The Mosque Essay

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The Mosque The mosque is an Islamic holy place; in Arabic it is called a Masjid. It simply means the ‘place of prostration’ because frankly speaking you can make a mosque any where in the world as long as a Muslim kneels to prostrate.

To recognize there are many unique features which you can tell it is a Masjid.

There are two things that differentiate as to whether it is a Masjid or not. They are the a Dome and a Minaret.

The Dome is a vital part of the Masjid as it allows the air to travel and make the Masjid Prayer Hall cooler. It is built on top of the Prayer Hall as it amplifies the human voice.

The Minaret is a large building on the
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The Mihrab is a niche set in the wall facing Makkah. They are beautifully decorated will tiles also text from the Qur’an. This is sometimes called the ‘niche of lights’ and represents the presences of Allah (The Arabic word for God) in the heart of believer’s. During prayers, the leader is able to use the prayer mat in the Mihrab itself.

The leader is the Islamic leader called the imam, he is who leads preaches, he leads ceremony, leads the Namaz (prayer), he teaches the Qur’an to children, he teaches the Qur’an teaching on how to live according to the Qur’an.

The Prayer Hall is the most essential part of the Masjid. It is used for praying performing the Namaz (prayer) it all so used for funerals and other ceremonies. It’s a large space of area where all the men gather and pray. It is also a command from Allah that every Muslim to pray five time a day.

The Decoration most of the Masjid is beautifully decorated with beautiful Islamic patterns and text’s from The Qur’an. In any Masjid they will not be any statues, pictures as it is strictly forbidden in Islam. Islam teaches that Allah is too grand for the human to even attempt to draw; hence it is prohibited to do that.

The Minbar is like a pulpit from which the imam or Islamic leader (the Imam) speaks it is basically 3 steps of stairs to raise the person whom is giving a speech or
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