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Portable Mosques Around The Globe: A Beautiful Slideshow: Consists Of High Quality Images Of Mosques Around the World Over than 30 Images. With Athan (Azan) recitation by the Greatest Reciter of the Noble Qur’an (Maschary Al Afassy).
What Means Mosque?
A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Muslims often refer to the mosque by its Arabic name, masjid. The word “mosque” in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship, although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller, privately owned mosque and the larger, “collective” mosque, which has more community and social amenities.
The primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer and some other activities of their life (i.e, a centre for information, education, and dispute settlement). The Imam leads the prayer. Nevertheless, mosques are known around the world nowadays for their general importance to the Muslim community as well as their demonstration of Islamic architecture. They have developed significantly from the open-air spaces that were the Quba Mosque and Masjid al-Nabawi in the seventh century. Today, most mosques have elaborate domes, minarets, and prayer halls. Mosques originated on the Arabian Peninsula, but now exist on all the world’s inhabited continents. They are not only places for worship and prayer, but also places to learn about Islam and meet fellow believers.
The First Mosque
According to Islamic beliefs, the first mosque in the world was the Kaaba, whose existing foundation was raised up by Prophet.
The Ka`bah today
Ibrahim (PBUH), assisted by his son Prophet Ismail (PBUH), upon an order from God. The site of the Kaaba is also believed to be the place where a tent was erected by angels for Adam and Eve to use for worship. The oldest mosque built by Muslims is the Quba Mosque in Medinah. When Muhammad (PBUH) lived in Makkah, he viewed Kaaba as his first and principal mosque and performed prayers there together with his followers. Continue reading