World of Islam

Further Reading

This work has benefited from a wide body of literature concerning spaces of worship in Islam, and Muslim communities and architecture more broadly. While the archetype of the mosque has often dominated this field of scholarship, this book has consulted a variety of works – both early and contemporary – to offer an inclusive account of Muslim piety in the 21st century.

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The Water is One, but the Flowers are Coloured (Al-Ma’ Wahid, Zahru Alwan)

According to the author, “In cities and towns all across the world—from Karachi and Tehran to Jakarta and Dakkar, Muslims find ways to express their devotion through acts of piety, not only in mosques but also in spaces as diverse as khanaqahs, imambaras and Jamatkhanas.

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