An elevated platform near the mihrab in a mosque, from which the sermon is delivered during services.
[Arabic, probably from Ge'ez manbar, seat, pulpit, or mənbār, seat, throne, both from nabara, to sit; see nbr in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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Mosque of al-Nasir Muhammad
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