The mihrab is a niche or place in a mosque from where the Imam leads worshipers in prayer. It always faces in the direction of the Kaaba, where all Muslims direct their prayers. The mihrab in the grand mosque is golden with a curved design, inspired by the shape of the rivers of milk and honey described in paradise, and topped with a beehive representing the source of the honey. The minbar, or pulpit, to the right, is where the imam stands to address worshipers.

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