Architecture

In this section students write on relationships between Islamic spirituality and space as manifested in various architectural forms, particularly in mosques.

The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque built by the architect Mohammad Hassan Me’mar in 1888 CE in old town Shiraz. When he finished the monument, he wrote the following epigraph lines borrowed from the poet Sa’di (1292 CE) on one of its walls:

“The point was to leave an image of us after our demise;

for life [in this form] is transient.”

غرض نقشی است کز ما باز ماند

که  هستی   را  نمی بینم   بقائی 

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