The mosque podium is an important piece of furniture used in Islamic places of worship. This podium is usually a platform where the imam gives sermons and addresses the congregation. The rostrum is used in Islamic culture to convey religious teachings, inform and guide the society.
Mosque pulpits are generally made of woody materials and are traditionally decorated with wood carving and craftsmanship. However, today there are also lectern models produced with modern designs and different materials.
Mosque pulpits generally have the following components:
Mimbar (Lectern): It is the raised platform where the imam stands and gives sermons and prays. It generally has a three-step structure and is designed to appeal to the mosque community.
Decorative Features: Traditional mosque pulpits are often decorated with carvings, calligraphy or other decorations. These decorations can often be made with Islamic motifs, verses or geometric patterns.
Material and Design: Lecterns are generally made of durable wooden materials and have a strong structure. However, today there are also lectern designs made of metal, glass or modern materials.
Functionality: Lecterns are designed so that the imam can stand comfortably and his voice can easily reach the congregation. It may also include stairs or steps so users can easily ascend and descend.
Mosque pulpits have an important place as one of the architectural elements of a mosque. It is important that it is compatible with other elements in the mosque both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. Therefore, the lectern design is usually chosen or designed to be compatible with the architectural style and overall atmosphere of that mosque.
To get more detailed information about mosque pulpits and see different design examples, you can visit the websites of furniture manufacturers or companies selling mosque equipment, or review architecture books and articles written on religious furniture.