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Mihrab of Floating Mosque
22-AUG-2011 kombizz

Mihrab of Floating Mosque

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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.

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