Muslim Spaces of Worship and Gathering
- Geographical Distribution of Images
- The Mosque
- Spaces of Personal Retreat
- Spaces to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Husayn
- The Cemevi
- The Jamatkhana
- The Mevlevihane
- The Khanqah and Zawiya
There is an increasing body of academic literature on spaces and expressions of piety amongst Muslim communities. The following titles provide an introduction to various perspectives on the history, development and use of spaces by Muslims for worship and piety in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Flood, Finbar Barry. The Great Mosque of Damascus: Studies on the Makings of an Umayyad Visual Culture. E. J. Brill: Leiden, 2000.
Geels, Antoon. “A Note on the Psychology of Dhikr: The Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes in Istanbul,” International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 6:4 (1994), pp. 229-251.
Hawting, Gerald, ed. The Development of Islamic Ritual. The Formation of the Classical Islamic World, 26. Ashgate: London, 2006.
Jaschok, Maria and Shui Jingjun. The History of Women’s Mosques in Chinese Islam: A Mosque of their Own. Routledge: London, 2000.
Kahera, Akel Ismail. Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender and Aesthetics. University of Texas Press: Austin, 2002.
Keshani, Hussein. “Architecture and the Twelver Shi‘i Tradition: The Great Imambara Complex of Lucknow,” Muqarnas 23 (2006), pp. 219-250.
Lifchez, Raymond. The Dervish Lodge: Architecture, Art and Sufism in Modern Turkey. University of California Press: Los Angeles, 1992.
Manger, Leif, ed. Muslim Diversity: Local Islam in Global Contexts. Routledge: London, 1999.
Metcalf, Barbara Daly, ed. Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe. University of California Press: Los Angeles, 1996.
Norton, Augustus, R. Shi‘ism and the Ashura Ritual in Lebanon. Saqi Books: London, 2004.
Rabbat, Nasser. “The Meaning of the Umayyad Dome of the Rock,” Muqarnas 6 (1989), pp. 12-21.