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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle EastAn Historical Perspective$
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460965

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001

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Excursus: Donations to Mosques and Shrines

Excursus: Donations to Mosques and Shrines

(p.55) 5 Excursus: Donations to Mosques and Shrines
Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East

Daniella Talmon-Heller

Edinburgh University Press

This excursus highlights two pious acts connected with mosques and shrines: the donation of lamps and the erection of minbars (pulpits). It describes the various types of lamps used in the medieval Middle East and the symbolic meanings of the illumination of sacred spaces. It also takes a quick look at the symbolic meaning of the minbar, claiming that its donation was a combined statement of sovereignty and religious devotion.

Keywords:   mosques, shrines, light, donation, lamps, minbars, symbolic meaning

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