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This mosque, and the Ka'ba, are the holiest shrines of Islam.
Mosques under control of the government or dominated by Islamists are considered inappropriate by many.
The addition of adornments to the mosques was hotly debated, and many Muslims opposed this process, thinking of it as a way to jeopardize the purity of Islam, by introducing foreign and Christian elements.
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  The mosque in Islamic religion - All About Turkey
A mosque shall have a roofed area in front of the mihrab, and doors can be placed in the walls where the mihrab is not.
The shape of mosques came in many cases from a mixture of the architecture of conquered territories, and of the original patterns.
The implementation of minarets, were both for embellishment of the mosques, and for the functionality of the mosques, as calling for prayer, ezan, from ground level, did not carry more than a few blocks.
www.allaboutturkey.com /mosque.htm   (1662 words)

  Mosque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mosques diffused into India during the reign of the Mughal empire in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Mosques first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century, the first of which was built in the late 1920s in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
As mosques are supposed to appeal to the community, they may also have additional facilities, from health clinics to libraries to gymnasiums, to serve the community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mosque   (7831 words)

 Mosque - MSN Encarta
Mosques are of various sizes and types; the Friday mosque—in which the entire congregation assembles to perform the ritual Friday prayers—is by far the largest and most important.
In the earliest mosques, the call to prayer was given by the muezzin, or crier, directly from the roof of the mosque itself.
Mosques on the cruciform (cross-shaped) plan evolved in Iran during the 12th century, while domed mosques—the last and greatest innovation in mosque design—originated in Turkey after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (present-day İstanbul) in 1453.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761560731   (657 words)

 mosque. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The basic elements of a mosque are a place large enough for the congregation to assemble, especially on Friday, the Muslim sabbath, and orientation so that the faithful may pray facing in the direction of the holy city of Mecca.
The mosque of 879 near Fustat was built by Ibn Tulun of stucco and brick and ornamented with floral reliefs in stucco.
This hypostyle mosque was begun in 780 and enlarged in the 10th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/mo/mosque.html   (695 words)

 Mosque - Simple English Wikipedia
A mosque is not a church - it is not itself considered a holy place, nor to hold any holy power.
It is quite common for a smaller mosque in a common destination to serve as a hostel for Muslims on haj, and sometimes for refugees, or simply poor people with no other place to go.
A madrassa is a little different from a mosque - it focuses on teaching Islam, usually to children and teens.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mosque   (430 words)

 Egypt: The Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun
It was the third congregational mosque to be built in what is now greater Cairo, and at approximately 26,318 square meters in size, is the third largest mosque in the world.
The Ibn Tulun mosque reflects all the characteristic features of Abbasid art within the realm of architecture, and was obviously influenced, particularly with regards to the minaret, the great rectangular piers with engaged corner columns, the decorative motif and other features by the famous Samarra mosque in present day Iraq.
Surrounding the mosque on three sides (all but the qibla side) are narrow enclosed wings called ziyadas, and the mosque's famous minaret with its external spiral ramp is located within the northern ziyada.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/ibntulun.htm   (1290 words)

This mosque is situated at the centre of Ahmadabad, to the south of the main street Manik Chauk.
By a historical inscription held at the upper part of the central mihrab in the mosque, it is understood that these buildings were built by Rani Sipari, the mother of Abu Bakr Khan, who was the child of Sultan Mahmud Begarah, in 920 AH (1514) under the reign of sultan Muzaftar the 2nd.
This mosque is widely known overseas because of its elaborate brattishing decoration inside the arches at the upper part of the north and south walls.
www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp /~islamarc/WebPage1/htm_eng/ahmadaba-eng.htm   (1675 words)

 The Mosque - Explore the Taj Mahal
The Mosque or Masjid, which stands to, the west of the Taj Mahal is reported to have been built by Isa Muhammed and plays an integral part in the overall design.
On the four corners of the mosque are chhatris, or domed kiosks, which have a marble coated veneer.
The floor design of the mosque is in the shape of clearly defined prayer mats, which articulates what would have otherwise been a rather plain expanse of polished stone.
www.taj-mahal.net /augEng/textMM/mosqueengN.htm   (398 words)

