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1) mosque. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The basic elements of a mosque are a place large enough for the congregation to assemble, especially on Friday, the Muslim sabbath, and orientation so that the faithful...

2) Moorish art and architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Moorish art and architecture, branch of Islamic art and architecture developed in the westernmost lands of the Muslims, known as the Maghreb: N Africa and Spain....

3) Hagia Sophia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Santa Sophia, Turkish Aya Sofia, originally a Christian church at Constantinople (now Istanbul), later a mosque, and now converted into a museum. 1 ArchitectureHagia...

4) Kaaba. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The sacred nature of the site predates Islam: tradition says that the Kaaba was built by Adam and rebuilt by Abraham and the...

5) Machpelah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cave of the Patriarchs. The Book of Genesis relates that it was bought by Abraham from Ephron, son of Zohar the Hittite, for a family burial place. The Mosque of...

6) Muhammad Abduh. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Muhammad Abduh, 1849-1905, Egyptian Muslim religious reformer. His encounter in 1872 with Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, in the Cairo mosque-university of al-Azhar, led...

7) Giralda. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cathedral of Seville, Spain. It was built (1163-84) to serve as minaret to the main mosque of Seville, on the site of which the cathedral now stands. In 1568 it was...

8) Woking. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Woking is primarily a residential suburb of London. There are printing, rubber, and packing industries. Of interest is a mosque built in 1889, headquarters of the...

9) An Najaf. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The city is also called Mashad Ali, after the tomb (in a mosque) of Ali, son-in-law of Muhammad the Prophet. The tomb is an object of pilgrimage by Shiite Muslims...

10) imam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Among the Sunni the term refers to the leader in the Friday prayer at the mosque; any pious Muslim may function as imam. The term has also been used as a synonym...

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