IWA Concept in Mosque, Masjid Interior Design

Mosques and masjids, which are sacred places where the call to prayer echoes, where hearts turning towards Allah find peace, where the most sincere prayers are made, are places that give a unique aesthetic and spiritual depth in terms of interior decoration.

Priority of Interior Decoration in Mosque Design:

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From the past to the present, contemporary mosque designers have generally focused on the majestic, aesthetic appearance of the exterior of mosques, leaving the decoration of the interior to the users to arrange later. However, it is now a well-known fact that the interior and exterior design of mosques and masjids should be handled with a holistic approach while they are still under construction.

In this context, considering the psychological needs of worshippers, the interior decoration of mosques should give importance to arrangements that will provide a climate of peace for human beings.

The interior decoration that determines the atmosphere of a mosque or masjid consists of calligraphy plates hung on the walls, mihrabs decorated with geometric patterns and verses, and colorful stained glass windows. The purpose of these decorations and accessories is not only to provide an aesthetic appearance that is pleasing to the eye, but also to go deeper into worship and establish a spiritual connection.

Ornament should be considered as an important part of the mosque's components when the mosque is being designed, not as an afterthought or filling in the gaps. Mosque masjid decorations-accessories should not be uncontrolled and unnecessary, they should be in harmony with other parts of the mosque interior decoration.

Interior Decoration Preferences of Mosques and Masjids:

From the past to the present, contemporary mosque designers have generally focused on the majestic, aesthetic appearance of the exterior of mosques, leaving the decoration of the interior to the users to arrange later. However, it is now a well-known fact that the interior and exterior design of mosques and masjids should be handled with a holistic approach while they are still under construction.

In this context, the psychological needs of worshippers should also be taken into consideration and the interior decoration of mosques should be designed in such a way as to create a climate of peace for human beings.

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The interior decoration that determines the atmosphere of a mosque or masjid consists of calligraphy plates hung on the walls, mihrabs embroidered with geometric patterns, decorated with verses and colorful stained glass. The purpose of these decorations and accessories is not only to provide an aesthetic appearance that is pleasing to the eye, but also to go deeper into worship and establish a spiritual connection.

Ornamentation should be considered as an important part of the mosque's components when the mosque is being designed, not as an afterthought or filling in the gaps. Mosque masjid decorations-accessories should not be uncontrolled and unnecessary, they should be in harmony with other parts of the mosque interior decoration.

Interior Decoration Preferences of Mosques and Masjids:

The interior decoration preferences of each mosque are influenced by the tall minarets, domes and other architectural structures located in the vicinity. Since they are places of worship, decorative products and accessories should be used in them that will bring them closer to Allah, away from luxury and pomp, and that will respond to the need for silence in prayer.

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Careful attention should be paid to the selection of accessories to be hung on the interior walls of the mosque/masjid. Decorations that will not distract worshipers from the spiritual atmosphere should be used. It should contain religious paintings, plates and writings with Islamic motifs and verses. Traditional Islamic ornaments, which are part of the interior decoration, made with meticulous craftsmanship, should reflect the historical heritage and help us understand the origin of the decoration. should keep the balance between aesthetic balance and spiritual peace in the space.

The choice of colors used in decoration is also important. Warm and soothing tones that do not overly distract attention envelop the servant in the interior space, calming his soul and increasing his spiritual intensity.

For us, things are not just a commodity to be sold or bought. For us, things are mirrors in which the attributes and names of our Lord, who created the worlds, are manifested. Paintings and decorations that remind us of His attributes and names and allow us to see Him at every moment will be a good choice for us to breathe the Ramadan climate in our homes.

Different Color and Perspective in Interior Architecture; IWA Concept

The IWA (Islamic Wall Art) Concept in the interior architecture of mosques / masjids aims to integrate modern and traditional design and to offer its patrons-visitors different tastes in a climate of spiritual peace.

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The IWA concept in mosque interior design is located at the crossroads where modernism and traditional Islamic art meet. The IWA concept explains that a place of worship is more than just a physical structure and that metal and wood ornaments can be easily integrated into the wall art of a mosque interior. It provides examples of how metal and wood decorations can enrich the interior decoration of a mosque.

When developing products for the interior decoration of sacred spaces, IWA Concept employees focus not only on the aesthetic appearance of the space, but also on deepening the spiritual experience of the people in it, throughout the design, production and presentation stages.

The Art of Ornamentation in Mosques and Masjids:

The concept of ornamentation in Islamic art is inherently flexible. It is independent of a specific form, material and scale. A single piece in the environment can gather the ambiance of the entire space.

As each society is differently influenced by its own symbolism and motifs, ornamentation in mosques can vary from region to region. For example, North African countries, Far Eastern countries such as Malaysia and Arab countries in the Middle East have different prioritization of motifs used in decorative products.

Characteristics of Islamic Ornament in Sacred Sites:

  • The patterns emphasize infinity and add strength,
  • The demonstration of God's infinity and wahdat,
  • The existence of Arabic calligraphy,
  • The transformation of the words of the Holy Qur'an into a work of visual art.

    Calligraphy

    Calligraphy can be used in mosques to make those who come to mosques for worship or visit feel more comfortable and to teach them useful and beautiful things. Calligraphy, which can also be expressed as the art of beautiful writing, reflects the meaning of the written text as well as carrying an aesthetic value.

