Common interpretations of Islamic architecture include the following:
*The concept of [[Allah]]'s infinite power is evoked by designs with repeating themes which suggest infinity.
*Human and animal forms are rarely depicted in decorative art as Allah's work is matchless. Foliage is a frequent motif but typically stylized or simplified for the same reason.
*Calligraphy is used to enhance the interior of a building by providing quotations from the [[Qur'an]].
*Islamic architecture has been called the "architecture of the veil" because the beauty lies in the inner spaces (courtyards and rooms) which are not visible from the outside (street view).
*Use of impressive forms such as large domes, towering minarets, and large courtyards are intended to convey power.
== Muzik ==