The Mimbar, or pulpit is so placed that the speaker can face Mecca.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
MIMBAR OF THE GREAT MOSQUE AT DAMASCUS.
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
The walls are of painted plaster-work; the mimbar or pulpit is of carved wood, each panel bearing a different design.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various