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mih·rab

 (mîr′əb)
n. Islam
1. A niche in the wall of a mosque or a room in the mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca.
2. A niche design in the middle of a Muslim prayer rug, pointed toward Mecca during worship.

[Arabic miḥrāb, probably from Old South Arabian mḥrb, part of a temple, from ḥrb, to fight, perform a certain ritual in a temple; see x̣rb in Semitic roots.]

mihrab

(ˈmiːræb; -rəb)
n
(Islam) Islam the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca
[from Arabic]

mih•rab

(ˈmɪər əb)

n.
(in a mosque) a niche or decorative panel designating the direction of Mecca.
[1810–20; < Arabic miḥrāb]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rugmihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
prayer mat, prayer rug - a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
2.mihrab - (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Meccamihrab - (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
mosque - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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ISLAMABAD -- The recent move by Saudi authorities to shift the Mihrab (prayer niche showing direction of qibla) at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah to the Prophet's Mihrab, located behind the present one, has facilitated movement of faithful who want to pay homage to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
The imam of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Baijan, led worshippers in Salat Al Zuhr inside Prophet Muhammad's Mihrab in the sacred chamber (Al-Rawda Al-Sharifa).
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The mihrab is still preserved, as well as a simple wooden minbar.
El-Shamaa also mentioned that the Ibn Tulun mosque is full of valuable collectibles including the minber, base plate, and the mihrab of the mosque.
To this day, every mosque has mihrab carved into a wall to indicate the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.
An eighth-century bce Assyrian ivory panel with ceramic inlay, for example, shows Egyptian-influenced figures, while a digital reproduction of a conch-inset niche with Old Testament inscriptions from the reception hall of a sixteenth-century Samaritan's house in Damascus borrows from traditional mosque architecture in the form of a Mamluk-dynasty mihrab.
Modern architects have attributed this intriguing acoustic feature to a large recess in the wall of the Mihrab and several recesses in the surrounding walls which functioned as resonators; this design helped everyone to hear the speaker at the Mihrab.
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Muslims pray in the direction of the Qiblah, which is fixed as the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, and most mosques contain a wall niche, known as Mihrab, which indicates the Qiblah.
Les accuses avaient choisi de ne plus se mettre face au mihrab de la mosquee Farhat Hached qui indique la qibla, direction de la Kaaba, situee au village deBou Aouanerattache a la delegation deBalta (gouvernorat de Jendouba).