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Recent Examples of mosque from the Web
Take Sterling Heights, Michigan, where a Muslim group wanted to build a new mosque.
Attacks on mosques are a relatively recent development in Afghanistan’s history.
Two Florida mosques — one in Fort Pierce and one in Tampa — were targeted in arson attacks within six months of each other in late 2016 and early 2017.
Despite having no idea what the hieroglyphic symbols meant, French archaeologist Georges Perrot supposedly copied the entire inscription for his records before the limestone was taken away by the villagers and used to build a new mosque.
Still others find themselves at one of the city's mega-shelters, unable to get to a mosque for the holiday.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Friday an arrest warrant has been issued for Andrew Charles Chambers for his alleged involvement in the burglary of two mosques located in Arizona.
In the wake of the 2011 uprisings, King Mohammed VI announced a qualification program to train imams and scholars in proper doctrinal interpretations and began a significant project of refurbishing the country’s mosques.
The mosque’s Friday prayer draws over 2,000 people alone.
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Did You Know?
Mosques were known to the English-speaking world long before we called them mosques. In the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, we used many different variations of the word - moseak, muskey, moschy, mos’keh, among others - until we finally hit on mosquee, emulating Middle French. The Middle French word had come by way of Italian and Old Spanish from the Arabic word for "temple," which is masjid. In the early 1700s, we settled on the present spelling, and mosque thus joined other English words related to Muslim worship: mihrab, for the special niche in a mosque that points towards Mecca; minaret, for the tall slender tower of a mosque; and muezzin, for the crier who, standing in the minaret, calls the hour of daily prayers.
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