Mehrab Zakariyyah in the Qibly mosque

Mihrab-e-Zakariyyah in the Masjid al-Qibly

The Mihrab-e-Zakariyya is a small prayer niche located in the eastern part of Masjid al-Qibly. It was built to commemorate the Prophet Zakariyyah (upon him be peace) who was a custodian of the Sacred Sanctuary (Masjid al-Aqsa).

  • This space is also said to be the place Maryam (upon her be peace) was lodged and visited by Zakariyyah (upon him be peace) but there is no solid evidence for this.

References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA

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