Top 10 most beautiful mosques
We have decided to bring a knowledge related post for you namely the Top 10 Mosques of the world. They can easily be defined as the place where Muslims offer their prayers and worships. There are many things which enhance the beauty of a mosque. While making this list, total space for people, art work, structure, area, shortcut moving facilities, technology, age and a lot more is taken in consideration. Most of the masjids have domes and minarets which makes it easier to differentiate then from other surrounding buildings. This is quite true as they also represent the Islamic culture and unique Islamic architecture style. However, it should be kept in mind that, I quote “It doesn’t matter how huge or beautiful mosques people build. The thing which matters is that do people really populate them for worshipping which is the purpose or are they made just for decoration?” Enjoy the list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Mosques of the world!
10. Faisal Mosque
Faisal Mosque is the most beautiful mosque of Pakistan and is located in the capital city Islamabad. It was named Faisal Mosque in honor of the former King of Saudi Arabia because of his cooperation and funding in the construction of this beautiful Masjid. One of the most interesting things about it is that it doesn’t have any domes while on the other hand it has 4 tent shaped uniquely designed minarets which enhance the beauty of this architectural wonder. As far as the capacity of people is concerned, almost 75,000 people can offer their prayers within the Faisal Mosque premises.
9. Crystal Mosque
Crystal Mosque is one of the most inimitably designed masjids of the world which not only creates a heart capturing view of its surroundings but also shows the awesome crystal art work. It is located in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. As it is built on a small island of Wad Man, most of its area is surrounded by water which creates a unique attraction towards it. At night, with the reflection from water, the glowing lights create a stunning scene which cannot be expressed in views. The Crystal Mosque is also counted in the list of Islamic monuments of the world.
8. Sultan Mosque
Sultan Mosque one of the most magnificently designed masjids of the world which has been named in the honor of Sultan Hussain Shah. It was constructed in between 1824 to 1826 near the palace of Sultan Hussain Shah and the funding was majorly done by the East India Company. The biggest rumor about Sultan Masjid is that its domes are made up of gold which is not true but on the other hand, the unique art work on the walls boosts its popularity for everyone who visits it. As far as its capacity is concerned, 5,000 people can offer their prayers in it at the same time. Sultan Mosque is quite old and it represents the religious culture and historical values of the people of Singapore.
7. Golden Mosque Manila
Golden Mosque is located in Manila, Philippine and is counted in the list of the most beautiful masjids of the world. Although its name gives the impression that it might be totally made of gold but it’s not. On the other hand, it has a huge golden color dome surrounded by 4 boundary corner pillars which are also of the same golden color and this is one of main reasons it is called the Golden Mosque. When night falls, the lights glow off them and the view is marvelous. The view gets so much attraction and attention which cannot be expressed in words. According to tourists, the Golden Mosque is the pride of Philippine.
6. Taj ul Mosque
The real name of Taj ul Mosque is Taj ul Masjid as known all over the globe. This beautiful mosque is located in Bhopal, India. Taj ul Masjid is one of the largest Masjids in Asia and more over it is also counted in the 7 wonders of India. Its construction started in 1868 by Sultan Shah Jahan and he was planning to dedicate it to his beloved wife Begum of Bhopal but due to lack of funds and resources, it was not completed till 1971. Along with the magnificent 3 huge domes and 2 high minarets, Taj ul Masjid represents the historical traditional values of entire India. If we talk about capacity, then 30,000 people can offer their prayers in Taj ul Mosque at the same time.
5. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and is one of the most beautiful masjids of the world. This architectural wonder highly represents the religious faith of Brunei people. The white wall with golden domes creates a good combination of colors and becomes the main source of eye capturing for this masjid. The far view of it looks like a haven floating on water as it is mostly surrounded by water all over. From tourists point of view, if any one comes to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and don’t get a chance to visit Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, then they are missing something very special.
4. Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Hassan II Mosque is one of the most uniquely designed masjids of the world and is located in Casablanca, Morocco. It has many amazing features especially the minaret which resembles the Big Ben of London. Along with this, it is the 7th largest masjid of the world. Its capacity can be analyzed in this way that in the same time almost more than 105,000 people can offer their prayers in its premises. Almost more than half of Hassan II Masjid area lies on the sea water of Atlantic. One of the most interesting things about it is that some floor area has been made of glass and the people and sea the water moving below the surface. On the other hand, it’s completely structured by technology in terms of sliding roof, sliding electric doors and much more. Almost more than 10,000 artists have performed the task in the art work of Hassan II Mosque.
3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the biggest Masjid in the entire UAE and its capacity can be analyzed by this that almost more than 40,000 people can perform their prayers at the same time in its premises. It has 3 main huge domes and 4 minarets, each having the height of 104 meters. In total, it has more than 80 snow white domes. The decoration is largely based on natural patterns made out of precious and elegant materials. Exclusively having the plain white color with tall minarets and heart capturing designs, it is quite impossible to explain its beauty and attraction in words. Impressive main entrance shows Quran texts/versus which are skillfully carved in to the arches. The ground surrounding Sheikh Zayed Mosque is landscaped for water features and parks.
2. Al Nabawi Mosque
Al Nabawi Mosque is located in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The name by which everyone knows it is Al Masjid Al Nabawi and the meaning of the name is Masjid of the Prophet. Masjid Al Nabawi is the 2nd largest masjid of the world and has the capacity of 1 million people to offer their prayers at one time. There are a total of 10 minarets, each having the height of 105 meters. One of the most popular things about Masjid Al Nabawi are its umbrella designed square canopies covering the courtyard which open in the afternoon to protect the worshippers from the heat of sun. Masjid Al Nabawi has a huge green dome which is also called the Dome of Prophet. Basically where the masjid is standing today was the house of Prophet Mohammad’s (peace be upon him). As far as the construction and design is concerned, among many things the most popular is that the finest quality of marble is used all over the masjid along with the canopies.
1. Al Haram Mosque
Al Haram Mosque is the largest masjid of the world and is located in Mecca (Makkah), Saudi Arabia. Mostly it is known by the name Masjid Al Ḥaram which means The Sacred Masjid. How big the Masjid Al Ḥaram is can be considered in such a way that at one time almost more than 4 million people can offer their prayers in its premises. Masjid Al Ḥaram is located in the center of the city with 9 beautifully and lavishly designed minarets. As far the infrastructure and designing is concerned, almost everything there is the best and the most expensive in different aspects including, air ventilation system, lightning, marbles, elevators, artwork and lot more which cannot be expressed in words. Masjid Al Ḥaram is used for pilgrimage purposes once a year by Muslims and this is the most holiest and pious place in this entire world.