(Mishkat). The niche or tabernacle. The word niche (mishkat) reaches us from the beautiful Verse of Light "Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp, the Lamp enclosed in Glass ... " (Holy Qur'an 24:35). The terms Niche (mishkat), Lamp and Glass abound in a multi-layered symbolism. The Niche is made for the Lamp and the Light passes through the Glass. Everything is lit by the Light of Allah.