Definition of Minbar

1. Noun. A pulpit in a mosque, usually shaped like a small tower, where the imam stands to deliver sermons. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minbar

1. a mosque pulpit [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minbar

minaret
minareted
minaretlike
minarets
minargent
minarine
minarines
minars
minas
minasragrite
minatory
minaudiere
minaudieres
minaul
minauls
minbar (current term)
minbars
mince
mince pie
mince pies
mince words
minced
minced oath
minced oaths
mincemeat
mincemeats
mincepie
mincers
minces

Literary usage of Minbar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume II of II by Yoel Natan (2006)
"After climbing the minbar stairs the preacher is also at the level of the minbar and overhead Mosque lamps that represent the stars. ..."

2. Moslem Architecture: Its Origins and Development by Giovanni Teresio Rivoira (1918)
"... in the time of the art-loving Caliph Walid I (705-715),2 this took the form of the ' minbar ' of to-day ; but Lammens holds that the minbar of early ..."

3. Turkey by Heike Brockmann (1998)
"The white marble minbar is a replica of the minbar at Mecca. Whenever there was not enough room in the mosque at Friday noon prayers, the forecourt also ..."

4. The Industrial Arts in Spain by Juan Facundo Riaño (1879)
"The description of the pulpit or minbar of the mosque of Cordova will give an ... An Arab minbar is in the South Kensington Museum, which came from Cairo, ..."

5. Sermons Preached Before His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales: During His by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1863)
"Into this hole once fell an idiot, who was followed by the servants of the Mosque. They saw a stone staircase of fifteen steps, which led to the minbar' ..."

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