Most Beautiful Mosques in the World

Most Beautiful Mosques in the World

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1. Al Haram Mosque - Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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-According to Quran, it was the first house built for humanity to worship Allah. 
-Also called Grand Mosque.
-Opened in 638 AD.
-Largest and oldest mosque in the world, as well as the holiest site in Islam, the Kaaba.
-Covers an area of 400,800 square meters (99.0 acres) and can accommodate up to 4 million people during the period of the Hajj, one of the largest annual worship of the Muslim in the world. 

2. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi - Medina, Saudi Arabia

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-Also called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque built by the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) situated in the city of Medina. 
-Second holiest site in Islam. 
-One of the most important place of this mosque is Green Dome (the center of the mosque), where the tomb of the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is located.
-In 1279 AD, a wooden cupola was built over the tomb which was later rebuilt and renovated multiple times in late 15th century and once in 1817.
-The dome was first painted green in 1837, and later became known as the Green Dome. 

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3. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque - Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque - Brunei

-Royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. 
-Considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major landmark and tourist attraction of Brunei.
-Constructed in 1958.
-The mosque unites Mughal architecture and Italian styles.
-The mosque is built in an artificial lagoon on the banks of the Brunei River at Kampong Ayer, the "village in the water".
-It has marble minarets and golden domes with courtyards and lush gardens full of fountains.
-The mosque is surrounded by a large number of trees and floral gardens which in Islam symbolizes heaven. 

4. Hassan II Mosque - Casablanca, Morocco

-Largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world.
-Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft).
-It was completed in 1993. 
-The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca.
-The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building's hall.
-The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable.
-A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds. 

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5. Al Aqsa Mosque & Dome of the Rock Mosque - Jerusalem, Palestine

Al Aqsa Mosque & Dome of the Rock Mosque - Jerusalem, Palestine

-Also known as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam and an Islamic shrine located in the Old City of Jerusalem.
-Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa are put together - because there's often some confusion between them, to the point where they're sometimes considered one and the same. But they are two distinctly separate buildings that happen to be very close to each other. They're located in an area of Old Jerusalem called the Temple Mount.
-Al Aqsa together with the Dome of the Rock, is believed to be The Temple of Jerusalem once stood.
-Muslims believe that 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. 

6. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

-3rd largest mosque in the world.
-The mosque was built with the rise of 11 metres above sea level, and 9.5 metres above the street level so that it is clearly visible from all directions.
-It is built as a monument to consolidate Islamic culture and a prominent centre for Islamic sciences.
-The complex covers an area of 22,412 m2.
-Some 41,000 worshippers can be accommodated in the mosque, 7,126 in the main prayer hall. 

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7. Faisal Mosque Islamabad - Pakistan

Faisal Mosque Islamabad - Pakistan

-Biggest mosque in south east and southern Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world. 
-Conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan and named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who supported and financed the project.
-Capacity of 74,000 within the main areas, approx. 200,000 in adjoining grounds.
-Covered area - 54,000 sq ft.
-It was the largest mosque in the world of 1986-1993 before defeated measure by the completion of the Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco and after the expansion of Masjid Al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi (Prophet's (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia in the 1990s.

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