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Which of the following does the author suggest about the orientation of mosques?
The passage tells us that early mosques that did not face Mecca had an "unusual orientation", which means that they were usually oriented in the direction of Mecca. Moreover, the passage does not state or infer anything about later mosques.
We know that early mosques that did not face towards Mecca were "unusual". That means that usually, they faced towards Mecca.
Early mosques that faced northwest Arabia had an "unusual orientation". Moreover, the passage mentions nothing about modern mosques.
According to the passage, early mosques that did not face Mecca had an "unusual orientation".
Despite the fact that early mosques were built in both directions, mosques that faced northwest Arabia are considered unusual. Therefore, early mosques were supposed to be built towards Mecca only.