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An Analysis of a Mosque A Mosque is your place or building serving as a place of worship that Muslims use to pray and worship Allah. The Mosque is a really significant part Muslim worship. This is because the Islam religion places great importance on prayer and worshiping Allah. All of Mosques differ in appearance and size. The principal factor influencing the size of a Mosque is that the spiritual majority of the country. As an example, a person is not likely to find several Mosques in a country like Zimbabwe because the majority of the country's citizens are Christian. There might of course be a couple of Mosques in the country but there could be very few of them. In Africa, one is likely to locate Muslim countries in the north of the continent. All traditional Mosques nevertheless, have basic features. I'm now going to look at such: Ø Minbar This is the stand or stage used by the Imam to provide a speech or sermon (known as the khutbah), even through the Friday prayers (Salat-ul-Jumu'ah) Ø Mihrab This is a niche meant to show where the qiblah wall is. Ø Qiblah This is the wall showing the direction of Makkah Note: Sometimes Muslims use compasses to discover the direction of Makkah when praying but this is usually when they are on journey. ===================================================================== Ø Washing areas This is a necessary part in the plan of a mosque as Muslims must approach Allah in a state of purity. This washing is called wudu. The washing areas are separate for women and men and their design varies...