Inspired by the most famous mosques around the world, we specially designed this 1 dirham collection for supporters of Dinar and Dirham. Also known as the "Shariah currency" or "Shariah coins", it is also suitable for collection. The 5 out of 10 series include designs below:
1) Al-Masjid Al-Haram, Mecca
2) An-Nabawi Mosque, Medina
3) Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey
4) The Great Mosque of Xi'an, China
5) Masjid Agung Demak, Indonesia
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has one main dome, six minarets, and eight secondary domes. The design is the culmination of two centuries of Ottoman mosque development. It incorporates some Byzantine Christian elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect, Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa, synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendour.