Mosque

Mosque
Masjid (Arabic: مَـسْـجِـد‎)
After their time in Mina has passed, pilgrims head back to Mecca. - Flickr - Al Jazeera English.jpg
2010 Aerial view of the Great Mosque of Mecca (al-Masjid al-Ḥarām), the largest mosque in the world, with the Kaaba in the center

A mosque (k/; from Arabic: مَـسْـجِـد‎, translit. masjid) is a place of worship for Muslims. There are strict and detailed requirements in Sunni jurisprudence (Arabic: فِـقْـه‎, fiqh) for a place of worship to be considered a mosque, with places that do not meet these requirements regarded as musallas.[1] There are stringent restrictions on the uses of the area formally demarcated as the mosque (which is often a small portion of the larger complex), and in the Islamic Sharī‘ah (Arabic: شَـرِيْـعَـة‎, Law), after an area is formally designated as a mosque, it remains so until the Last Day.[1]

Many mosques have elaborate domes, minarets, and prayer halls, in varying styles of architecture. Mosques originated on the Arabian Peninsula, but are now found in all inhabited continents.

Etymology

A nomad's mosque orientated towards Mecca, 2013

The word 'mosque' entered the English language from the French word mosquée that was probably derived from Italian moschea, a variant of Italian moscheta, from either Middle Armenian մզկիթ (mzkit‘) or Medieval Greek: μασγίδιον (masgídion) or Spanish mezquita, from Arabic: مَـسْـجِـد‎, translit. masjid (meaning "site of prostration (in prayer)" and hence a place of worship), either from Nabataean masgĕdhā́ or from Arabic Arabic: سَـجَـدَ‎, translit. sajada (meaning "to bow down in prayer"), probably ultimately from Aramaic sĕghēdh.[2]

Other Languages
Acèh: Meuseujid
Afrikaans: Moskee
Alemannisch: Moschee
አማርኛ: መስጊድ
العربية: مسجد
aragonés: Mezquita
অসমীয়া: মছজিদ
asturianu: Mezquita
авар: Мажгит
azərbaycanca: Məscid
تۆرکجه: مسجید
বাংলা: মসজিদ
Bahasa Banjar: Masigit
Bân-lâm-gú: Chheng-chin-sī
башҡортса: Мәсет
беларуская: Мячэць
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Мячэт
भोजपुरी: महजिद
български: Джамия
bosanski: Džamija
brezhoneg: Moskeenn
català: Mesquita
Чӑвашла: Мичĕт
Cebuano: Meskita
čeština: Mešita
Cymraeg: Mosg
dansk: Moské
Deutsch: Moschee
eesti: Mošee
Ελληνικά: Τζαμί
español: Mezquita
Esperanto: Moskeo
euskara: Meskita
فارسی: مسجد
føroyskt: Moska
français: Mosquée
Frysk: Moskee
Gaeilge: Mosc
Gàidhlig: Mosg
galego: Mesquita
한국어: 모스크
Hausa: Masallaci
հայերեն: Մզկիթ
हिन्दी: मस्जिद
hrvatski: Džamija
Ido: Moskeo
Bahasa Indonesia: Masjid
Ирон: Мæзджыт
íslenska: Moska
italiano: Moschea
עברית: מסגד
Basa Jawa: Masjid
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಮಸೀದಿ
ქართული: მეჩეთი
қазақша: Мешіт
Kiswahili: Msikiti
kurdî: Mizgeft
Кыргызча: Мечит
кырык мары: Мечеть
Ladino: Mishkita
лакку: Мизит
Latina: Meschita
latviešu: Mošeja
Lëtzebuergesch: Moschee
lietuvių: Mečetė
Limburgs: Moskee
magyar: Mecset
मैथिली: मस्जिद
македонски: Џамија
मराठी: मशीद
მარგალური: მეჩეთი
مصرى: جامع
Bahasa Melayu: Masjid
Baso Minangkabau: Musajik
монгол: Мечет
Nederlands: Moskee
नेपाली: मस्जिद
नेपाल भाषा: मस्जिद
日本語: モスク
нохчийн: Маьждиг
norsk: Moské
norsk nynorsk: Moské
occitan: Mosqueta
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Masjid
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮਸਜਿਦ
پنجابی: مسیت
پښتو: جومات
Patois: Mask
polski: Meczet
português: Mesquita
Ripoarisch: Moschee
română: Moschee
Romani: Jamiya
Runa Simi: Miskita
русский: Мечеть
Scots: Mosque
shqip: Xhamia
sicilianu: Muschea
Simple English: Mosque
سنڌي: مسجد
slovenčina: Mešita
slovenščina: Mošeja
ślůnski: Moszeja
Soomaaliga: Masaajid
کوردی: مزگەوت
српски / srpski: Џамија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Džamija
Basa Sunda: Masjid
suomi: Moskeija
svenska: Moské
Tagalog: Mosque
татарча/tatarça: Мәчет
తెలుగు: మస్జిద్
тоҷикӣ: Масҷид
Türkçe: Cami
удмурт: Мечеть
українська: Мечеть
اردو: مسجد
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: جامى
Võro: Mossee
walon: Moskêye
文言: 清真寺
Winaray: Moske
吴语: 回庙
粵語: 清真寺
Zazaki: Camiye
中文: 清真寺
Bahasa Hulontalo: Tihi
ГӀалгӀай: Маьждиг
Kabɩyɛ: Ciŋili