Masjid Design – Islamic Architecture – Rawalpindi

Masjid Design in Rawalpindi

Exquisite use of marble & Jeffery design in our recent masjid architecture project in Rawalpindi.  A masjid exterior design reflects the centuries-old traditional art, heritage and values of our rich Islamic History & Civilization. A mosque in its many forms is the quintessential Islamic building anywhere in the world.

Not only do the buildings themselves serve as centres for community and social services, but their designs reflect Muslim beliefs and morals, and reveal the rich history of Islam.

Masjid Design – Prominent Features of Islamic Architecture

Light & Space in Masjid Design

In Islamic architecture, light is influential in designing the interiors of mosques and other buildings. According to the Quran, light represents the sanctity of the Almighty and it was one of his very first creations, so natural light is a requisite element in Islamic architecture. Secondly, space plays an important role, while the inner prayer area hall is decorated with delicate art on the walls and ceilings as well as the arches and pillars. The outside courtyard or sehn holds a pivotal role as the believers gather here more often and often hold meetings here.

Jaferi Design

The ornamental designs of Jaferi strike similar patterns as calligraphy, one of the prime features of Islamic sacred decoration. These Jaferi designs are delicately carved perforated components that mediate the amount of sunlight that enters the room and they are practically necessary, as they filter out the heat and keep the building cool, which is ever important in the middle east and Asian weather.

Arch & Pillars

The Muslims mastered the use and design of the arch more than any other civilisation. The passion they had for this motif is due to the regularly mystical/symbolic meanings associated with it, as well as its functional advantages.
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