 Mosque Maryam - The National Center And Headquarters For The Nation of Islam
The mosque was repurchased and rededicated by Minister Louis Farrakhan in 1988 through efforts and sacrifices of the Nation of Islam, sympathizers and supporters worldwide.
Mosque Maryam serves as the headquarters and National Center for the Nation of Islam.
Adjacent to the mosque is Muhammad University of Islam, an educational institute for boys and girls from pre-school through 12th grade.
www.noi.org /maryam.html   (252 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. denies troops defiled Baghdad mosque - Jan. 2, 2004
"Despite the clear use of this mosque for criminal, terrorist and anti-coalition activities, great care was taken by coalition forces to uphold the sanctity of the mosque and to use the minimum amount of force necessary to conduct the operation," he said.
Mosque leaders invited a CNN crew into the mosque Friday to show what they said American soldiers had done, including a damaged copy of the Koran, a gift to the mosque from former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Kimmitt said the mosque was clearly "being used for purposes other than free religious expression." The action was taken, he said, based on reports from Iraqis that the mosque was the scene of criminal and terrorist activities.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/01/02/sprj.nirq.mosque   (721 words)

 Imam Ali Mosque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Imam Ali Mosque, also known as Meshed Ali or the Tomb of Ali, is a mosque located in Najaf, Iraq.
The mosque was first built by the Iranian ruler the Daylamite Fannakhosraw Azod ad Dowleh in 977 over the tomb of Ali.
During the uprising of March 1991, following the Persian Gulf War, Saddam Hussein's Republican Guards damaged the mosque, where members of the Shiite opposition were cornered, in storming the mosque and massacring virtually all its occupants.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Imam_Ali_Mosque   (454 words)

 Great Mosque of Samarra'
The bombing of the al-Askari Mosque in Samarra began at 7 a.m.
The Great Mosque of Samarra was built in 848-852 AD on an open plan principle, it is the largest mosque of Islam (748 x 512 ft).
This mosque was built by al-Mu'tasim when he moved to Samarra at a time when it could no longer take in the large numbers of people, al-Mutawakil built another great mosque and enlarged its area to become the biggest mosque in the world.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/samarra-mosque.htm   (854 words)

 Pope prays with cleric at Turkey mosque - Boston.com
The pope walked to the mosque after touring another majestic tribute to faith: the 1,500-year-old Haghia Sofia and its remarkable mix of Quranic calligraphy and Christian mosaics from its legacy as a marvel of early Christianity and then a coveted prize of Islam's expansion.
The mosque is officially known as the Sultan Ahmet Mosque after the Ottoman sultan Ahmet I, who ordered its construction.
Haghia Sophia, once a spiritual center of Christianity, was converted to a mosque in the 15th century.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/11/30/pope_visits_blue_mosque_in_istanbul   (1150 words)

 Mosque FAQ
The English word "mosque" is derived from its Arabic equivalent, masjid, which means "place of prostration." It is in the mosque that Muslims perform their prayers, a part of which includes placing the forehead on the floor.
Other common features found in the mosque are clocks or schedules displaying the times of the five daily prayers and large rugs or carpets covering the musalla floor.
Many mosques have scarves on hand for visitors to borrow, but it is better to bring a head covering in case none are available.
www.utulsa.edu /iss/Mosque/MosqueFAQ.html   (1059 words)

 Marrakesh koutoubia mosque Marrakech islam muslim in morocco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the end of the prayer hall is an ornately carved minbar (pulpit), which is supposed to be a remnant of the Almoravid mosque destroyed by the Almohad builders of the present edifice.
A mosque is the place of worship in the religion of Islam.
Most of the space of a mosque is simply an open prayer hall, with a niche in the wall (mihrab) indicating the direction of prayer, which is facing Mecca, 2500 miles away near the Red Sea coast in Arabia.
www.ilovemarrakech.com /marrakesh/koutoubia.htm   (597 words)

