25 Beautiful Mosques Worldwide

Al Irsyad Mosque

Year Built: 2010

Location: Kota Baru Parahyangan, Padalarang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

This mosque by M. Ridwan Kamil draws on the tradition of using Islamic calligraphy as both decoration and a light source, as the writing is made up of windows, to create a graphic, modern interpretation of the mosque. Light becomes the decorative medium here, with bars of light streaming in and the writing illuminating an entire wall with the words of the Qu'ran.

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