Islamic architecture is world renowned for a number of reasons especially its skilful application of small, ornate details, and its consistency through the ages.
From exterior façades that consist of mashrabiya-style carvings, to Arabic calligraphy that meticulously marks the walls of a room, to luxurious materials like gold and marble merging together on the same palette, Islamic architecture doesn’t shy away from extravagant design.
And in the spirit of Ramadan, we’ve decided to round up the world’s most iconic mosques. Old and new, our selection doesn’t discriminate. It’s time to cherish these achievements in design one more time.