Mosque, (Masjid in Arabic) is a place where followers of Islam gather to offer their collective worships. Mosques are also symbol of fine Islamic culture and art. Mosques are present in all countries of the world and there are many mosques with stunning look. This blog is not to discriminate among mosque but we are intended to give a look on 10 beautiful mosques based on our very limited knowledge.
Al Haram Mosque – Macca, Saudi Arabia
There is no doubt that Grand mosque of Mecca is most beautiful mosque in the world. It is the holiest, largest and most sacred mosque in the world . Hazrat Adam A.S laid foundation of this mosque and it was rebuilt by Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. It can accommodate up to 4 million people and holds the largest annual worship of the Muslim in the world.
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi – Medina, Saudi Arabia
This is also Prophet’s Mosque because it was built by Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in the city of Medina. It is the second holiest site in Islam after the Grand Mosque of Mecca. The green dome of this mosque is most striking feature of this mosque where is tomb of the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Al Aqsa Mosque – Jerusalem, Palestine
It is also called Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam. It is also the holiest site in Judaism, because it is believed to be The Temple of Jerusalem once stood. The Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) started is miraculous journey to Heavens from this place. For short period of time Muslim prayed facing towards this mosque.
Hassan II Mosque – Morocco
It is the largest mosque the largest mosque of Morocco located in Casablanca. It has world tallest minaret which are 60 stories high and has height of 210 metres. It can accommodate 105,000 worshippers.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque – Brunei
It is a royal Islamic mosque located in the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. It is one most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a important landmark a place of tourist attraction. The mosque is beautiful mixture of Mughal architecture and Italian styles.
Zahir Mosque – Kedah, Malaysia
It is grandest and oldest mosques of Malaysia located in the heart of Alor Star, the state capital of Kedah. The five large domes symbolizes the five main principles of Islam. Every year Quran recitation competition is held in premises of the mosque.
Faisal Mosque Islamabad – Pakistan
It is located in beautiful capital of Pakistan, Islambad. It is world fourth largest mosque and it remained as largest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993
Taj ul Mosque – Bhopal, India
Also called crown of mosques in situated in Bhopal, India. It is one of the largest mosque in asia It serves as as a Islamic school during the day time. The architecture of mosque resembles Grand mosque in Delhi and the Badshahi Mosque of Lahore.
Badshahi Mosque of Lahore – Pakistan
It is also called ‘Royal Mosque’. It is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. It is capable of accommodating 160,000 worshippers, It remained the largest mosque in the world for periods of from 1673 to 1986.
Sultan Mosque, Singapore
It is located at Muscat Street in Kampong Glam Rochor District in Singapore. It is national monument of Singapore since on March 14th 1975.