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World Religions Summative ISU

Islam; Places of Worship
Judaism; History
Judaism; Places of Worship
Judaism; Festivals/Holidays
Judaism; Concept of G-d/Beliefs
Judaism; Key figures
Judaism; Scriptures
Christianity; History
Christianity; Places of Worship
Christianity; Festivals/Holidays
Christianity; Concept of God/Beliefs
Christianity; Key Figures
Christianity; Scriptures
Islam; History
Islam; Places of Worship
Islam; Festivals/Holidays
Islam; Concepts of God/Beliefs
Islam; Key Figures
Islam; Scriptures
Sikhism; History
Sikhism; Places of Worships
Sikhism; Festivals/Holidays
Sikhism; Concept of God/Beliefs
Sikhism; Key Figures
Sikhism; Scriptures

A mosque is the house of prayer in Islam. A mosque is very important to Muslims. There is no specific way for a Mosque to be built, accept a few key points: an indication to the direction Mecca, a mihrab (a niche on the wall). A mosque must have a roofed area in front of the mihrab and there cannot be any doors on the wall where the mihrab is placed, but for other walls, there can be as many as they want.
There are two types of mosques. The main mosque is called jamaca, and is the one where the friday prayer takes place. The other type of mosque is called a masjid. Masjod is a word meaning "place for prostration" and were used by early Muslim for house of worsrhip, even for other religions.
The first mosque is the one in Mecca and is defined as the area that is surrounded by Ka'ba, the most holy shrine to Islam. The early developement of mosques was in the courtyard of Muhammad's house in Madina. Mosques face the directions of Jerusalem.

Mosque and Shrine of Husayn bni Ali, Karbala, Iraq

Many mosques in the first century were churches. In many regions, Christianity lost its position and churches turned into Mosques over periods of time.