[ UK /mˈɪhɹæb/ ]
  1. (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
  2. (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
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  • It's clear that the museum is also aiming for greater sensitivity: A blue-tiled prayer niche, or mihrab, from a 14th-century mosque has been reoriented so it faces roughly east, the direction of Mecca. A New Home for Arab Treasures
  • According to the book, the area of this mosque is 30x15 feet and its mihrab and musalla are still intact.
  • Inside the mosque, a niche called mihrab orients the worshippers toward Mecca.
  • A niche in one of the walls, called a mihrab, shows the direction that the worshippers should face in order to face Mecca.
  • There is a Mihráb in the wall: but no proper mimbar or pulpit, three raised steps doing duty for it. The Faith of Islam
  • In 1549, Jafar founded Kudus Mosque and fastened the rock in its mihrab, a niche in the mosque wall facing Mecca.
  • What a mihrab means to the Wahhabists, the Khomeini-ists and the other Salafists explained the meaning of a Mecca-direction indicator (called a mihrab), like the one now being planted on the Flight 93 crash site: Error Theory
  • In the last moments of his life he put on a girdle and seated himself in the "mihrab" [19] of the mosque. Mystics and Saints of Islam
  • For example, at Mansura in Sind, all the remains of the mosques, one of which is pillared, have mihrabs in this position.
  • But the ceramics are not far behind, a feast of shimmering lusterware, deep turquoise stonepaste, and a plethora of blue-and-white works that include the 14th-century prayer niche—or mihrab—that visitors to the old galleries will remember. The Many Paths Toward an Islamic Aesthetic
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