a niche in that wall of a mosque that is closest to Mecca: it indicates the direction toward which Muslims turn to pray
Origin of mihrabArabic mi?r?b
- A niche in the wall of a mosque or a room in the mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca.
- A niche design in the middle of a Muslim prayer rug, pointed toward Mecca during worship.
Origin of mihrabArabic mihrāb probably from Old South Arabian mhrb part of a temple from hrb to fight, perform a certain ritual in a temple &xlowdot;rb
top: Sultan Hassan Mosque
bottom: Persian prayer rug
Arabic Ù…ØØ±Ø§Ø¨ (miá¸¥rÄb)