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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When Pergamon's founding director, who had documented the mihrab, learned its pieces were on the market, he collected what he could and reassembled it.
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The Prophet's Mihrab was used first on Friday, last month.
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"Locals in Zallaq have taken matters into their own hands after discovering the issue and changed the direction of the carpet in the Shaikh Isa Grand Mosque in Zallaq towards the Qiblah instead of facing the Mihrab, but that's a temporary solution, with major architectural changes necessary."
Les accuses avaient choisi de ne plus se mettre face au mihrab de la mosquee Farhat Hached qui indique la qibla, direction de la Kaaba, situee au village deBou Aouanerattache a la delegation deBalta (gouvernorat de Jendouba).
Every mosque has a mihrab, a niche in the wall indicating the direction of Mecca for prayer.
Dans le tableau des Doubles garcons, le duo marocain Med Amine Herres-Yassir Kilani a passe un tour comme Med Belcora et Amine Mihrab qui ont battu une paire composee d'Emmanuel Malla de Tanzanie et Med Nedim d'Ethiopie 7/6, (5), 6/3.
In the centre of the wall there is a semi-circular enclave called a mihrab. It is bathed in green light and is filled with zarfs ranging in sizes with the smaller ones intended for the younger boys to use and the heavier ones for the men.
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The two-day event falls in line with the implementation of the Caretaker President's initiative on the creation of an institution named "World Mihrab for the Arabic Language."