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.
World of Islam
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.
The second publication in the Institute’s new World of Islam series, Beyond the Mosque: Diverse Spaces of Muslim Worship, is a first person exploration of sacred spaces across the breadth of the Muslim world.
Eplore a photo album featuring diverse historical and contemporary Muslim Spaces of Worship and Gathering that reflect the rich intellectual, cultural, spiritual and institutional pluralism of the worldwide Muslim community, Umma.