SEMANTIC LINKS OF FORMS USED IN MOSQUE ARCHITECTURE

Abstract

Author(s): K羹bra YA?MUR? A. Ya?mur TOPRAKLI**

Abstract In Islam, no temple is required for worship, but over time, the development of mosque architecture based on certain forms is observed. Physical conditions, such as weather, require a closed space for worship. In this respect, the construction of masjids is not compulsory but encouraged in Islamic culture. However, Islam does not describe a structural typology about the mosque architecture. The basic teachings of Islam are guiding in the construction of Masjids. It is clear that formalist solutions and ostentatious practices are incompatible with these teachings. In this context, it is not right to attribute sacredness to the mosque being built or to be built. The main purpose of the building should be that it is functional and fulfills its function. In addition, centuries of Islamic architecture have produced solutions to some problems and needs. Architectural elements such as mihrab, minbar and courtyard are elements that are formed for function in mosques and make it easier to use. The aim of this study, which is prepared on the forms used in mosques, is to address the traditional assumptions, practices, semantic relationships in Islamic culture and to understand the relationship between concepts and practices

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