. Mostafa Badawi was born in Cairo in 1948. He graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1971 and thereafter completed his postgraduate training in the United Kingdom in 1985. He has been practicing as a consultant psychiatrist since then. Dr. al-Badawi has authored several books in English, including Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, The Prophetic Invocations, and Sufi Sage of Arabia: Biography of Imam al-Haddad.

He is a distinguished authority on the history and teachings of the Ba 'Alawi Sayyids. He studied under many shaykhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad.

Dr. Badawi is one of the leading contemporary translators of Islamic books from Arabic to English and has authored several books in Arabic. In addition, he has translated from the original Arabic into English several of Imam Abdallah ibn Alawi al-Haddad's works, including The Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Gifts for the Seeker, Wisdom and Knowledge, Good Manners, and Mutual Reminding. He also translated into English Habib Ahmad al-Haddad's Key to the Garden as well as Shaykh Abd al-Khaliq ash-Shabrawi's Degrees of the Soul.

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EAN 13 / ISBN 9780952085362
Author Mostafa al-Badawi
Publisher Islamic Village
Pages 452
Manufacturer Islamic Village
Year Published 2021
Weight 4.8 lb
Width 7.9 in
Height 9.2 in
Depth 1.6 in

EAN 13 / ISBN 9780952085362
Author Mostafa al-Badawi
Publisher Islamic Village
Pages 452
Manufacturer Islamic Village
Year Published 2021
Weight 4.8 lb
Width 7.9 in
Height 9.2 in
Depth 1.6 in

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