وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ مَرْيَمَ إِذِ انتَبَذَتْ مِنْ أَهْلِهَا مَكَانًا شَرْقِيًّا And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to a place looking East – Quran: 19:16
بَدَأَ بِمُقَدَّمِ رَأْسِهِ, حَتَّى ذَهَبَ بِهِمَا إِلَى قَفَاهُ, ثُمَّ رَدَّهُمَا إِلَى اَلْمَكَانِ اَلَّذِي بَدَأَ مِنْهُ (In a description of the Prophet’s (God bless him and grant him peace) ablution:) He started with the front of his head, moved them (his hands) to the nape of his neck, and then returned them to the place where he started. – Bukhari
كيري: الأسد ليس له مكان في سوريا المستقبل Kerry: Assad has no place in the future Syria – BBC News, Arabic
Did you know…
مَكَان is the noun of place from the verb كَان to be, so literally means the place where something is, just like مَسْجِد is the noun of place from the verb سَجَدَ to prostrate, meaning literally therefore the place of prostration.