This article compiles most beautiful mosques in the world. Mosques are where Muslims come and bow before Almighty Allah. There are countless beautiful and attractive religious buildings in the world. Ramadan is the holiest month to visit these places and witness their marvel.Mosques are of great significance in Islam. These, no doubt, tell Muslims to take their shoes off and come for worshiping the only Creator of this universe. It is not so easy to talk about the glory of all mosques because there are many. So, we have tried here to give an overview of those which are not only famous mosque in the world but beautiful in architecture and also catch the attention of global Muslims.
10. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is situated in Abu Dhabi. It is very attractive and beautifully constructed. We can well regard this to be the mosque where largest carpet of the world is located. This has capacity for more than 40,000 pilgrimages. The presence of lights outside the premises adds value to its overall charm.
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9. Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul
This is one of the major and most visited mosques of Turkey. It is said to be the prettiest mosque ever built in Istanbul, a place that attracts many eyes on a daily basis. It is built to present dedication to the Ottoman Empire. Suleiman The Magnificent spent a major part of his life in this area. He was the man who led the Ottoman expansion across Europe and Middle East.
8. Nusrat Djahan Mosque, Copenhagen
Nusrat Djahan Mosque is present in Copenhagen. This place of worship accommodates about 20% of the Danish population every day. The foundation of the mosque was laid in 1967, and it is present on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Mostly the users of the mosque are members of the Ahmadiyya faith, an Islamic branch.
7. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Saudi Arabia
Al Nabawi Mosque is also called as Prophet’s Mosque. This has been one of the oldest and beautiful mosques of the world. Muslims view that the foundation of this outstanding mosque was laid by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This is situated in Medina, Saudi Arabia. One of the features of this mosque is Green Dome that is too captivating and amazing. In 1279 AD, a wooden cupola was founded which was later on renovated many times.
6. Al Aqsa Mosque, Palestine
Al-Aqsa Mosque is often regarded as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas. It is among the most attractive, holiest sites of Islam. This is situated in the old city of Jerusalem, Palestine. The mosque is itself one of the parts of the Al-Haram ash-Sharif or “Sacred Noble Sanctuary”.
5. Al Haram Mosque, Makkah
Al Haram Mosque is based in Makkah. It is one of the popular mosques of the world. Another name of this mosque is Grand Mosque, and it is present in one of the busiest cities of Saudi Arabia. It is spread in an area of 400,800 square meters (99.0 acres), and accommodates up to four million Muslims during Hajj days.
4. Zahir Mosque, Malaysia
Zahir Mosque is a state mosque of Kedah. It is present in the heart of Alor Star, Malaysia. It is said to be the grandest mosques of Muslim history, and this was built in 1912 when Tunku Mahmud, son of the Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah, provided sufficient funds. The mosque has beautiful architecture, and has been beautified with five huge domes. It is named as one of most beautiful mosques in the world to date.
3. Faisal Mosque Islamabad, Pakistan
Faisal Mosque is present in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is, without any doubt, the biggest mosque of Asia, and one of the largest the world over. It was founded years ago, and renovation was carried out during 1986-1993. Faisal Mosque is given high preference by international visitors whenever they come to Islamabad to spend holidays.
2. Sultan Mosque, Singapore
Sultan Mosque is situated at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road in Kampong Glam Rochor District, Singapore. It is an important holy house for Muslims. The specialty of this mosque is that it has kept its original construction maintained since the very first day; however, improvements have been made to increase its glory. It set as a national monument on March 14th 1975.
1. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is one of the royal mosques. It is present in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It is the most beautiful and attractive mosque of the Asia Pacific. This has been a spectacular landmark and tourist attraction for many years. The mosque was constructed in 1958, and since then has undergone minor reconstructions and renovations. It is a perfect example of modern Islamic architecture. The specialty of this mosque is that it is present in an artificial lagoon on the bank of the Brunei River at Kampong Ayer. It consists of marble minarets and golden domes as well as fountains outside its premises.This mosque is considered to be world most beautiful mosque.