Exquisite Mosque Ceilings

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Thank God for the inspiration given to the talented architects and artists behind these beautiful buildings. Imagine praying beneath any one of these glorious ceilings! This collection of mosque (mainly) ceilings is organised from the oldest to newest.

1. Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

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Photo credit: http://www.bestourism.com/medias/dfp/9843

 

2. Great Mosque, Cordoba

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3. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan – 1603

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4. Sultan Ahmet (Blue Mosque), Istanbul – 1609-1616

Photo credit: http://www.maxineschnitzer.com

Photo credit: http://www.maxineschnitzer.com

 

5. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore – 1634

Photo Credit: Abdul Mutlib

Photo Credit: Abdul Mutlib

 

 6. Tilya-Kori Madrassah, Samarqand – 1646-1660

Photo credit: Subhi Bora

 

7. Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta – 1647

Photo credit: https://thedayisgreen.wordpress.com

Photo credit: https://thedayisgreen.wordpress.com

 

8. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore – 1671

Photo credit: Yawar Masood

Photo credit: Yawar Masood

 

9. Nasir Al-Mulk (Pink Mosque) – 1876-1888

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10. Seyyed Mosque, Isfahan – Mid 19th C

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Photo credit: facebook.com/fisheyepov

 

11. Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul – 2009

Photo credit: Imagebroker/Alamy

Photo credit: Imagebroker/Alamy

12. Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya, Malaysia – 2010

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/razuryza/5571397456

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/razuryza/5571397456