What does minaret mean and where has it come from?
It is the same as the towers of traditional churches that indicates Christian architecture. For mosques, it is a matter of Islamic architecture and is symbolic indication of mosques. It not just a symbolic item. Everything created for purpose. As churches minaret used to locate the bell, minaret in mosques also use for the signal purpose. In more recent times, the main function of the minaret was to provide a vantage point from which the…
construction of minaret for mosque is traditional as in construction of church is also unique the construction of minaret is because the people far away can easily locate the mosque. more over the high minarets were used to be constructed so that voice of moazzun can be heard to longer distance turkish are the pioneers of this type of construction
Answer: Good question. Because the Prophet Muhammad said that Jesus will return, descending near a white minaret in Damascus. At the time that he said that, there was no white minaret in Damascus. But one was built by Christians, soon after that, and they had no idea that Muhammad had said that. Another one of the many miracles of Muhammad (peace be upon him).