- a Muslim temple or place of public worship.
Origin of mosque
Examples from the Web for mosque
Contemporary Examples of mosque
“Iran knows who lives in each and every house here,” one man in a Turbat mosque tells me.
Riots broke out in 1994, after Iranian authorities replaced a Sunni mosque in Mashad with a development project.
Similarly, we never failed to recognize our relatives or friends if we came across them in the mall or mosque.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
She then expressed her annoyance that the leader of the Oklahoma mosque where Nolan had worshipped refused to appear on her show.
First, he stated on air that he had not been to the mosque since 2011.
Historical Examples of mosque
In the citadel is also a mosque, now building by the order of the Pasha.
Nowhere but at the Mosque, therefore, can they hear what this Khalid has to say.
From another part of the Mosque comes the reply: “Ay, he is a Wahhabi.”
But for the sake of this beard Sheikh Khalid, do not speak at the Mosque to-day.
The church was converted into a mosque in the reign of Bajazet II.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
- a Muslim place of worship, usually having one or more minarets and often decorated with elaborate tracery and texts from the KoranAlso called: masjid, musjid
Word Origin for mosque
1717, earlier moseak (c.1400), also mosquee (16c.), probably in part from Middle French mosquée, from Italian moschea, earlier moscheta, from Spanish mesquita (modern mezquita), from Arabic masjid "temple, place of worship," from sajada "he worshipped" + prefix ma- denoting "place." Mangled in Middle English as muskey, moseache, etc.
A Muslim house of worship with at least one minaret, a tall, slender tower with balconies, used for calling the faithful to prayer.