mihrab definition

  • noun:
    • Islam a distinct segment inside wall surface of a mosque or an area in the mosque that indicates the way of Mecca.
    • Islam A niche design in the middle of a Muslim prayer rug, pointed toward Mecca during worship.
    • a niche in a mosque, that shows the qibla (direction of Mecca), and into which the imam prays
    • a design in a Muslim prayer mat with the exact same purpose
    • (Islam) a niche within the wall surface of a mosque that suggests the path of Mecca
    • (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer carpet; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
  • others:
    • A niche, or occasionally simply a decorated slab, in one of the interior wall space of a mosque, marking the course of Mecca, to which the faithful ought to turn in prayer, in niche a copy associated with Koran is generally, kept, and in front of it the imam appears as he leads the congregation in prayer.

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