- (in a mosque) a niche or decorative panel designating the kiblah.
Origin of mihrab
First recorded in 1810–20, mihrab is from the Arabic word miḥrāb
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Examples from the Web for mihrab
He replied, "My 'mihrab'50 is the face of my Beloved; only thither will I direct my prayers."Mystics and Saints of Islam
He then descended from the pulpit, and prayed in the Mihrab.The Knights Templars
C. G. (Charles Greenstreet) Addison
The Mihrab is hexagonal in shape, and twelve feet in diameter.
Toward the centre of the corner areas and extending upward, is the mihrab, proclaiming for what purpose this rug was woven.
Occasionally this weave and the Kurdish have a mihrab at one end, showing it to be a prayer rug.
- Islam the niche in a mosque showing the direction of Mecca
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