The Function of Buildings

Mosque of Miyan Khan Chishti


Mosque of Miyan Khan Chishti
Ahmadabad, India
Built about 1465, Model; 1830–70; wood
Victoria and Albert Museum

Muslims pray five times a day facing the holy city of Mecca. The call to prayer is recited from the mosque towers, or minarets. The mihrab or prayer niche inside a mosque indicates the direction of Mecca. The interior is carpeted but not furnished, and male and female worshippers are segregated.



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