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Bursa Ulu (Great) Mosque Minbar

Bursa Ulu (Great) Mosque Minbar

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The Minbar is a kind of staircase that the imam will use at festive days and one the Fridays (the Islam "Sunday", the one day a Muslim is required to pray in the company of the congregation, rather then being allowed to do this wherever he finds himself. This one seems to be centuries old, it has great woodwork on its sides as well as on the door-like construction at the front.

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Sabri 19-Jan-2014 08:27
One of the Great Mosque’s many mysteries lies concealed in its pulpit. This pulpit, which exhibits some of the most perfect and magnificent examples of wood carving, is an artistic wonder in its own right. The figures arranged among the geometric motifs worked into its surface are just one aspect of the cloak of mystery that surrounds the pulpit.

For this entire monumental pulpit harbors in its every interstice images representing the Universe. The Solar System, for example, has been carved at the very center of the pulpit’s central geometric design.