While sunlight passed through the stained-glass windows in which there were dozens of colourful flowers and which illuminated the mosque
interior, hanging glass oil-lamps decorated with imperial symbols and verses from the Qur’an
added to the effect. Prayer rugs and carpets, whose designs were drawn-up in the palace atelier, were remarkable for the similarity of their patterns to those on the tiles decorating the walls. Qur’an
stands, wooden boxes where the Qur’an
was kept, and minbar
s were other items where Islam and the place of prayer met on the artistic level.