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History of Major Religions in Under 3 Minutes

I came across a video, posted by Business Insider, that shows how religions spread around the world. This video, primarily an interactive map, shows the growth of major religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and of course, Islam.

The video, in itself, has some minor flaws, such as the fact that Hinduism is shown to have originated in the Indus Valley Civilization — while the Indus Valley Civilization’s religion was slightly similar to modern-day Hinduism, it was not purely identical, and excluding a few major gods and idols, both have huge differences. Continue reading “History of Major Religions in Under 3 Minutes”

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Masjid, Putrajaya (Malaysia)

13 Masjids That Are Surrounded By Water

Apart from serving as places of worship, masjids also represent our cultural heritage and unique style of Islamic architecture. There are several magnificent and marvelous masjids around the world, but what about masjids that are surrounded by water?

In this post, we have put together some amazing, heart-capturing masjids that are surrounded by water. 🙂  Continue reading “13 Masjids That Are Surrounded By Water”

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The Legacy of Islamic Architecture in India

Islamic architecture can be seen all around the world. India is one such country where Islamic art and architecture is indeed very prominent.

Often, in foreign discourses, the discussion about Islamic architecture in India is confined to Taj Mahal at Agra and the Jama Masjid of Delhi. However, there is much more to it: be it the northern part of the country, or the coastal areas of the south, or the Deccan plateau region in central India, Islamic architectural marvels are present everywhere.  Continue reading “The Legacy of Islamic Architecture in India”