Just as the church has different parts the mosque also has different parts which are used for different purposes. Many people do not know about it and that why I have decided to write about those parts.
This is a tall tower attached or adjacent to a mosque. It is designed so the call to prayer, issued from mosques five times a day, can be heard loud and clear throughout a town or city. Alternatively, the call may be made from the roof or entrance, and is now often projected with the aid of microphones and speakers.
Also known as prayer hall. This is a part with no furniture and is needed, as worshippers sit, kneel, and bow directly on the floor. There may be a few chairs or benches to assist elderly or disabled worshippers who have difficulty with mobility.
The minibar is often located on the qibla wall to the right of the mihrab. This is a pulpit from which the Friday sermon is delivered. They consist of a short flight of stairs, but more elaborate examples may enclose the stairway with ornate panels, doors, and a covered pulpit at the top.
This is a semicircular niche often gilded or ornately decorated that further helps orient worshippers in the correct direction to face when praying.
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