10 Captivating Mosques From Around The Globe

  • Al-Masjid Al-Haram Mosque / Kaaba

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The Masjid al-Ḥarām, also called the Sacred Mosque, and the Grand Mosque or Great Mosque of Mecca, is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam’s holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing obligatory daily prayers. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so, including Circumambulation of the Kaaba. –wiki

  • Masjid E Nabwi

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Masjid-e-Nabwi is the masjid (mosque) established by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) upon his migration to Madinah. It is the second most revered masjid in Islam and the second largest in the world, after Masjid al-Haram in Makkah. –islamiclandmarks

  • Badshahi Mosque

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The Royal or the Badshahi Mosque is across the courtyard from Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort. The Mosque, which is made up entirely of red sand-stone was built by Emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughals, in a record time of two and-a-half years. Its construction was completed by 1674 A.D. It has a beautiful gate-way which measures 21.33 metres in length and a courtyard that measures 161.5 x 160.6 metres and is said to be the largest mosque courtyard in the world for outdoor prayers.

  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque (also spelled El-Aksa; “Distant Mosque”) is the most important mosque in Jerusalem. Located on the Haram-e-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) or Temple Mount, it is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. It is the central focus of the Muslim community in Jerusalem, hosting daily prayers and accommodating large crowds for Friday sermons.

  • Al Saleh Mosque

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The Saleh Mosque or Al Saleh Mosque is the largest and most modern mosque in Sana’a, Yemen. It lies in the southern outskirts of the city, south of the Al Sabeen Maternal Hospital. Inaugurated in November 2008 by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, it is named in his honor.The mosque, 27,300 square metres (294,000 sq ft) in size, has a central hall which is 13,596 square metres (146,350 sq ft) with an occupancy capacity of 44,000.The building cost nearly US$60 million to construct.Open to non-Muslims, the mosque is frequented by tourists, and promotes moderate Islam.

  • Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a mosque that located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia. Beautiful architecture as well as a major tourist attraction of Brunei.

  • Al-Noor Mosque

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Al-Noor Mosque is situated in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the beautiful mosque in Sharjah, constructed as same model of Mosque in Turkey. It has been constructed to commemorate Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi (1975-1999), the Emir of Sharjah’s eldest son, who had died of a heroin overdose in England.

  • Crystal Mosque

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Located on a man-made island called Pulau Wan Man, Masjid Kristal is located within the grounds of Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Heritage Park), another major attraction in Terengganu. Constructed between 2006 and 2008, it was officially opened in February 2008 by the present Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin.

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.

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