    Arabic calligraphy, which has been used on the walls of mosque interior decor for centuries, contains quotes from the Qur'an or religious messages. In addition to being a message that conveys the precise meaning of the Qur'an and Hadiths, its aesthetic aspect is also dominant.

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    These writings are hung on the walls to remind worshippers of Allah's word and create a spiritual atmosphere. The mihrab, the central point of worship, is often decorated with verses. It reminds the worshipper-congregation or visitors that they are in the presence of Allah and increases the depth of belief.

    Calligraphy in mosques carries traditional and cultural traces from the past to the present, ensuring the continuation of historical heritage.

    The most common types of calligraphy are Kufic, Naskh, Sülüs, Divani, Riq'a, Ta'lik and Nasta, which consist of the simple joining, bending, angling and overlapping of letters.

    Kufic, Naskh and Sülüs stand out among the calligraphic arts commonly used in the decorations of mosques in Turkey.

    They are sometimes used as curtains with three-dimensional arabesques on carved wood and sometimes as decorative ornaments in the form of "stucco" plaster or plaster coatings that complement the geometric composition on the wall.

    However, Kufic can be seen more often in combination with other calligraphic arts or in various special ornaments.

    Decorations Used in Today's Mosque Masjids:

    The interior design of historical and newly built mosques in our country reflects the traces of the architecture of the Seljuk and Ottoman empires, which ruled for about 900 years, and the interests and living standards of the period in which they were built. Since the Seljuks and Ottomans interacted with many nations during their empire, their art in every field was very developed and the motifs, colors and patterns of different cultures were included in the design of the works in a way that would not push the limits of the spiritual atmosphere.

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    Today, in the interior design of mosques and masjids, elements such as motifs, tiles, calligraphy accessories, portable objects, mosque carpets, etc. that strengthen the belief in monotheism are generally used on the ceilings and walls. It is known that wood, which has an important place in daily life, is also widely used in religious spaces.

        In the works that have survived from the Seljuks to the present day;

    • Wooden works equipped with fine workmanship and ornaments such as mihrab, pulpit, pulpit door, entrance door, windows,
    • Various plates featuring tile and stonework and calligraphy,
    • Wooden, metal and polyester plates and panels with the names of Allah (swt), Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and Hulefa-i Rashidin (4 Caliphs),
    • Plates and religious paintings with motifs and reliefs containing verses,
    • Carved wooden ottomans,
    • Vakitmatik mosque clocks,

    is noteworthy.

    Stylish-Modern IWA Concept Works in the Decoration of Mosques and Masjids:

    Most of the products developed within IWA Concept with a unique modern-chic style can add an aesthetic and spiritual meaning to the interior design of mosques and masjids. We have tried to list just a few of these products that you can choose from below.

    • Metal Mihrab, Wooden Allah & Muhammad and Wooden Al-Baqarah 144th Verse Wall Table Set
    • Kaaba Gate Metal Table and Shelf Decor, Ramadan Concept & Islamic Gift
    • Besmele Metal Religious Table,
    • Ayetel Kursi Large Size Two Piece Polished Metal Religious Table,
    • 4 Kul (Surahs Kafirun, Ihlas, Felak and Nas) 5 Piece Kufic Wood-Acrylic Religious Table,
    • Drop Shaped Allah (c.c.) Word and Muhammad (s.a.v) Wooden / Acrylic Religious Table,
    • Esmaül Hüsna (Beautiful Names of Allah) (bottom layer MDF, top layer, gold / silver plated and shiny plexiglass / acrylic with mirror effect)
    • Ikra (Read)'' Arabic and Latin Written Book Holder Bookend,
    • Surah Ikhlas Latin Numeral Metal Islamic Wall Clock
    • Islamic Metal Wall Clock with Ayetel Kursi Arabic Numeral,

    Glass Religious Table Models.

    Mosque in your home, workplace; Metal Mihrab IWA Concept Design:

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    Dear traveler, would you like to bring the mosque to a corner of your home or office and create a prayer corner? The metal mihrab design, the words Allah (swt) and Muhammad (pbuh) engraved on wood and the 144th verse of Surah Al-Baqarah wooden wall painting set of 3 will add a deep spiritual atmosphere to your home.

    Specially selected for Ramadan, this set creates a magnificent Ramadan decor. It is a meaningful elegant Islamic gift alternative that you can give to your loved ones. It is a candidate to be the most precious piece of your Islamic home decor.

    Conclusion:

    For those who want to experience the most sincere and deepest form of worship, mosques and masjids are a sanctuary where the soul can find refuge and peace with their interior decorations.

    The main reason for decorations, especially in mosques, is to feel the presence of Allah Almighty. In the placement of each decorative product, there is an effort to get closer to Allah. For this reason, mosque decorations and works of art are true symbols that express the faith of the members of the religion.

    IWA Konsept aims to offer the aesthetic appearance and spiritual depth of the Islamic faith to the people who come to mosques and masjids not only for worship but also for visiting them. IWA Konsept wants to continue to serve our mosques and masjids by adding new ones to its stylish-modern interior design products and further deepening in its field.

    To meet in the interior decoration of mosques and masjids in places where your soul finds peace...Hello from IWA Concept.


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