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Looking Toward Mecca
14-AUG-2011 kombizz

Looking Toward Mecca

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A mihrab (Arabic: محراب pl. محاريب‎ maharib) is 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. The wall in which a mihrab appears is thus the "qibla wall."
Mihrabs should not be confused with the minbar, which is the raised platform from which an Imam (leader of prayer) addresses the congregation.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca


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