What is another word for mosques?

Pronunciation: [mˈɒsks] (IPA)

A mosque is a holy place for the followers of the Islamic religion where they offer their prayers. It is also a center for community services and Islamic education. There are many synonyms for the word "mosques" such as "masjid," "jami," "musalla," "masjid al-haram" and "masjid al-nabawi." Masjid is the most common synonym used in the Islamic world. Jami is derived from the Arabic word "jumu'a," meaning Friday, as Friday congregational prayers are offered in these mosques. Musalla comes from the Arabic word "salat," meaning prayer. Masjid al-haram and Masjid al-nabawi are specific mosques in Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia, respectively. All these synonyms represent the importance and significance of these holy places for the Muslim community.

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Usage examples for Mosques

There is also a gallery running all around the room, the part of it facing the Speaker being given up to strangers, while the front rows at the opposite end belong to the reporters, and behind them there stands, before a still higher gallery, a heavy screen, like those erected in Turkish mosques to conceal the presence of women, and used here for the same purpose.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)"
A. Lawrence Lowell
These liberal, not to say generous terms were faithfully adhered to, except in one instance,-all the Christian churches in Rhodes were promptly turned into Mohammedan mosques.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou
Sunday, October 17, 1915. This morning we went over two old Greek temples, Demetrius and St. George; they were taken by the Turks and turned into mosques.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley

Famous quotes with Mosques

  • But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans.
    Peter King
  • I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong.
    Peter King
  • Just several years ago, Shaykh Kabbani, who is the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, when he was speaking at the State Department, said that more than 80 percent of the mosques were controlled by extremists. And from all I've seen over the last four or five years, the situation has even gotten worse.
    Peter King
  • I believe in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism, but I stay away from churches, synagogues and mosques.
    Ted Lange
  • This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism. And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism and extremism in their mosques.
    Otto Schily

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