One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘In this pilgrimage-based show, we feature old and historic temples, churches, gurdwaras and masjids,’ he says.’
- ‘An alternative word for mosque, from the same root, is masjid.’
- ‘The word in Arabic is masjid, you know, which means place of prostration, in fact.’
- ‘All its loudspeakers fell silent when ‘azan,’ the prayer call, rose from Mecca masjid minarets.’
- ‘His responsibility is to see to the proper maintenance and functioning of the masjid, as mentioned above.’
- ‘I have grown up in a family that kneels in the church, bows its head at the masjid and folds its hands in prayer at the temple.’
- ‘There must be at least few people in every community who should do it in every masjid every year to keep this tradition alive.’
- ‘According to the Professor, there is no acceptable proof that the masjid had been built at the site of a Hindu temple.’
- ‘They are allowed to eat also inside the masjid, but if it is not convenient, they may go outside and come back as soon as they finish.’
- ‘Their mosques are known as masjids and not by any other name like temple, church or synagogues.’
Arabic, ‘place of worship or prostration in prayer’, probably ultimately of Aramaic origin.
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