Whenever you want to see the largest and beautiful mosques of the world you must have a look in our list. These mosques are unique in their structure. Some are famous due to its historical construction and religious importance. Muslims love more than their lives with top two mosques in the list.
The Great Mosque of Mecca is masjid al-Haram, also called the grand mosque. It is the largest mosque in the world with the capacity of 4000000 people do prayer at one time and surrounds Islam’s holiest place, the khana Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face in the Qibla (direction of the Kaaba) while performing Namaz (Salat). One of the five pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj, one of the largest gatherings of people in the world, at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. It is constructed by the prophet Hazzrat Ibrahim and Hazzrat Ismail(A.S).
Is also called prophet’s mosque which established and originally built by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad(PBUH), situated in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. Masjid an- Nabawi was the third mosques built in the history of Islam and is now one of the largest mosque in the world with the capacity of 600000 people do prayer at one time. It is the second holiest site in Islam, after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. It is constructed by in 622 CE after Hijra(emigration).
It is located in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. It is the third largest mosque of the world with the capacity of 100000 people, which is constructed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671, with construction of the mosque lasting for two year until 1673. The mosque is an important example of Mughal architecture, with an exterior that is decorated with carved red sandstone with marble inlay The mosque is widely considered to be one of Lahore’s most iconic landmarks.
The mosque is located in one of the beautiful city of the world Islamabad, Pakistan. It is located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, the mosques features a contemporary design consisting of eight sides of concrete shell and is inspired by a Bedouin tent. The is a major tourist attraction. Construction of the mosque began in 1976 after a $120 million grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears. The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay was selected after an international competition. Without a typical dome, surrounded by four 260 feet (79 m) tall minarets. The design features eight-sided shell shaped sloping roofs forming a triangular worship hall which can hold 10,000 worshippers, while the surrounding porticoes and the courtyard up-to 200,000 more. The largest mosque in Pakistan. Faisal Mosque is now the fourth largest mosques in terms of capacity.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country. it has the capacity of more than 40 thousand people. It is the largest mosque in the UAE. The building complex measures approximately 290 meter by 420 meter, covering an area of more than 12 hectares(30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking. The library, located in the northeast minaret, serves the community with classic books and publications addressing a range of Islamic subjects: sciences, civilization, calligraphy, the arts, coins and includes some rare publications dating back more than 200 years. In reflection of the diversity of the Islamic world and the United Arab Emirates, the collection comprises material in a broad range of languages, including Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Korean.
Jamia Masjid Delhi
It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at cost of 1million rupees in Delhi India. It is one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers.
The Saleh Mosque or Al Saleh Mosque
It is the largest and most modern mosque in 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 meters (294,000 sq ft) in size, has a central hall which is 13,596 square meters (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.
is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque’s lush red carpet after the call to prayer. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosques five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.
The National Mosque of Malaysia
is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of beautiful gardens. It is constructed in 1965. The mosque is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly independent Malaysia.Its key features are a 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously. The folded plates of the concrete main roof are a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound.
Is also known as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Sunni Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Whilst the entire site on which the silver-domed mosque sits, along with the Dome of the Rock, seventeen gates, and four minarets, was itself historically known as the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The mosque was originally a small prayer house built by Umar the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, but was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abdal-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 CE. The mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and rebuilt by the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur in 754. His successor al-Mahdi rebuilt it again in 780. Another earthquake destroyed most of al-Aqsa in 1033, but two years later the Fatimid caliph Ali az-Zahir built another mosque which has stood to the present day.