Conversing With The Lord

The Sultan Hassan Mosque is a compact and stylish mosque.It is one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture.

The building was commissioned by Sultan Hassan bin Al-Nasir Muhammad bin Qalawun in 1356 AD as a mosque and religious school for all four juristic branches of Sunni Islam.

Construction started in 1356 AD and ended 7 years later in 1363 AD

By Saira Bhatti
Taken on: July 1, 2011

Turpan’s Green Mosque

The main street is full of mosques, one after the other, and this photo is a close up of the entrance and two central minarets to ‘the green mosque’.

4-6% of China’s population (i.e. 40-60 million) are Muslim. Amongst other things Turpan is famous in China for its grapes, and is home to the annual grape festival.

By Farrukh
Taken on: December 5, 2006
Location: Turpan is located in the center of the XinJiang province in an area known as the “Turpan Depression”, 328ft. below sea level, the lowest and the hottest place in all of China.