|How to pronounce Mishkat|
MIddle + SHop + CAT
Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
|Arabic Spelling (How to write Mishkat in Arabic)||مشكاة|
|Alternate spellings of Mishkat||Mishcaat Michkaat Miyshkat Meshkat Myshcaat Mechkaat Mishkaa Mechkat Meyshcaat Miyshkat Michcaat |
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Meaning of Mishkat
Mishkat is a direct Quranic name for boys and girls that means means “niche”, which is a shallow recess in a wall that contains a lantern (it is like a shelf to put lanterns on, but the shelf is embedded inside the wall). Click here to visit a page that contains a photo of a niche.
The word Mishkat is used in the Quran in verse 24:35:
God is the light of the heavens and the earth. His light may be compared to a niche containing a lamp, the lamp inside a crystal of star-like brilliance lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west. The [luminous] oil is as if ready to burn without even touching it. Light upon light; God guides to His light whom He will. God draws such comparisons for mankind; God has full knowledge of everything. (Quran 24:35)