A mosque is a holy place for Muslims where they gather to offer prayers. These places are renowned for the display of their marvelous Islamic architecture and culture. Here is a list of top ten world’s most amazing mosques.
10. Putra Mosque, Malaysia
Putra Mosque is located at the corner of Putrajaya Lake in Malaysia. It is named after the country’s first Prime Minister Tungku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. The mosque features domes made of pink granite, a prayer hall with 12 giant pillars, an auditorium that has a capacity of about 380 people, lecture rooms, dining hall, library etc.
9. Ubudiah Mosque, Kuala Kangsar
Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia is considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. It was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. The monument features a golden dome and minarets that create a spellbinding sight.
8. Blue Mosque, Istanbul
This is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It was constructed near the Hagia Sophia over the site of the Byzantine imperial palace and the ancient hippodrome. The mosque complex includes cascading domes and 6 slender minarets.
7. Crystal Mosque, Malaysia
Crystal Mosque also known as Masjid Kristal is a beautiful structure built between 2006 and 2008 from steel, crystal and glass. It is located in the Islamic Heritage Park in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Sultan of Terengganu officially opened the building on 8th Feb 2008.
6. Masjid Jame Asr Hassanil BolKiah, Brunei
This mosque is considered as the biggest mosque in Islam. It is also called as Kiarong mosque Located in Brunei, the monument displays the fine artistry work and the true devotion of people towards Islam.
5. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
This mosque is the burial site of Sheikh Zayed. It features 82 domes, 24-carat gold plated chandeliers and 1,000 columns. This mosque has a capacity of 41,000 worshippers. The main attraction of the building is its dome that is considered the largest chandelier in the world measuring about 10 by 15 meters and weighing 12 tonnes.
4. Faisal Mosque, Pakistan
This mosque is considered as the biggest mosque in the South East and Southern Asia and the fourth largest in the world. During 1986-1993, it was the largest mosque in the world. Later with the completion of Masjid Al-Haram of Mecca and Al-Masjid Al-Nabavi in Medina, it came down to the fourth rank in the top ten list.
3. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei
Located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, the mosque attracts a lot of tourists. It is considered as a royal place of worship for Brunei Sultanate. The mosque features a pure gold dome, ornate carpets from Saudi Arabia, Italian marble pillars, crystal chandeliers from England and granite from Shanghai.
2. Masjid Nabavi, Saudi Arabia
Masjid Nabavi is considered as Islam’s second holiest mosque and world’s second largest mosque. The center of the mosque called the Green Dome is its most important place. This is where the tomb of Prophet Muhammad is located.
1. Masjid Al Haram, Saudi Arabia
This is the world’s largest mosque located in Mecca. Muslims consider this as the most holy place in the world. The mosque area is about 400,800 square meters that can accommodate about 4 million people.