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  1. a pulpit in a mosque.
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Origin of mimbar

First recorded in 1810–20, mimbar is from the Arabic word minbar
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Historical Examples

  • The Mimbar, or pulpit is so placed that the speaker can face Mecca.

    The Faith of Islam

    Edward Sell

  • The walls are of painted plaster-work; the mimbar or pulpit is of carved wood, each panel bearing a different design.

  • The preacher standing on the second step of the Mimbar, or pulpit, with a large club or staff in his hand, delivers his sermon.

  • The Moorish mimbar or pulpit of the mosque of Cordova was very wonderful.

  • We learn from Ibn-Khaldoun and many other writers, that the throne of the Mussulman sultans was the mimbar, takcht, or cursi.