A minaret is a distinctive architectural feature of traditional mosques. These slender towers can vary in shape and style and provide a beautiful focal point. They are traditionally used for the Muslim call to prayer.
Prayer halls in mosques are deliberately bare, open spaces. No furniture is needed, as worshippers sit, bow, or kneel on the floor. The mihrab is an ornamental door-shaped indentation that marks the direction of the Qiblah—the direction facing Mecca which Muslims face during prayer.