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English: Courtyards in traditional Islamic architecture - in Arabic a Sahn or sehan. They are found within Islamic religious and secular structures.
- Religious sahns
- A mosque sahn—courtyard is within almost every mosque complex of traditional Islamic architecture.
- The courtyards are open to the sky and enclosed on all sides by structures with halls and rooms, and often encircled by a shaded semi-open riwaq or arcade. Sahns usually feature a centrally positioned a howz or ritual cleansing pool, under an open domed pavilion. A mosque courtyard is place used for performing ablutions, and a patio for rest or gathering.
- For images of mosque sahns—courtyards, see also: Category: Mosque courtyards.
- Secular sahns
- Within a residence or other secular building the sahn is a private courtyard, and often a walled garden.
- The space is used for: Paradise gardens and the landscape aesthetics of plants, water, architectural elements, and natural light; a cooler private space with fountains and shade during summer heat; a source of breezes into the structure; and a protected and proscribed place where the women of the house need not be covered in the hijab clothing traditionally necessary in public.
- See also - Wikimedia: Category: Islamic architectural elements; and Wikipedia: Category: Islamic architectural elements (english text).
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Media in category "Islamic courtyards"
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