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Noun: mihrab  meer-ub
  1. (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
  2. (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca

Derived forms: mihrabs

Type of: design, figure, niche, pattern, recess

Part of: mosque, prayer mat, prayer rug

Encyclopedia: Mihrab