Thursday 21 July 2022

Seven Wonders of the Muslim World

Most of us grew up remembering and mugging up the famous seven wonders of the world and if you ask any student around the world about the seven wonder, he would instantly count back all these seven wonders. But if you ask someone what are the Seven Wonders of the Muslim World? The answer in most cases will be display of ignorance with blank eyes.

But the Muslim architecture is one of the richest trove of buildings that are spread around the world and leave one in awe when one get to see these from close quarters. In fact wherever Muslims went, they left behind a rich legacy of their architecture which attracts a large number of tourists from around the world and leave them mesmerized by the phenomenal Muslim architecture which has no parallel.

 Although Taj Mahal, the ivory-white marble mausoleum on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan build by Muslim emperor, ranks in the seven wonders of the world, it is a mere resting place of the queen Mumtaz Mahal of the Moghul emperor. 

But the Islamic architectural wonders that we are going to introduce today are places of worship of Muslims, which show the love of Muslims to their Creator One and the only God. These Islamic wonders are immensely rich in Muslim aspirations and are heavily carved with verses from Qur'an immaculately and in awe inspiring designs. Muslim architecture specifically include  minarets, muqarnas, arabesque, Islamic geometric motifs, pointed arch, multifoil arch, onion dome and pointed dome.

The seven wonders of Islamic world are:
The video below shows the wonderful architecture of places mentioned above and am sure this video would leave a lasting impression of the viewers about richness and aesthetical designs of these architectural wonders:
However, the wonders of Islamic world cannot be restricted to these seven only for each Islamic building is unique in design and abounds in novel ideas and structural designs which are spanned all over the world. You may visit the sites mentioned below to know more about Muslim architecture and their unique designs.

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Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so  that they are able to discuss issues with Non Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

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