Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 1 decade ago

RamadaN : is tajj mahal an islamic ..........?

architecture ? why or why not ?

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    There are palaces, fortresses, great monuments built by rulers of all times. Even Arabs Kings of today have astonishing palaces. Taj Mahal was built by ShahJahan over his wife Mumtaz's tomb. He didn't build that in the name of Islam, something for his beloved as personal. One of a masterpiece out of his many buildings, like Jama Masjid in Delhi, Red fort and so on. Islamicaly it is wrong to build domes over tombs and the money spend on such structures could have been used to feed the poor or do some good for the public people. That would have been the best for those who wish the eternal reward from their lord. There is one thing. Inside Tajmahal, there are Quranic verses written in caligraphy. One of the verse reads from Surah Al-Rahman 'All that is on earth will perish; But will abide (forever) the ― full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour.' That gives a chilling for those who give their thoughts. Where are the Kings and their belongings. All are destined to perish by the time. Nothing remains and none remained, except the Face of thy Lord 'Face of thy Lord'

    Edit: User below: Think yourself. What if every king starts building domes for the beloved. What would the poor man do for his lovely wife. Why didn't beloved Prophet (s.a.w) even raised up the grave of Khadeeja (r.a) whom he loved so much. Is building tombs a tradition of any prophets (pbut), or Sahaba (r.a).... then whom are we, Muslims supposed to follow... I am not arguing, just think brother. If there is any genuine tradition from Islamic teachings, I would never deny this. Let's not take into what every King and rulers have done in Islamic history to be Islamic.

  • zahid
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Taj Mahal represents the finest and most sophisticated example of Mughal architecture. Its origins lie in the moving circumstances of its commission and the culture and history of an Islamic Mughal empire's rule of large parts of India.

    Taj Mahal architecture is a kind of fusion of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture.

    The main gateway, with its domed central chamber, is situated at the end of the long watercourse. On one side of the Taj Mahal is the Mosque and on the other, the Naqqar Khana, built mainly to maintain its symmetry. The main building, that of the Taj itself, stands on a raised, square platform with its four abridged corners, forming an unequal octagon. The architecture of Taj Mahal of Agra has made use of the interlocking arabesque concept.

  • 1 decade ago

    it was built by the muslims under the Mughal empire. the emperor built it in the memory of his favorite wife. although the Mughals where a mongol tribe by origin, they had been influenced by persian and arabic culture so its an islamic architecture at its best. and yes, it is a Mausoleum.

  • 1 decade ago

    Salam Yes Tajj mahal is the islamic architecture buildings which were dedicated by an emperor Shahjahan to his beloved wife after she died.The emperor and his family were muslims.This olace become the object of tourism in India.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No its not.

    It's a Tomb for the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shajahan, Mumtaz.

    In Islam we are Not supposed to Build Tombs.

  • FTL
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    If the Quranic verses on the building does not convince you, i don't know what will..........

    It's an Indo-Islamic architecture.......

  • 1 decade ago

    i was built by a mughal king.. who was a muslim... he built it for his wife...

    but it is not islamic

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