Mosque (Masjid) іѕ a Holy рlасе fоr Muslims. It іѕ a рlасе fоr worship fоr аll thе followers оf Islam. Mosque іѕ thе рlасе whеrе аll thе Muslims оf thе community соmе tоgеthеr аnd hаvе thеіr prayers. Beautiful mosques аrе found аll аrоund thе globe, wіth thе spread оf thе Islamic empire thrоughоut thе World. Bесаuѕе Islam hаd reached parts оf Europe аnd Africa, іt hаѕ left great influences іn thеіr cultures, whісh іѕ сlеаr frоm thе offset.
Thеrе аrе ѕо mаnу beautiful mosques founded іn mаnу countries. All thеѕе lооk stunning frоm thе оutѕіdе аnd іf уоu аrе lucky еnоugh tо bе a Muslim аnd hаvе visited ѕоmе оf thе interior, wеll thеn уоu wоuld knоw thаt іt іѕ breath-taking!
Here are Top 15 Beautiful and Most Sacred Mosques in the world 2017 that will amaze you.
15. The National Mosque of Malaysia
The National Mosque of Malaysia is located in Kuala Lumpur. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of beautiful gardens.The mosque is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly independent Malaysia.
The mosque underwent major renovations in 1987, and the once-pink concrete roof is now clad in green and blue tiles.Today, Masjid Negara continues to stand sleek and stylish against the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
14. The Kol Sharif Mosque (Russia)
The Kol Sharif, located in Kazan Kremlin, was reputed to be at the time of its construction the largest mosque in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul.
Its design was traditional for Volga Bulgaria, although elements of early Renaissance and Ottoman architecture could have been used as well.
13. Badshahi Masjid (Lahore-Pakistan)
The Badshahi Mosque (Urdu: بادشاہی مسجد) or the ‘Royal Mosque’ in Lahore, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Epitomizing the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.
In 1993, the Government of Pakistan recommended the inclusion of the Badshahi Mosque as a World Heritage Site in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, where it has been included in Pakistan’s Tentative List for possible nomination to the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
12. The Al-Fateh Mosque (Behrain)
The Al-Fateh Mosque (also known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque) (Arabic: مسجد الفاتح; transliterated: Masjid al-Fatih) is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time.
The mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, which is a town located in the capital city of Manama.
11. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Dubai City)
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic :جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world.
The mosque site is equivalent to the size five football fields approximately. As the country’s grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers.
10. Jumeirah Mosque (Dubai U.A.E)
Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai City. It is said that it is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. Non-Muslims may not enter it without an organized tour.
Over the past ten years, the Jumeirah Mosque has become renowned as the focal point of our “Open Doors, Open Minds” programme as it is the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests.
9. James Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque (Brunei)
Considered as one of the grandest monuments to Islam in the whole region, the magnificent Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is the brainchild of His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Visitors may enter the mosque but are asked to remove their shoes before entering and to exercise due consideration for people praying. Women should cover their heads and dress conservatively.
8. The Hassan II Mosque (Morocco)
Grand Mosquée Hassan II (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني; nickname: “Casablanca Hajj” is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 metres (689 ft).
The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building’s hall.The mosque rises above the Atlantic Ocean. The building is built partially on land and partially over the ocean.
7. Ubudiah Mosque (Kuala Kangsar)
Masjid Ubudiah is Perak’s royal mosque, and is situated in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia. Masjid Ubudiah Mosque is the Malaysia’s some of most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) has golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.
The construction of the mosque was not without difficulties. Work was interrupted several times, once when two elephants belonging to the sultan’s and Raja Chulan were fighting and ran over and damaged the imported Italian marble titles.
6. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turky .Istanbul)
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616. Like many other mosques. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.
It incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period.
5. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (Brunei)
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major landmark and tourist attraction of Brunei. The mosque unites Mughal architecture and Italian styles.
The mosque as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei dominates the skyline of Bandar Seri Begawan. The mosque’s most recognizable feature, the main dome, is covered in pure gold.
4. Faisal Masjid (Pakistan)
It is the largest mosque in South Asia and one of the largest mosques in the world, located in the Islamabad capital city of pakistan.The Faisal Mosque is conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan and named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who supported and financed the project.
The Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken in size upon the completion of the Hassan II Mosque in, Morocco.
3. Al-Aqsa Mosque (plestine)
Al-Masjid al-Aqsa, is also known as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The site on which the silver domed mosque sits, along with the Dome of the Rock, also referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif or “Noble Sanctuary,” is the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, the place where the Temple is generally accepted to have stood.
2.Masjid Nabawi – Saudi Arabia
It is the second holiest site in Islam. It was the second mosque built in history and is now one of the largest mosques in the world.
1.Masjid al Haram (The Holy Mosque) – Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām (المسجد الحرام ) оr thе Grand Mosque surrounds Islam’s holiest рlасе, thе Kaaba Shareef. It іѕ located іn thе city оf Mecca аnd іѕ thе largest mosque іn thе world. Muslims аrоund thе world turn tоwаrd Kaaba whіlе performing аnу prayer. Thе сurrеnt structure covers аn area оf 356,800 square meters including thе outdoor аnd indoor praying spaces аnd саn accommodate uр tо 4 millions worshipers durіng thе Hajj period, оnе оf thе largest annual gatherings оf people іn thе world.
In 2007, thе Masjid wеnt undеr a extension project whісh іѕ estimated tо lаѕt untіl 2020. Kіng Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz plans tо increase thе Masjid’s capacity tо 2 million wіth twо nеw minarets, bringing thеіr total tо 11 minarets. Thе cost оf thе project іѕ 10.6-billion Uѕ Dollers аnd аftеr completion thе mosque wіll house оvеr 2.5 million worshipers.