Mosque is a holy place where Muslim community comes together and worships their God or offering prayers. Mosques are the excellent instance of Muslims and Islam architecture. Beautiful Masjids are spread all around the world, and Islam has taken its fine art and culture to those places.
Because Islam had reached different parts of Africa and Europe and it has left significant effects in their cultures. There are top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.
All these Masjids look eye-catching from the outside and to be a Muslim you are lucky enough and have desire to visit some of the interiors, well then you would know that it is breath-taking. Here are 10 breathtaking mosques from different countries around the world.
1- Masjid Al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
In Quran said, the Masjid Al-Haram was the first house built for humankind to worship Allah. The most famous tombstone in the world, Al-Haram is located in the city of Mecca. It is the world largest Masjid that was built surrounds one of Islam’s holiest places, Kaaba.
The current construction covers an area of 400,800 square meters, including indoor and outdoor prayer places. It can hold up to 4 million people during the era of the Hajj, one of the substantial annual worship of the Muslim in the world.
2- Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia
Al-Nabawi or Prophet’s Mosque is built by the last Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is situated in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is 2nd largest and holiest Masjid after the Al-Haram mosque in Mecca.
The most important part of this Masjid is Green Dome where the Tomb of Muhammad (PBUH) is located. The first time Dome was painted with color Green in 1837 and later became known as the Green Dome.
3- Al-Aqsa Masjid, Jerusalem, Palestine
Al-Aqsa Masjid is known as Bayt Al-Muqaddas and third holiest place of Islam. It was located in the old city of Jerusalem. Muhammad (PBUH) was first time position its stones when He was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Masjid during the Night Journey. According to Islamic history, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) led prayers toward this mosque until the 17th month after the migration, when Allah ordered him to turn to the Kaaba.
4- Hassan II Mosque, Morocco
Hassan II Masjid is located in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest Masjid in the Morocco and 7th largest in the world. Its belfry is the world’s tallest at 210 meters and was completed in 1993. Its minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the brightness from which is intended for towards Mecca.
The Masjid stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic ocean, the seabed being noticeable through the glass flooring of the building’s hall. A maximum of 105,000 people attending worship can gather mutually for prayer and 25,000 inside the Masjid hall and one more 80,000 on the mosques outside grounds.
5- Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei
It is royal Islamic mosque that is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It is the most beautiful mosque in the Asia Pacific and a chief familiar sight and tourist magnetism of Brunei. It was constructed in 1958 and is an instance of modern Islamic architecture.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is built in a non-natural lagoon on the banks of the Brunei River at the “village in the water” Kampong Ayer. It has a golden dome and marble minarets with lush gardens with full of fountains and courtyards. The Masjid is built in Italian and Mughal architecture styles.
6- Zahir Mosque, Kedah, Malaysia
Zahir Mosque is located in the heart of Alor Star, Kedah’s state, Malaysia. It is one of the oldest and beautiful Masjid in Malaysia. Tunku Mahmud, the son of Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah, was built this Masjid in 1912.
The mosque was established with five large domes symbolizing the five most important principles of Islam. The structural design from the Masjid inspired by AZIZI Mosque, in the city of Langkat, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
7- Faisal Mosque Islamabad, Pakistan
Faisal Masjid is the biggest and largest mosque in the southern Asia and South East. It is 4th largest Masjid in the world. In 1986 -1993 this was the largest mosques in the world later Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco, and Masjid Al-Haram etc. was defeated.
8- Taj-Ul-Mosque, Bhopal, India
The natural means of this Masjid is “The Crown of Mosques” is situated in Bhopal, India. This Masjid is also used day time as an Islamic school. It is also one of the largest Masjid in Asia. This pink Masjid has two 18-story high octagonal minarets with marble domes.
It also has three beautiful marble bulbous domes, an impressive main hallway, and pillars relating Mughal architecture the similarities of Jama Masjid in Delhi and the Badshahi Mosque of Lahore.
9- Badshahi Mosque of Lahore, Pakistan
The royal mosque “Badshahi Mosque” is located in Lahore, Pakistan. The sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was started this Masjid in 1671 and completed in 1673. It is the 2nd largest Masjid in the Pakistan and South Asia.
It is the most famous place and the main tourist attraction. Capable of willing to help 55,000 worshippers in its most important prayer hall and an additional 95,000 in its courtyard and porches, it stayed the largest Masjid in the world from 1673 to 1986.
10- Sultan Mosque, Singapore
It is located at Muscat Street in Singapore. It is supposed one of the most important mosques in Singapore. It has in its original position since it been built, only with developments made to the main hall in 1960 and takes possession of added in 1993. It set as a national tombstone on March 14th, 1975.