Top 10 Places to See Beautiful Mosques

Mosques are more than places for the Muslims to pray but also becoming the part of pride and for other people, the mosques are beautiful destination in a trip.

Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Known as the largest mosque in the world and the Hajj pilgrimage destination, this mosque is a mosque that must be visited by all Muslims in the world. Inside of it, there is Kaaba and the entire mosque can hold up to four million worshippers at once.

Masjid Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia

The Masjid Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Built by Islamic Prophet Muhammad, the mosque often called as Prophet’s Mosque. The mosque is known as the second holiest site of Islam right after Masjid al-Haram. The mosque located in the heart of Medina and becomes major site visited by people who perform Hajj.

Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan

The Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan

This is the largest mosque in Pakistan as well as in South Asia and has a unique architecture. The view of the mosque is magnificent throughout day and night. t was designed by a Turkish architect. The mosque located at the foot of Margalla Hills right at the north end of the Faisal Avenue.

Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

The Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

Qolşärif Mosque or Kol Sharif is known to be the largest Mosque in Russia as well as Europe by excluding Turkey in the list. Built in 16th century, the mosque dedicated to Qolşärif who died in 1552. The original building had early Renaissance and Ottoman architecture elements but was destroyed by Ivan the Terrible. It was rebuilt in 1996 and looks very modern but still beautiful.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey

Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey

More known as Blue Mosque of Turkey, the mosque is known as historical site of Turkey. It has elements of Byzantine architecture blended very well with traditional Islamic architecture. It has blue tiles on its interior walls and has six minarets with eight domes and one main dome.

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

The mosque is known as the largest mosque in Morocco and has the tallest minaret amongst all mosques in the world. It was completed in 1993 and rises above the Sea of Atlantic. It stands on a promontory with the sea being visible through the glass floor of the mosque.

Ortaköy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Ortaköy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Ortaköy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Located in the pier square of Ortaköy, the mosque has unique view straight to the river. It was originally built in the 18th century. The recent one was built during 1854 to 1856 and adopted Neo-Baroque style. High windows of the mosque changing light reflections of Bosphorus and give certain feel to the mosque.

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

The symbol of Islamic faith of Brunei Darussalam; the mosque is an example to modern Islamic architecture that was completed in 1958 and named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, Omar Ali Saifuddien III. See combination of Italian and Mughal architecture with the main dome covered in gold.

Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

The Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

The third holiest Islamic site, this mosque was first built in 977 but was destroyed by fire. It was then rebuilt by Seljuk Malik Shah in 1086 and again rebuilt in 1500. In March 1991, the mosque damaged and then it was closed for two years before it opened again.

Masjid Dian al-Mahri, Depok, Indonesia

The Masjid Dian al-Mahri, Depok, Indonesia

Masjid Dian al-Mahri, Depok, Indonesia

Also known as Masjid Kubah Emas (The Golden Dome Mosque), the mosque was opened for public in the year 2006. The mosque said to be one of the most glorious mosques in Southeast Asia.

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