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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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According to the Ministry, the restoration work is focused on rebuilding the prayer hall with its internal arches and in constructing the Mihrab, a wall that indicates the direction to Mecca for prayers.
He nods to an original mihrab (mosque prayer niche) from 13th-century Konya.
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The southern Iwan with its marble veneer has a Mihrab or "niche" that is decorated with organic forms.
Despite its connection to such a figure, all that remained of the original mosque until June 2017 was its minaret - nicknamed "al-Hadba", or "the humpback" - some columns and the mihrab, a niche indicating the direction of Mecca.
The restoration of the eastern court, which includes the mihrab, the mimbar (the sheikh's platform) and the inner hall, is expected to be completed within 26 months.
La dUu[c]coration du Mihrab est en cours de parachUuA vement et sera livrUu[c] le 30 octobre prochain, tandis que la rUu[c]ception la salle de priUuA re est prUu[c]vue pour le 15 de ce mois.
Experts were alerted to the fact that it is a mosque by the presence of a mihrab (a niche in the wall of the mosque, at the point nearest to Makkah) on the interior room and on the exterior.
Experts identified the structure as a mosque due to the presence of a mihrab (a niche in the wall of the mosque, at the point nearest to Makkah) on the interior room and on the exterior.
The prominent wall enclosure with the Mihrab in the western wall belongs to Abdul Hameed Buchrai and lies to south of the mosque.