Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mosque Architecture

"Ahassan05" wrote on Wikipedia discussion page:
Hexagrams [in the Arab world the name of the hexagrams is Solomon's Seal]  continue to be used in newly constructed mosques around the world because it’s a part of the repertoire of arabesque designs that have been standard now for over millennia. Just look at the mosque in DC or any number of mosques built in Jersey. Or the reconstructed mosques in Bosnia, or the repair work done by the Saudis in Mecca and Medina, or the new mosques that are going up in Islamabad; Also the mosque in Paris. There is no basis to say that the hexagram is avoided. As a political symbol the hexagram is detested, but as an abstract geometrical design no one really cares.

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