Since its first publication, this superbly produced volume has become the classic in its field. It traces the history and development of the mosque since the time of the prophet Muhammad, explaining its traditional religious and teaching role in Muslim society as well as its architectural and decorative features. Richly illustrated with material drawn from a wide range of sources, this book serves as an invaluable guide to an understanding of the mosque's role throughout the world.
Martin Frishman is an architect and lecturer at University College London. Hasan-Uddin Khan is an architect, writer and former director of Special Projects and Public Education at the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.