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Mihrab-e-Zakariyyah

Mehrab Zakariyyah in the Qibly mosque
Mehrab Zakariyyah in the Qibly mosque

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 (عليه السلام) 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 (عليه السلام) but there is no solid evidence for this.

References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA