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' Mosques are becoming lonely '

Bilici, head of the Department of Art History of Ankara University, said mosques, designed with modern architectural facilities, have made the mosques lonely. As in all areas of Turkey, the mosque should be an example of the architecture stated that Bilici, ' life as it used to be, is not shaped around the mosque, ' he said.

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' Mosques are becoming lonely '

Prof. Dr. Ziya Kenan Bilici, head of Department of Art History of Faculty of Language and History geography of Ankara University, stated that life is not shaping around mosque, "our mosques are becoming increasingly lonely. An urban reinforcement, like a bus stop, is always adding mosques to our cities. This is wrong. The subsequent articular structures may be an inevitable consequence of life, but at least let us interfere with our mosques in terms of relationship in which it interacts with its surroundings in a design dimension, color, light, material selection, and so on. "

Prof. Dr. ICI expressed his opinion that Turkey did not provide successful examples of mosque design, and said Turkey should lead world in architecture and design of mosques, as in all areas of life.

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By simply demoting mosque to a form, making it main place of a prayer, by designing it in urban landmarks with modern architectural possibilities, we are actually going to make our mosques lonely.

' Life is not shaped around mosque '

In Islamic tradition of life in vicinity of mosque, Bilici, said:

  • "While he started everything in past, it is now becoming last articulation. So silhouette is changing. Life is not shaped around mosque, as it used to be. Our mosques are getting lonely. An urban reinforcement, like a bus stop, is always adding mosques to our cities. This is wrong. The subsequent articular structures may be an inevitable consequence of life, but at least let us interfere with our mosques in terms of relationship in which it interacts with environment in a design size, color, light, material selection, and environment. "

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