Mihrab


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Mihrab

A niche in the mosque of any religious Muslim building that indicates the direction of prayer toward Mecca.

Mihrab

 

a prayer niche located in the wall of a mosque facing Mecca. The mihrab may have a semicircular, polyhedral, or, less often, rectangular plan and is topped with a semidome. Ornamentation consists of decorative carvings in stucco, marble, clay, or wood; inlays; frescoes; and decorative semicolumns and arcature bands. Portable mihrabs, mainly of wood, with carved ornamentation, are known.

mihrab

mihrab with the minbar on the right
A niche in the mosque or any religious Muslim building indicating direction of prayer toward Mecca. Focal point of decoration with dome in front.
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The Mihrab was also used for Maghreb and Isha prayers on several days.
Worshippers who prayed in the direction imams were standing, based on the Mihrab, were not in sin because they were not aware of the situation at the time, but the issue is serious and needs tackling," added Mr Al Ansari, who leads prayers in several mosques in Riffa.
Emir, the Shejh's youngest son stands before him stoically as the chanting Shejh takes a small zarf from the mihrab, blesses it by slowly by pressing his lips along the long sharp needle and easily passes it through his son's cheek.
A mihrab is usually a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of the Ka'aba in Makkah, the holiest city in Islam - and the direction that Muslims face when praying.
The mosque was built with only one dome on its roof, which now lies above the Minbar and Mihrab (the north-western side of the mosque).
Mihrab is a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the Qibla; that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying.
El primero tiene por escenario la ciudad de Cordoba y por experiencia la extraneza y la vision del Mihrab, el rincon sagrado de la Mezquita Catedral.
En la consagracion de la mezquita-catedral, el espacio ceremonial del altar mayor se situaria en el nucleo central del espacio islamico, orientado a levante e inmediato a la nave mayor de la aljama, porque su mayor amplitud facilitaba el desarrollo del culto y, sobre todo, quebro cristianamente el eje de la oracion islamica hacia el mihrab.
The initial structure was quite simple; with walls bare of any plaster or decorations, and without mihrab (niche), minaret or ground covering.
Le premier date de la fin du XVe siecle, pendant le regne de Qaitbay, sultan d'Eegypte et de Syrie de 1468 a 1496, qui ajouta egalement a l'edifice un mihrab.
For my campaign, I got some young boys to act as campaign managers as my target was the youth who were facing issues related to unemployment, addiction and education," says Farid bin Mihrab al Belushi, a Municipality election winner from Muttrah.
One soaks in the bliss while walking towards the Mihrab (niche facing Makkah), that projects through the outer Qiblah (direction towards Makkah) wall.