What is a mosque?

The word “mosque” means “place of submission (“Arabic masjid, derivative of sajada to worship, literally, prostrate oneself“, “from sajada to prostrate oneself“). It is completely unlike a church (“from Gk. kyriake (oikia)”Lord’s (house)”“) or a temple (“from L. templum “piece of ground consecrated for the taking of auspices, building for worship,”“). A mosque is a socio-political control centre: