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Building domes and minarets on mosques

Please explain to me the significane of the dome and minaret on a mosque.  It seems every mosques has one . Did the prophet say in some hadeeth to do this?? 

Praise be to Allaah. 

Building domes on mosques is an innovation and an extravagance, so it is not permissible to build them. But if the minaret is needed to make the voice of the muezzin carry as far as possible, or to make the mosque recognizable from a distance so that worshippers can make their way towards it, then the means are subject to the same rulings as the ends, and in this case, building minarets is prescribed.

 Written by al-Khudayr
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