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Makeshift musallā with carpets and a protection against the sun, in Thebes, Egypt

A musalla (Arabic: مصلى‎, translit. muṣallā‎) is an open space outside a mosque, that is mainly used for praying.[1] The words is derived from the verb صلى (ṣallā), meaning "to pray".

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  1. ^ The Encyclopaedia of Islam. New Edition. Brill, Leiden. Vol. 7, pg. 658; al-mausūʿa al-fiqhiyya. Kuwait 1998. Vol. 38, pg 29