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mihrab Line breaks: mih¦rab
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːrɑːb/

Definition of mihrab in English:


A niche in the wall of a mosque, at the point nearest to Mecca, towards which the congregation faces to pray.
Example sentences
  • The mosque contains, in its eastern wall, the mihrab, an ornamented niche that points toward Mecca and toward Allah (spiritually).
  • In 1549, Jafar founded Kudus Mosque and fastened the rock in its mihrab, a niche in the mosque wall facing Mecca.
  • A niche in one of the walls, called a mihrab, shows the direction that the worshippers should face in order to face Mecca.


From Arabic miḥrāb 'place for prayer'.

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