Friday, September 5, 2008


Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) described mosques as the 'garden of paradise'. They are places of worship, education and community links. Manara (minaret) is a tall tower, near to, or built into, a mosque, where the mu'athin calls to pray. Domes are common architectural features in many mosques around the world. They are often decorated from the exterior. The mihrab, which is located at the midpoint of the wall facing Qibla, is a niche or recess that constitutes the central and, at times, the most decorated feature in any mosque. The Minbar is the platform in a mosque placed next to the mihrab and is used for khutba (sermon), which is delivered by the Imam.
A mosque at the Sharjah corniche.
The Buheirah corniche mosque in Sharjah.
Majaz Park mosque in Sharjah.
The mosque opposite the corniche in Khor Fakkan.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Mosque on Airport Road in Abu Dhabi.
The mosque at the Qanat Al Qasba in Sharjah.
The mosque is one of the few that is open to visits from the public.
The mosque at American University of Sharjah is an ideal place for students to pray.
The Badiya Mosque in Dibba, Fujairah, is the oldest place of worship in the country and is still used for prayers.
Jumeirah Mosque on Beach Road is considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai.                  

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