Images of worship: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Home & Away Saturday 27/May/2017 19:02 PM
By: Times News Service
Images of worship: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Everyone who lives in Muscat has driven past the architectural wonder that is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Many have visited, and many have prayed there too. This iconic monument of faith is not only a wonderful place of reflection and prayer, it is also home to an architectural museum of sorts, paying homage to the various eras of Islamic design, as well as many notable modern architectural features that serve as inspiration for the eyes and soul.

Contemplation on the Islamic Theme
Islamic art has been around for many ages, and it drew influences from classical resources such as calligraphy and Moghul and Safavid geometric designs, with a mix of rough textures that were later crafted into beautiful mosaic patterns. The design elements here are vast, as the Islamic theme mastered the art of free artistic expression that was inspired by geometry.