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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 (عليها السلام) was lodged and visited by Zakariyyah (عليه السلام) but there is no solid evidence for this.

References: A guide to al-Aqsa mosque – PASSIA