Definition of Mihrab

1. Noun. (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca.

Generic synonyms: Design, Figure, Pattern
Group relationships: Prayer Mat, Prayer Rug
Category relationships: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism

2. Noun. (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca.
Group relationships: Mosque
Generic synonyms: Niche, Recess
Category relationships: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism

Definition of Mihrab

1. Noun. (Islam) a niche in a mosque, that indicates the qibla (direction of Mecca), and into which the imam prays ¹

2. Noun. (Islam) a design in a Muslim prayer mat with the same function ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mihrab

1. a niche in a mosque [n -S]

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Literary usage of Mihrab

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1. The Sháhnáma of Firdausí by Firdawsī (1905)
"Sam drew near And having done obeisance sought to speak About mihrab and ... Let not mihrab escape; he is a remnant Left of the Dragon's seed, ..."

2. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (1901)
"The mihrab was enclosed by the maksura (p. 366). The first mihrab (see p. 366) has entirely disappeared. The •SECOND mihrab (Segundo mihrab), ..."

3. Palestine Under the Moslems: A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from A by Guy Le Strange (1890)
"172, at V.) As regards the identification of the mihrab of David, Suyuti, writing in 1470, discusses the subject in the following terms: " Now, ..."

4. The Expedition Into Afghanistan: Notes and Sketches Descriptive of the by James Atkinson (1842)
"Diminution of rations, owing to want of provisions—Territory of Kelat—mihrab Khan—His duplicity and hostility—Not without excuse—Outrages of ..."

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