Top Ten Most Beautiful and Largest Mosques in the World
There are number of beautiful mosques are present in the world which are considered to be symbol of excellent creature and architecture contrary to other landmarks and buildings around the globe.
The fine and flawless making and use of advanced working technologies along with sophisticated and elegant designs and structures made some of mosques exceptional creations of the world and people even non-Muslims keen to visit these beautiful mosques.
The spiritual and religious effect also added some extra attractiveness and magnificence to these mosques making them more beautiful and stunning places in the world. Here we have made a list of top ten most beautiful mosques in the world for you to take a look and if you visit these countries that add these beautiful sites in the list visiting places.
10: Qol Sharif Mosque
One of the largest mosques in Russia, Europe outside of Istanbul at time of construction Qol Sharif Mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. The traditionally designed mosque building was featured minarets which have been considered as the most important symbols of Tatar aspirations. It has been added in the list of most beautiful mosques in the world because of its elegant and graceful design while its complex structure made it an important cornerstone of Kazan’s architectural landscape.
9: Sabanci Mosque
The largest mosque in Turkey Sabancı Central Mosque is located in Adana and constructed upon a confiscated Armenian cemetery. Sabanci Central Mosque is built on the intersection of the main arteries, railway lines and roads become the symbol of the city with its high minarets visible from almost anywhere in the city. The interior and exterior of the mosque was more than extraordinary and exceptional making it one of most beautiful mosques in the world.
8: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Located in Bandar Seri Begawan, Sultanate of Brunei Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque stand among the most beautiful mosques in the world and considered as major symbol and tourist destination of Brunei. It can be described as the finest example of modern architecture which has been completed in 1958 named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 30th Sultan of Brunei who initiated its construction during his rule. The most recognizable feature of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is its main dome which has been covered in pure gold becoming one of expensive Islamic place in the state.
7: Faisal Mosque
The largest mosque of Pakistan and iconic symbol of Islamabad in all around the world it is among the world’s most beautiful mosque which has been situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue. It was the largest mosque around the globe from 1986 until 1993; the Contemporary Islamic landmark has been constructed in 1987 against cost of $120 million approximately. The mosque was named on King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz who funded for the mosque architecture is modern and unique with respect to domes and arches compared to other buildings.
6: Sheikh Zayed Mosque
In the capital city of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Mosque which is considered to be historical and modern values of architecture and art to unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world. Constructed from 1996 to 2007 Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in United Arab Emirates which has been added in the list of most beautiful mosques all around the world having exceptional and magnificent art work. It has world’s largest carpet pools along the arcades reflect the mosque’s spectacular columns while projection of bluish gray clouds onto the external walls is also amazing and remarkable.
5: Floating Mosque
The Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque or the Floating Mosque is the first floating mosque in Malaysia which has been placed in Kuala Ibai Lagoon near the estuary of Kuala Ibai River. The combination of the modern and Moorish architecture and use of marble, ceramics, mosaic works and bomanite paving made it one of most beautiful mosque around the globe. Officially opened in July 1995 the floating mosque covers area around 5 acres can accommodate about two thousands attendees.
4: Mosque of Cordoba
The Great Mosque of Córdoba depicts the fine art work of architectures and designers; the mosque is one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture. It has been located in the district of Diocese of Córdoba, Spain while renowned for its exquisiteness and elegance making it one of most beautiful mosque across the globe. The Caliph ‘Abd al-Rahman I has demolished the entire structure, both mosque and Church, and built the new grand structure of Mosque of Cordoba while later Muslims Spanish lobbied Roman Catholic Church and allow to worship in cathedral.
3: Al-Aqsa Mosque
The third holiest site in Islam and one of world’s beautiful mosques Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in the Old City of Jerusalem; the mosque has great spiritual value for all of Muslims around the world. The mosque was originally small prayer house built by Rashidun caliph Umar but rebuilt and expanded by Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik which has been later finished by his son. In past it underwent various renovations and designs improvements and many of Islamic rulers have made additions to it.
Established and originally built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Masjid-e-Nabawi is situated in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. The second mosque built in the history of Islam is one of largest mosques in the world till date and the second-holiest site in Islam which has expanded and decorated by subsequent rulers with passage of time. It is among the most beautiful mosques around the world and has great emotional engagement for Muslims because of its connections to the life of Muhammad (PBUH) while it also incorporates the final resting place of Muhammad (PBUH).
1: Masjid Al-Haram
The largest and sacred place of entire Islamic world Masjid Al-Haram or Great Mosque of Mecca surrounds the holiest place of Muslims Kaaba. It covers an area of 356,800 square metres having indoor and outdoor praying space while can accommodate up to two million worshippers during the largest annual gatherings of Muslims in the world at Hajj. Saudi Arabian government administrated was established at the time of Abraham (A.S) and afterwards it underwent numerous expansions and fine advancement for which it became the most beautiful mosque in the world.