A tall slender tower, typically part of a mosque, with a balcony from which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer.
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- On July 10, the muezzin called for the Muslim prayers from the minarets of Grenada's grand mosque once again after nearly 500 years of Muslim rule on the Iberian Peninsula.
- Mosques typically include domes and minarets; minarets are used for the call to prayer, and domes signal a place of prayer and Islamic education.
- The plaques bearing Quranic calligraphy in homes, canopied gravestones, the call of the muezzins arising out of the pencilled minarets of the mosque further confirm it.
late 17th century: from French, or from Spanish minarete, Italian minaretto, via Turkish from Arabic manār(a) 'lighthouse, minaret', based on nār 'fire or light'.
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- There are no pinnacled heights, no stratified, minareted walls, no precipiced cirques and glacier-shrouded peaks.
- Designed by a Persian architect, the twin structures along with a minareted gateway in the middle, lie above basement in an arcade, with secret passages.
- These are built on high plinth with slender minareted towers on each of the Four Corners and can be noticed even from a distance.
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