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Appreciating the Architecture of Madinah (Spahic Omer)

Appreciating the Architecture of Madinah (Spahic Omer)

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ISBN: 9781933764061
Author: Spahic Omer
Publisher: Dar Al Wahi Publication (Malaysia)
Pages: 416 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

This book provides a comprehensive framework for appreciating the architecture of Madinah.

Its objectives Are Tripartite:

To study the history, to some extent, the current state of architecture in Madinah from an interdisciplinary and qualitative perspective

To contribute positively to the dynamic architectural and urban growth of Madinah by shedding more light on its architectural past and its relationship with the present

To enrich the academic world with a significant reference on the history and theory of Islamic architecture and its relationship with Islamic civilization taking the city of Madinah and its long and colourful architectural history as a reference and case study.

In other words, the book intends to unveil the exceptionality of Madinah as an urban marvel by means of delving into its architectural history and development. The book demonstrates that architecture resided at the heart of the city’s cultural existence and evolution, affirming the close and harmonious rapport between the two spheres.

The architecture of Madinah, additionally, contributed greatly to making the city a microcosm of the whole Muslim community and its global civilizational presence and destiny.

The book is written from an interdisciplinary perspective, employing mainly descriptive qualitative research methods. The book aims to create a new integrative and multidisciplinary viewpoint, or outlook, for the themes at hand by thinking and researching across traditional boundaries that define established academic disciplines.

It taps into the methods and insights of several academic fields of study, with architecture being only one of them.

Table of Contents


From Yathrib To Madina: Prophet Muhammad and The Nation of The City

Prophet Muhammad as the Source of Architecture Creativity

Reflections on The History and The Architectural Development of The Prophet's Mosque

The Main Characteristic of The Traditional Residential Architecture in Madinah

The Prophet’s Mosque as a catalyst for the Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Madinah.




About The Author

Dr. Spahic Omer, an award-winning author, is an Associate Professor at the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

He studied in Bosnia, Egypt and Malaysia. In the year 2000, he obtained his PhD from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur in the field of Islamic history and civilization. His research interests cover Islamic history, culture and civilization, as well as the history and theory of Islamic built environment.


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