Most Beautiful Mosques in the World
Mosque is also known as Masjid which is a Holy place for all the followers of Islam. It is a place for Muslims to have their prayers. There are beautiful mosques with the touch of many different cultures around the world because Islam had reached many parts of the world. All these Mosques below looks amazing not only from the outside but also the inside. Here are the most beautiful mosques around the world from many countries that will leave you breathless.
1. Al-Haram Mosque- Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Al-Haram Mosque or Grand Mosque is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The structure covers an area of 400,800 square meters(99.0 acres), which includes indoor and outdoor spaces for praying. During the largest annual worship of the Muslim world or Hajj, the Grand Mosque can accommodate up to 4 million people around the world.
2. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi-Medina,Saudi Arabia
Al Nabawi Mosque is a mosque situated in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It was built by the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It is ts the second largest mosque and the most important place of this mosque is in the center of the mosque which is called the green dome.
The dome was first painted green in 1837, and later became known as the Green Dome. The green dome is where the tomb of the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is located.
3. Al-Aqsa mosque-Jerusalem,Palestine
Al-Aqsa Mosque or Bayt al-Muqaddas is located in the old city of Jerusalem. It is the third holiest site in Islam and part of Haram ash-Sharif or “Sacred Noble Sanctuary” which lies together with the Dome of the Rock.
According to the Muslims, the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Night Journey. When Allah ordered Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to turn to the Kaaba, he led prayers toward this mosque until the seventeenth month after the emigration.
4. Hassan II Mosque-Morocco
The grand Mosque Hassan II is the 7th largest mosque in the world and is located in Casablanca, Morocco. The mosque stands looking out to the Atlantic ocean. The sea bed is visible through the glass floor and the walls are hand-crafted marble. It has the world’s tallest minaret at 210 meters (689 ft). The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser directed towards Mecca
5. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque- Brunei
Sultan Omar Saifudien Mosque is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The mosque is the most beautiful mosque in the Asia Pacific and is also a tourist attraction of Brunei. It has modern Islamic architecture with Mughal architecture and Italian style. It was built in an artificial lagoon on the banks of the Brunei River at Kampong Ayer. The mosque is surrounded by trees and gardens with fountains which symbolize heaven in Islam.
6. Zahir Mosque-Kedah, Malaysia
The Zahir Mosque is located in Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia. It is the oldest mosque in Malaysia which was built in 1912. The mosque has five large domes which symbolize the five main principles in Islam. This mosque held a Quran reading competition annually and has been voted for the most beautiful mosque in the world.
7. The Baiturrahman Mosque-Banda Aceh, Indonesia
This beautiful mosque is situated in Aceh, Indonesia. The Baiturrahman mosque has a high value for the people in Aceh. It is a place for worship and the mosque is also one of the tourist attractions in Aceh.
8. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque
The Sultan Ahmad mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad 1 between 1609 and 1616 CE. The mosque is also known as the blue mosque because it has blue tiles decorated on the walls and its interior.
9. Sultan Mosque, Singapore
Sultan Mosque is considered one of the most important mosques located in Singapore. It is not only a place to pray but it is also a national monument. There are not many changes since it was built, only improvements were made in the main hall and an annex was added.
10. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The mosque has historical and modern values of the architecture of the Islamic world. It has the largest carpet pools along the arcades and remarkable bluish gray clouds on the external walls.