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Night and History by blackchallenge

Al Badiyah Mosque (sometimes written Al Bidyah or Al Bidya) is the oldest extant mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It is located in a small village in emirate Fujairah about 50 km north from region center. This mosque is also known as Ottoman Mosque.
Al Bidyah Mosque is built of stone and mud bricks and is coated in many layers of whitewashed plaster.
Architecturally, Al Bidya Mosque is unique in the UAE and the engineering features are considered a major accomplishment for the period of construction. Its distinctive roof with its four pointed domes is supported by an internal pillar and is unusual for religious architecture in the region.
The prayer has a small mihrab (the niche in the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca) and a simple minbar (the pulpit which is usually situated to the right of the mihrab and consists of a raised platform reached by a set of steps).

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