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Prayer, Islam, Mecca (Makkah), house

Description of this motif: Mosques are islamic buildings, used for praying. It is not obligatory to pray in the mosque, but it is recommended, and especially the Muslim sabbath on Fridays is of importance. The mosque in itself isn't sacred, but merely a place for praying and worship. Noother rituals are performed in the mosques. It is common also to use mosques as a meeting place. All mosques have the facilities for the necessary ablutions before prayer and a niche facing Mecca. Usually mosques in the Muslim world include a minaret, from which the call to prayer is sounded.