Overview Guide: West and Central Asia

500 B.C.E.–1980 C.E.

Hinduism and Buddhism, an introduction

Hinduism and Buddhism, an introduction

By Dr. Melody Rod-ari

Origins of Hinduism Unlike Christianity or Buddhism, Hinduism did not develop from the teachings of a single founder. Moreover, it has diverse traditions, owing to its long history and continued development over the course of more than 3000 years. The term Hindu...

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Introduction to mosque architecture

Introduction to mosque architecture

By Kendra Weisbin

From Indonesia to the United Kingdom, the mosque in its many forms is the quintessential Islamic building. The mosque, masjid in Arabic, is the Muslim gathering place for prayer. Masjid simply means “place of prostration.” Though most of the five daily prayers...

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