Mosque Architecture in the Malay World Abdul Halim Nasir

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Published: 2004

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188 pages


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Mosque Architecture in the Malay World  by  Abdul Halim Nasir

Mosque Architecture in the Malay World by Abdul Halim Nasir
2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 188 pages | ISBN: | 4.63 Mb

The mark of the existence of Islam in the Malay Archipelago is the mosque. The shape of earlier mosques constructed after the spread of Islam in this region is not clearly known. Only after the 15th century were the architectural trends andMoreThe mark of the existence of Islam in the Malay Archipelago is the mosque. The shape of earlier mosques constructed after the spread of Islam in this region is not clearly known.

Only after the 15th century were the architectural trends and influences clearly defined and it distinctly shows the influence of architectural elements present before the arrival of Islam in the region. These may be attributed to either the Hindu architecture or established local architecture.

It is now clear that the architecture of the earliest mosques in the Malay archipelago featured elements such as the Mew roof, or layered roof and this style is known as the Nusantara Malay design. In the course of this study, it became apparent that the Demak mosques in Java is the earliest mosque to be built in the Malay Archipelago, that is in the late 15th century. Such mosque design spread throughout the Malay World especially in the area occupied by Muslims. The expansion of Islam throughout the archipelago in the 15th and 16th centuries was accompanied by the building of mosques.

During that period, there already existed Islamic administrative centres in the region such as the Islamic governments of Java, Brunei, the Philippines, Pattani, Sumatera and Melaka. The establishment of these governments made it possible for the most highly skilled craftsmen to display their creativity. They built mosques in a fashion suitable with the climate and local surroundings, especially the hot climate and the rain that fell throughout the year. Furthermore, the ease and accessibility of timber as a building material did not detract the function of the mosque itself.

Architecture knows no boundaries or limitations to hinder its progress. The same can be said of the mosque, the symbol of Islam which encourages Muslims in the region to think and aspire so that mosque architecture does not remain static.



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