 Egypt Mosques
Some mosques in Egypt, and particularly Cairo, are actually complexes that include a number of other structures that may, or may not be found attached to other mosques.
There is a mosque (Abu Al-Haggag Mosque), which creates a rather strange appearance inside the Temple of Luxor in Upper Egypt, and in the Sinai, a Fatimid mosque is incorporated into the famous St.
While it is difficult to miss the many mosques in Egypt, as they are everywhere, those visiting the country should take at least a moment out of their busy itineraries to appreciate these grand monuments to Islam.
touregypt.net /featurestories/mosques.htm   (460 words)

 El-Aksa Mosque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Its construction was probably the architectural expression of the destination of Muhammad's Night Journey and of the place where his ascension to heaven occurred.
The mosque was beautiful and vast twice the size of today's structure.
The original mosque was destroyed in an earthquake in the middle of the eighth century and restored by the Abassids toward the end of that century.
www.veling.nl /anne/templars/ee22.htm   (117 words)

 Amazon.com: Mosque: Books: David Macaulay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But in his respectful, straightforward explanation of the mosque's design, Macaulay offers an unusual, inspiring perspective into Islamic society that's removed from the charged headlines, and, as in all his work, he conveys a contagious awe and wonder at the design and engineering feats that societies have accomplished.
Mosque seems to present a bigger picture rather than focusing on the intricate details that made Cathedral so interesting to me. You'll notice that I still gave Mosque four stars, so I'm not unhappy with it at all.
With the color in Mosque, you are able to picture the towering minarets and the grand interior of the mosque.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0618240349?v=glance   (1996 words)

 USATODAY.com - Mosque strike seen stoking rage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The U.S. attack on a mosque compound in Fallujah on Wednesday is likely to further inflame anti-U.S. sentiment among Iraqis and strengthen growing bonds between Sunni and Shiite Muslims resisting the U.S. occupation, several experts on the region say.
How badly the mosque attack inflames Muslim rage could depend on factors that aren't entirely clear yet, such as how the attack will be portrayed by Arab news media and how Muslim religious figures respond.
The attack on the mosque, despite the fact that it was a Sunni place of worship, not a Shiite one, "puts Sistani in a position where it is harder for him not to go against the United States," Telhami says.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-04-07-mosque-strike_x.htm   (884 words)

 INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTER-PALESTINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Such Israeli decision to allow Jews and foreign tourists in the mosque, was taken by the Israeli security minister Tzachi Hanegbi who had pledged three months ago to allow Jews to pray inside the second holiest Muslim site around the world.
He called on the Islamic world to immediately move to counter such Israeli transgression, pointing out that Al-aqsa mosque is of concern to every Arab and Muslim across the globe”.
He also made clear that allowing Jews into the Al-Aqsa mosque would undermine the unilateral Palestinian declaration of cease-fire (Hudna) on June 30, 2003, calling upon the Palestinian authority to break off ties with Israel instead of freezing contacts with Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance groups.
www.ipc.gov.ps /ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_news/news2003/2003-08/084.html   (416 words)

 BMF.ORG | Mosque of Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
In May of 1984, barely six months after construction began, the exquisitely decorated Mosque of Shaikh M. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen was officially opened, in a beautiful, moving dedication ceremony.
In that spirit of unity and love, this Mosque, built by the members of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship has been opened for the five daily prayers (salat), Jum'ah prayers every Friday, as well as for early morning dhikr recitation (remembrance of God).
The Mosque is located on the same property as the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship on 5820 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.
www.bmf.org /mosque   (162 words)

 Mohamed Ali Mosque
He based his plans on the Sultan Ahamed Mosque in Istanbul, and the construction began in 1830 A.D. The work continued ceaselessly until the death of Mohamed Ali in 1849, and had to be finished during the reign of his successors.
The main material used for the construction was limestone, but the lower parts of the Mosque, and the forecourt, are faced to a height of 11.5m with alabaster.
The mosque has 2 Minbars or pulpits; the original one is the larger, it is made of wood decorated with gilded ornaments, while the smaller one is of marble, it was gifted to the mosque by king Farouk in 1939 A.D.
www.ask-aladdin.com /mohamedali.html   (812 words)

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