Mention any two universal architectural features of mosque.
The combination of universal ideas and local traditions is evident to a great extent in the architecture of the mosques present in the subcontinent. Islam was not an indigenous religion but it adapted to the Indian conscious and this is often observed in the architecture of the mosques through the perfect blend of faith and tradition.
The universal architectural features of mosques include:
• The orientation of the mosque is always towards Mecca, one of the holiest cities in the Islamic religion.
• This orientation is further emphasized upon by the placement of the Mihrab (prayer niche) and the Minbar (pulpit).