Mosque

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul.

A mosque is a Muslim house of worship, analogous to a Christian church or Jewish synagogue, and will be found in any Muslim community around the world.

Almost all mosques include a minaret from which the muezzin, or "caller", issues calls to worship. All mosques have markers inside them indicating the direction to Mecca, as Muslims pray facing Mecca.

Famous mosques


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Masjid al-Haram, the holiest site in Islam.




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Masjid al-Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

See also

Mosque in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
Muslim girls at Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Indonesia.

External links

Nasir Almolk mosque, Shiraz, Iran.

References

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  2. Abu-Nasr, Donna. "Many Saudis criticize attack", Ventura County Star, 2004-12-09, p. 16. 
  3. "Arafat to be buried in soil from Islam's third holiest site", Associated Press, 2004-11-11. 
  4. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/istanbul-hagia-sophia


Hagia Sophia, Turkey.