Mosque throughout the Muslims world is thinking Holy place where Muslim community comes for the worship. It has some of the superb and intricate architecture ever created by humankind.
There are a lot of beautiful Masjids are available in the world that is impossible to cover in this single post, so we decided to focus on the Masjids ceilings beauty in the entire world.
This collection shows just how seriously geometry and mathematics into Islamic architecture in the world. In this post, I have put together ten amazing mosque ceilings from the entire world.
1- Al-Masjid An-Nabawi Masjid, Medina, Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi is a Masjid that was established and first time built by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), in 622 CE. It is set in the city of Medina Saudi Arabia. It was the second Masjid built in the Islamic history, and now it is one of the largest mosques in the entire world.
This mosque was originally adjacent to the Muhammad (SAW) tomb. The Green Dome is the most notable feature that is located in the southeast corner of the Masjid, which was originally Hz Aisha’s house where Hz Muhammad (SAW) Tomb is built.
First time in 1279, a wooden cupola has been constructed over the tomb which was later rebuilt multiple times in a late 15th century and once in 1817. The present monument was built in 1818 by Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II, and formerly Green painted in 1837, hence fitting known as the “Green Dome.”
2- Al-Aqsa Masjid, Jerusalem, Palestine
It is known as Bayt Al-Muqaddas and is the first Kiblah of Muslim community. It is the third largest holiest place in Islam located in the old city of Jerusalem, Palestine. It was opened for the people in 705 AD.
In 746, the mosque was totally destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt in 754 by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur. In 780, it was again rebuilt and in 1033, another earthquake was destroyed most of its part. Two years later, the Fatimid caliph Ali az-Zahir created another Masjid, which has stood to the present.
3- Great Masjid of Cordoba, Spain
The Great Masjid of Cordoba, also known as the Mosque – Cathedral of Córdoba. Originally, this was a small temple of Christian Visigoth when Muslim has conquered Spain in 711.
The first time, it was divided into Muslim and Christian halves, and this had lasted until 784 when Emir ‘Abd Al-Rahman I was purchased the Christian half and build the Grand Masjid of Córdoba on its ground.
4- Blue Masjid, Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Masjid is also called Sultan Ahmet Mosque, and it is a historical Masjid in Istanbul, Turkey. It is famous and well-popular due to its blue tiles embellishing the walls of its inside.
It was opened for people in 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. It has five main domes, eight secondary domes, and six minarets.
5- Al Sultan Qalawun Masjid, Cairo, Egypt
It was built in 1318 by the Mamluk sultan Al-Nasr Muhammad as a royal Masjid of the Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. The Sultan of Cairo has performed their Friday prayers. There are two minarets; both built totally of stone.
In 1335, the Masjid was heightened, its roof was repaired, and a dome of plastered wood wrapped with green tiles was appended over the prayer niche.
6- Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore, Pakistan
This Masjid was famous due to its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as ‘a mole on the cheek of Lahore. It was built in 1634-1635 AD within seven years by the then-Governor of the Punjab province in the region of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Hakim sheikh Alim-Ud-Din Ansari, commonly well-known as Wazir Khan. It was a native of Chiniot City.
7- Taj Mahal Masjid, Agra, India
It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, Agra, India. It was stand at the left side of the Taj Mahal that was Shah Jahan made for his Third Wife Mumtaz Begum. It is constructed of white marble and red sandstone used for the inlaying and the domes.
The design was done in the combination of the Turkish Islamic, Ottoman and Indian architectural styles.
8- Sheikh Zayed Masjid, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
It was built first President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. Its construction lasted from 1996 to 2007. It has high modern values of art and architecture in the history. It is the largest Masjid in the UAE.
It is the principal place of worship for Friday and Eid prayers. During Eid above, 41,000 people are visited and offering the prayer of Eid.
9- Al Fateh Grand Masjid, Manama, Bahrain
It is the largest Masjid of Bahrain and having the capacity of 7,000 people worships at a time. It was built in 1988. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair. It named after the founder of Bahrain, Ahmed Al-Fateh. It was built by the late Sheikh Isa Ibn Salman Al-Khalifa.
10- St Petersburg Masjid, St Petersburg, Russia
It was opened in 1913 for people at that time it was the largest Masjid in Europe outside the Turkey. Its minarets height is 49 meters and dome height is 39 meters. It has the capacity of 5,000 people prayer at one time.
Worshipers are separated by gender during a worship service, females on the first floor and males are ground floor. It was closed to worshippers from 1940 to 1956.
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