The Geometry of the Soul: A Sufi View of Islamic Sacred Architecture

Annalisa Orselli-Dickson

Abstract


The sense of place in Islam is based on an apparent paradox: that of the placelessness of the Divine Centre and, at the same time, of its omnipresence: Divine uniqueness and singleness weaved in the multiplicity of creation as an eternal arabesque. As a sacred tradition says: "Wherever you turn, there is the face of God."

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