Mirrors of Faith: Islam Photos
Dome of the Rock, 691 CE
Jerusalem, Israel. Earliest and many believe finest of the Islamic structures built by Ummayyads. Third holiest Muslim site in the world.
Courtyard, Ibn Tulun Mosque, 879 CE
Cairo, Egypt. Largest and oldest of Cairo's Islamic monuments modeled after a mosque in Mecca.
Smiling Monk, Qing Zhen Si, Great Mosque of China
Northridge, California. Eid al-Fitr public prayers end the thirty day fast of Ramadan.
Yesil Camii,Green Mosque, 1421 CE
Kashmiri Woman in Black Headdress
Mosque of Abul Haggag
Luxor, Egypt. Mosque was expanded inside Luxor Temple in 1968 during Egyptologists summer vacation.
Mother and Child at Eid al-Fitr
Valley of Kidron (Jehoshaphat)
Jerusalem, Israel. Muslims and Christians believe this is the location of "Judgment Day."
Detail, Taj Mahal, 1630 CE
Agra, India. Muslims are forbidden to decorate with graven images and have developed a style employing floral decorations, inlay with precious stones and quotations from the Holy Qu'ran to decorate public buildings.
Men embrace following Eid al-Fitr prayers
Hagia Sophia, 532 CE
Istanbul, Turkey. Originally a Christian church, Muslim minarets were added in 1453 when Turkish forces took Constantinople. Ataturk turned the building into a museum in 1935.