A Blessed Valley

by Mostafa al-Badawi

Spirituality in Islam has always been strongly connected to the descendants of the Blessed Prophet. This book tells the story of a major branch of Ahl al Bayt or House of Prophecy, the Ba’Alawis of Southern Yemen.

ASpiritual Significance

in Islamic Architecture

This study explores in unprecedented detail and with authoritative textual references the deeper meanings of many of the elements of Islamic architecture.

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Spiritual Significance in
Islamic Architecture

It is a cosmic law that the universe that we know is made of complementary and interacting pairs, positive and negative, upper and lower, matter and anti-matter, and so on. That this is the reflection in the created universe of the polarization of the Divine Attributes into Attributes of Majesty and Attributes of Beauty has always been known to Muslim intellectuals.

This study explores in unprecedented detail and with authoritative textual references the deeper meanings of many of the elements of Islamic architecture.