Mosques are typically used as places of prayer and worship, particularly for the five times of prayer each day required in Islam. Mosques may also provide services such as counseling, marriages, funerals, education and c... More »

Although most mosques feature domes, the dome is purely a decorative and traditional architectural structure with no symbolic or other spiritual meaning, according to Other mosque parts, such as the minaret, h... More »

A mosque is foremost a place of worship for Muslims, followers of the Islam religion. A mosque serves many of the same functions as a church does for Christians around the world. More »

The Islamic prayer, known as "salat" or "salah," is performed five times every day, while a special congregational prayer is held on Fridays, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Muslims worship Allah, the one God ... More »

Muslims are called to prayer from the minaret. The minaret is a spire that is usually taller than the mosque itself and topped with either an onion dome or conical crown. Architectural styles vary by region and period. More »

Islam is monotheistic, because Muslims only worship one deity. Muslims believe that the creator, God, is omnipotent and omniscient. Muslims also believe in angels and prophets. More »

The purpose behind the ritualized washing, known as Wudu', or ablutions, is to cleanse the body prior to presenting oneself for worship or prayer. At the time of Islam's inception, the concept of hygiene was relatively f... More »