15Feb2010 Inside a Mosque Categories: Haiku Geometric art Quranic calligraphy — No graven image Inside dome of Regents Park Mosque, London Inside domes of Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul Related 3 comments on “Inside a Mosque” Inside a mosque you will not find representation of God. Nor any portrayal of prophets or angels – or other animate objects. Such practises are forbidden in Islam and seen as idolatrous. As such the two most prominent forms of visual artistic expression in Islamic civilisation are Calligraphy and Geometry. One the art of the written word and the other mathematical with its symmetrical patterns and designs. Flowers are prominent features of Islamic art aswell. The Prophet Muhammad even made it forbidden to portray him, as he is reported to have said: “Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger.” (alBukhari 4:654) Reply beautiful Reply Thanks – it’s lovely to see the interiors of different mosques – in different parts of the world, especially when there is cultural variation in architecture and designs. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.