Haettu kohde: Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque


    Kohde : Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque

    Arkkitehti : Amr ibn al-Aas (rakennuttaja)

    Valm.vuosi : 642 (1. maininta)

    Paikkakunta : Cairo

    Maa : Egypt

    Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)

    Kuvaus :

    “The mosque of ‘Amr, the first mosque to be built in Egypt, was founded by commander-in-chief of the conquering Arab troops, ‘Amr Ibn al-Aas. Arab medieval historians call it Taj al Jawami, or the Crown of the Mosques…
    The mosque was founded in 641-42 as a place of prayer for the Arab troops in their garrison city, al-Fustat. The original building, much smaller than the present one measured no more than fifty by thirty cubits, or about twenty-nine by seventeen meters. On its northeastern side, separated from it by a lane, was the house of Amr and nearby, that of his son.
    The original mosque was unpretentious, without a courtyard, plaster or decoration. Its floor was not paved, it lacked a minaret, and the qibla or Mecca orientation was not, as in all later mosques, indicated by a concave niche. Creswell assumes that it must have been built of mud brick and palm trunks, like the Prophet’s mosque attached to his house at Medina. This predecessor of all mosques established only minimal requirements for those to follow. Not even the minaret was essential, for Bilal, the Prophet’s muezzin, had called the faithful to prayer from a rooftop. Indeed, the only indispensable feature of a mosque was of its orientation toward Mecca, dictated by Muslim prayer ritual.”

    Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, Islamic architecture in Cairo: An introduction, The American University in Cairo Press, 1998, p. 47

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski