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Architecture Panel 1

Architecture Panel 1

The QIBLA wall and MIHRAB. These features define the orientation for prayer. The qibla wall indicates the direction of Mecca, the holy city of Islam. The mihrab, a prayer niche, is located in the qibla wall and functions as the spiritual center of the mosque, where the imam (the prayer leader) stands to direct the [...]

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Architecture Panel 2

Architecture Panel 2

ADAPTIVE AND INNOVATIVE FEATURES: Diverse innovations have occurred in mosque design over the centuries as Islam has spread into new parts of the world and Muslim architectural tastes have changed. In American contexts, mosques have acquired many new features. These include banquet halls, industrial kitchens, classrooms, entire schools, gymnasiums, large parking lots, libraries, and media [...]

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