Talk:Minbar

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Nice stub, we should try to add further contents. --Bhadani 15:50, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that the bit at the end is wrong- "And he should stand on the top step of the minbar following the example of Muhammad." should be replaced with something along the lines of "The Imam should never stand on the top step of the Minbar as this is traditionally reserved for the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.O.H.)." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.23.192.60 (talk) 08:53, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Pulpit or lectern[edit]

I placed the [original research?] tag on the following sentence: "While minbars are usually more akin to pulpits in elevation and structures they have a function and position more similar to that of a lectern, emphasizing contact with the audience." The function of a lectern is "reading" (of scripture or a speech); hence the name: from the Latin lectio, "to read". The function of a pulpit is to deliver a sermon or homily, which is what the khutbah is. There is no foundation for the assertion that a lectern emphasizes contact with the audience more than a pulpit. In many Christian churches the lectern and puplit are parallel with each other, the main difference between the two being elevation and structure. MishaPan (talk) 15:43, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Also, the article states not only that the minbar is similar to a lectern, but that the müezzin mahfili is similar to the pulpit—I think these two similies should be reversed, imho. Thank you. MishaPan (talk) 15:50, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Possible offence to Muslims?[edit]

Isn't it possible that some Muslims may take offence to the assertion that mosques are equipped with minibars? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.24.7.250 (talk) 11:04, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

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