American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mosque.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Mohammedan place of worship; a mosque.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Muslim place of worship; a mosque.
- n. (Islam) a Muslim place of worship
- From Arabic مَسْجِدٌ (masjid), from the root س ج د (IPA: /s-dʒ-d/) (Other: s-j-d). (Wiktionary)
- Arabic, from Aramaic *masgid, place of worship, from səged, to bow down, worship; see sgd in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word masjid comes from the verb sajada (sah-jah-dah), which means "to prostrate" or "to kneel.”
“Muslims strongly believe the masjid is a holy place that must be treated with considerable respect and cleanliness.”
“They called the masjid and the office admin or perhaps just a brother that happened to answer the phone said that I would have to repeat my shahadah asap in front of witnesses.”
“It’s getting to the point where some guy named Abdullah mugs an old lady, and someone’s going to call the masjid and ask for the imam’s response, and some right wing nutter’s going to blog a post asking, "Why haven’t all the Muslims condemned this mugging?”
“I remember there were so many pigeons outside the masjid, and they weren't afraid of people.”
“Invest in some counselors and mental health professionals that know how to relate to people or tell your Imam and masjid staff they have to undergo diversity training as well as take classes in counseling and mental health taught by professionals in each field respectively before they will be allowed to counsel anyone.”
“A mosque, or masjid, is literally any place where Muslims make salat, the prayer performed in the direction of Mecca; it needn't be a building.”
“Four pipelines for water were destroyed, ruining crucial infrastructure for the masjid in the village, the Government Primary school and the home of one villager.”
“This exchange continued until we reached their local masjid, the mosque, the place of worship.”
“Basim left work early as he frequently did in order to take his father to the mosque masjid for religious services.”
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