124 Denis Hurley St, Durban Central, Durban, South Africa
Sheikh Ahmed Deedat was born in India in 1918 and arrived in Durban as a nine-year old boy. In 1957 he founded the Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI) which is located opposite the Grey Street Masjid. The IPCI issues free literature on Islam and conducts mosque tours. Call them on +27 31 206 0026 to make a booking. Architectural Features Masjid (Mosque) means ‘a place to prostrate’. More loosely translated, it refers to a place of worship for Muslims. While there are no special liturgical requirements involved in the design of mosques, the following elements are likely to be present: Qibla – the direction to Mecca which worshippers must face when praying Mehrab – niche or arch in the wall to indicate qibla Minbar – pulpit, usually a raised platform to the right of the mehrab Imam – person who leads the prayer Adhan – call to prayer by muazzin (caller) Minaret – tower from which the adhan is proclaimed Salah – daily prayer Jummah – Friday prayer Wudhu – ablution to be performed before offering the prayer Sehn – antechamber to main prayer area
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