"Mosque" literally means a place of prostration. In Qur'an, the proper word is
Masjid, derived from the word
'Sadj' which means the place where one prostrates oneself.
serves as an institution in which the focal point of religious and social activities are combined beautifully and with conscious
relevance to please Allah. It is a humble way for followers of the Islamic faith, to recreate pure divine presence on earth.
Mihrab, a niche in the wall having
no doors is mandatory structure to indicate the direction of Mecca (this direction is called Qibla).