On my travels, I'm yet to see a minaret be used for auxiliary purposes. This is what they often look like:

Minaret of the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

This is the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It would be possible to add a clockface to the minaret, or turn it into a lighthouse (the Hassan II Mosque is on the beach), in order to give it additional functionality. However, I have never seen this happen in practice.

Question: Can a minaret have auxiliary functionality, such as also being a clock tower or lighthouse?

Here I use "can" as shorthand for "is it Islamically permissible" (I'm not asking "is it physically possible").


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