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Title: The Mihrāb or Prayer-niche
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The Mihrāb or Prayer-niche ‘Indisputably a creation of sacred art’ Art historians believe this element was introduced into masjid architecture during the Umayyad caliph al-Walīd, it’s probable the design replaced a simplified door form, indicating the direction of Makkah.