Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Mosque - A mosque is a place of worship for followers
of the Islamic faith. Masgid or Masjid (pl. masajid) is the
Arabic term for a mosque. This term is used widely throughout
the Islamic world, and the word masjid is widely preferred
by many Muslims. The word masjid is from the arabic root sajad
which means to prostrate; Islamic prayers require prostration.
A place of public worship in the Islamic religion. The term
is from the Arabic masjid, "a place to prostrate one's self
[in front of God]."