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Islamic Influences on American Architecture

Posted in Architecture, Art, Islam with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2010 by irydhan

Below is the power point slide show from a presentation I made in May 2009 to a group of Architects, Engineers and other interested people before a tour of the ISEB mosque in Fremont, CA

Because of all the recent Mosque controversies across the country, I thought some people may be interested to learn more about Mosques in general and Islamically influenced Architecture in the United States.  I think some of you may be pleasantly (or not ) surprised!

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions or comments (NOTE: some of  the text in the slides got cut off or is hard to read do to the transfer from Power Point to Word Press):

30 Mosques in 30 days

Posted in Activism, Architecture, Islam with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2009 by irydhan

30masjidHere is a link to a blog by two Muslim guys (Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq) travelling around NYC every day in Ramadan having iftaar (breaking of the fast) at a different mosque each night.

It’s pretty interesting because not only do they talk about the different types of food, but also the culture and history of the mosque as well.

They also got some very nice pictures.  Check it out here:

http://30mosques.tumblr.com/post/189907332/day-26-masjid-at-taqwa#disqus_thread

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