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minaret

mi nuh ret

  • n  slender tower with balconies

  • There is no dome, no minaret, nothing but a small sign to indicate that this rundown Victorian house in the multiethnic south London neighborhood of Brixton is a mosque.
  • The delicate minaret, lace-like from a distance, is a calligraphic representation of the words of the call to prayer, punched out of steel plates.
  • FAITHFUL and unfailing as the muezzin's call from the minaret, that heady cry goes out nightly from a radio station in Cairo to the Arab lands.
Quotes

  • Gen Peter Pace in International Herald Tribune
    When the soldiers entered the compound, "they found that there was a building there that had a small minaret and a prayer room inside it," said General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Some people are calling that a...
  • John Warner in CNN
    It would be echoed and repeated from every minaret in Iraq that coalition forces have begun to take the first step backwards,said Warner, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We cannot take that step -- not at this...
  • King Abdullah II in Peninsula On-line
    Jordan will build a fifth minaret at the blessed Al Aqsa mosque,King Abdullah II said at a meeting of the state committee that has continued to oversee the maintenance of the shrine since Jordan's 1948-67 administration of east Jerusalem.

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