A Socio-Political Perspective on Islamic Architecture

A Socio-Political Perspective on  Islamic Architecture

(PART III: NABUWWAH & Architecture) This essay is an attempt to arrive at a definition of Islamic Architecture on the basis of Islamic Ideology. It takes as a starting point, the fact that Islam is a “way of life” and hence it has a sociological aspect. Architecture also has a sociological aspect, because it is an art form that addresses ...

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A Socio-Political Perspective on Islamic Architecture

A Socio-Political Perspective on  Islamic Architecture

This essay is an attempt to arrive at a definition of Islamic Architecture on the basis of Islamic Ideology. It takes as a starting point, the fact that Islam is a “way of life” and hence it has a sociological aspect. Architecture also has a sociological aspect, because it is an art form that addresses the basic needs of individuals ...

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Astana Expo Celebrates Alternative Energy

Astana Expo Celebrates Alternative Energy

What is the future of energy in the built environment? This (very broad) topic is the central theme presented at the expo-2017 Astana World Expo, held this summer in Astana, Kazakhstan. Like other world’s fairs, the Astana Expo serves as an international showcase for new ideas about technology, society, and the planet. As expected at such an event, the host ...

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Earthquake threat to Karachi exposes cracks in system

Earthquake threat to Karachi exposes cracks in system

  By AFP News Legend has it that seven revered Islamic saints whose shrines are located across Karachi have for centuries protected the city from natural calamities. But after another deadly earthquake killed up to 300 people in Balochistan recently, there are fears that the presence of the saints may not be enough to protect the 14 million people from ...

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