Category Archives: Mousques around world

Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia 21

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Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world. Located in the city of Mecca, it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while offering daily prayers and is Islam’s holiest place. The mosque is also known … Continue reading

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem 19

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Al-Aqsa Mosque also known as al-Aqsa, is an Islamic holy place in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site that includes the mosque (along with the Dome of the Rock) is also referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif or “Sacred Noble … Continue reading

Al-Masjid al-Nabawi 20

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Al-Masjid al-Nabawi “Mosque of the Prophet”), often called the Prophet’s Mosque, is a mosque  situated in the city of Medina. As the final resting place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, it is considered the second holiest site in Islam by … Continue reading

Imam Reza Shrine 18

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Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad, Iran is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imām Ridha, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shi’ites and known as third largest mosque of the world. Also contained within the complex include: the Goharshad Mosque, … Continue reading

Istiqlal Mosque 17

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Istiqlal Mosque, or Masjid Istiqlal, in Jakarta, Indonesia  is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia in term of capacity to accommodate people. However in term of building structure and land coverage, Istiqlal is the largest in Southeast Asia and fourth … Continue reading

The Hassan II Mosque 16

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Located in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco  and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Designed by the French architect  Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues .[1]  It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which … Continue reading

Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan 15

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The Faisal Mosque in Islamabad  is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the sixth largest mosque in the world. It was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993 when overtaken in size by the … Continue reading

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan 14

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The Badshahi Mosque or the ‘Emperor’s Mosque’ in Lahore is the second largest mosque in Pakistan  and South Asia and the seventh largest mosque in the world. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s … Continue reading

Sheikh Zayed Mosque 13

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of … Continue reading

Jama Masjid, Delhi, India 12

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Jama Masjid, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal  Emperor Shah Jahan , builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it … Continue reading