Islamic Temple
Islamic Temple
Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]80 Hammer
Culture+1 Culture
Happy+1 Happiness
Special Abilities
  • Can turn 1 Citizen into Priest



"In Civilization IV, a temple is defined as a building where the faithful come to worship. Christians call their temples "churches," while Muslims call theirs "mosques," and Jews call theirs, simply, "temples." Temples are far more common than cathedrals, but much less large and ornate. Even the smallest village can possess a temple.

In common usage, the term "mosque" is used to describe any Islamic house of worship. In this game that term is reserved for the more important and impressive structures; common mosques are called "Islamic temples". There are Islamic temples across the world. Many contain towers from which the worshipers are called to perform "salah," the five daily prayers each Muslim must perform."


"Temples increase a city's happiness and culture. They are especially useful for expanding your civilization's borders during the early game."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Islamic Temple construction:

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  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 53 Hammer, Epic: 120 Hammer, Marathon: 240 Hammer.