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Mosques

Magnificent Mosques: The Kalon Mosque of Bukhara

 

Source: By Muhammad Habib/ "Haj and Umra" magazine/May/2009 

When the Kalon Mosque of Bukhara was built in 1127, its minaret was probably the tallest building in Central Asia. It can house 10,000 worshippers and its roof consists of 288 domes.

 

Artistic Treasures

By Muhammad Habib /Haj and Umra magazine/Jeddah/June 2009

The mosque and madrasa of Sultan Hassan in Cairo are one of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world.

Egypt undoubtedly is an ancient country, full of artistic treasures. Two such are the mosque and madrasa (religious school) of Sultan Hassan and the Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque.

The mosque and madrasa of Sultan Hassan in Cairo are one of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world. Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan, the scale of the mosque is so colossal that it nearly emptied the treasury according to the Sacred Destinations website.

 
 

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