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The King Abdullah I Mosque in Amman, Jordan, was built between 1982 and 1986 with a capacity of 3000 as a memorial to the late King Hussein’s Grandfather, His majesty as-Sayyid Abdullah I, King of Jordan.

The mosque is an example of modern Islamic architecture. Islam is Jordan’s state religion and about nine-tenths of the population are Sunni Muslims. Communal prayer is important in the Islamic religion, making the mosques a necessary part of worship.

On April 11, 2006, the structure was retired as Jordan’s national mosque, in favor of the newly built King Hussein Ben Talal Mosque.

Located inside the mosque is the Islamic Museum, with a collection of pottery and photographs of His Majesty King Abdullah I.

Designed by Tan Kok Hiang and Forum Architects, this building provides a boldly modern face to Islam by creatively re-interpreting the traditional form of the arabesque – a universally recognizable symbol of Islamic Art and Architecture. Contemporary materials such as fair-faced concrete and aluminum (for the intricate arabesque screens) are used to dramatic effect.

The domeless four-story mosque stands in a neighborhood of highrise residential buildings on the north side of the island.

Tropical climatic conditions were not the architects’ only concern when they started designing the mosque for the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

Project Details

* Project name: Assyafaah Mosque
* Client: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura
* Calligrapher: Yahiya, Xian China
* Principal designer/s: Tan Kok Hiang
* Contractor/s: Evan Lim Construction Pte. Ltd.

The Jumeirah Mosque is a dominant landmark of Dubai city. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, you will be washed in shadows by this elegant formation.
The Jumeirah Mosque is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition combined with modern building materials. Considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to the Jumeirah Mosque for non-Muslims, aimed at promoting cultural understanding and first-hand experience as an insight to the Islamic religion.