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Top 10 Most Beautiful Mosques in The World

Top 10 Most Beautiful Mosques in The World

By Mirza Baig / 19 Feb 2013

1. Al Haram Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia:

Al Haram mosque is the largest mosque in the world.The mosque located in the city of Mecca, around the Ka’aba, where Muslims pray toward it. The mosque is considered the holiest place on Earth by Muslims. The mosque is also known as the biggest Mosque. Current structure covers an area of 400,800 square meters (99.0 acres), including outdoor and indoor praying spaces 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 Nabawi Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Al-Nabawi mosque is the second holiest mosque in Islam and the second largest mosque in the world after the al-Haram mosque in Mecca. One of the most important place of this mosque is
 Green Dome (the center of the mosque), where the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is located. It is not unknown when the green dome was built but a manuscript dating to the early 12th century explain about the dome.

3. Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Palestine

Al-Aqsa Mosque ( mean the farthest mosque), also known as Al-Aqsa, is an Islamic shrine in the old city of Jerusalme. In the mosque itself is part of Al-Haram ash-Sharif or “Sacred Noble Sanctuary” (together with the Dome of the Rock), a site which is also known as Temple Mount as the holiest site in Judaism, because it is believed to be The Temple of Jerusalem once stood. The mosque is widely regarded as the third holiest site in Islam. Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad (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. Islamic tradition states that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) led prayers toward this mosque until the seventeenth month after the emigration, when Allah ordered him to turn to the Ka’aba.

4) Zahir mosque Kedah Malaysia:

The mosque was built in 1912, funded by Tunku Mahmud, son of the Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah. This mosque is the tomb of Kedah warriors who had died while defending Kedah from Siam in 1821. The architecture from the mosque inspired by AZIZI Mosque in the city of Langkat in north Sumatra, Indonesia.The mosque was founded with five large domes symbolizing the five main principles of Islam.

5) Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque:

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is the royal mosque for Brunei Sultanate located in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque is classified as one of the most spectacular mosques in the Asia Pacific region and become a major attraction for tourists. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is considered amongst the people of Brunei as a landmark of their country.

6. Taj’ul Mosque, Bhopal, India:

Taj’ul mosque, is a mosque located in Bhopal, India. This is one of the largest mosques in Asia.
This mosque is also used as a madrasa (Islamic school) in the afternoon.

7. Baiturrahman Mosque, Banda Aceh, Indonesia:

Baiturrahman Mosque is a mosque located in downtown of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. This mosque is a mosque that formerly was a mosque of the Sultanate of Aceh. When the Dutch attacked the city of Banda Aceh in 1873, the mosque was burned, and the Netherlands rebuild a mosque as its successor. This single-domed mosque was completed on December 27, 1883.This mosque further extended to 3 dome in 1935. And lastly expanded again into 5 domes in 1959 to 1968. This mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Indonesia,
which has a nice shape, carving an attractive, spacious yard and was very cool when was in the room of the mosque.

8. Sultan Mosque, Singapore:

Sultan Mosque, located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road in Kampong Glam Rochor District in Singapore is still considered one of the most important mosque in Singapore. Sultan mosque has stayed essentially unchanged since it was built, only with improvements made to the main hall in 1960 and annex added in 1993. It set as a national monument on March 14th 1975.

9. Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan :

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is the biggest mosque in south east and southern Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world. 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.

10. Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Dhaka City, Bangladesh:

This mosque is the National Mosque of Bangladesh. Located in the heart of Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh,This mosque was founded in the 1960s has a capacity of 30,000 people, this mosque is The top 10 biggest mosque in the world, but still this mosque is
too full for Muslim worship there. Because of this, Bangladesh government has decided to add more area for the mosque.


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