10. Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Built in 1992 to celebrate the 25th year of the current sultan’s reign, Brunei’s largest mosque and its four terrazzo-tiled minarets dominate the ‘suburbs’ of BSB. It’s certainly a…noticeable building; because the sultan is his dynasty’s 29th ruler, the complex is adorned with 29 golden domes. At night the mosque is lit up like a gold flame.
The interior is best described as jaw-droppingly over-the-top. The sheer volume in itself is amazing, not to mention the myriad woven rugs scattered across the men’s prayer hall.
9. Sabancı Central Mosque
Capacity: 28, 500 people
Sabanci Central Mosque is built on the intersection of the main arteries, railway lines and roads that connect Adana to the surrounding cities and towns, has almost become the symbol of the city with its high minarets visible from almost anywhere in the city. The Mosque, which has a capacity to offer service to 28,500 people, is famous for being one of the biggest mosques in the Balkans and in the Middle East.
8. Hazrat Sultan Mosque
Capacity: 10, 000 people
One of the most modern attractions of Astana, the young Kazakhstan capital, is the Hazrat Sultan Cathedral Mosque. The construction of this largest mosque in Central Asia took as long as 3 years and was inaugurated in July 2012. The colossal building resembles an oriental palace, whose construction involved over 1,500 builders and masters, who with joint efforts created the most beautiful landmark of Astana.
“Hazrat Sultan” is translated as “Apostolic Sultan”. The mosque was named in honor of one of Sufi sheikhs – Khoja Ahmed Yassawi (the XII century), who was a poet, philosopher and Muslin saint, well-known in the territory of whole Central Asia. The mausoleum of this saint is located in Kazakh city of Turkestan.
7. Suleymaniye Mosque
The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.
6. Faisal Mosque
Capacity: 74,000 within the main areas, approx. 200,000 in adjoining grounds
The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad. Completed in 1986, it was designed byTurkish architect Vedat Dalokay, shaped like a desert Bedouin’s tent, is an iconic symbol of Islamabad throughout the world.
It is situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue, putting it at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the Margalla Hills. This enviable location represents the mosque’s great importance and allows it to be seen from miles around day and night.
5. Mashkhur Jusup Central Mosque
Capacity: 1, 500 (up to 10,000 during prayer times)
Built in the centre city of pavlodar, the mosque has two prayer halls that can accommodate 1,200 men and 300 women respectively. It is adorned with an 8-axis star, a dome and 4 minarets. In addition to its religious facilities, it houses a school, wedding hall, Islamic culture museum, library, cinema, dinning room, and various other rooms. Monolithic iron concrete, brick, metal, alucobond, and aluminum were the primary building materials. Its architectural beauty has influenced other urban designs in the city.
4. Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Capacity: 10,000 people
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic 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, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque.
3. The Crystal Mosque
Capacity: 1, 500 people
The Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal is a mosque in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. A grand structure made of steel, glass and crystal. The mosque is located at Islamic Heritage Park on the island of Wan Man. The mosque was constructed between 2006 and 2008. It was officially opened on 8 February 2008 by 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu. It has the capacity to accommodate over 1,500 worshipers at a time.
2. Masjid Al-Haram
Location: Saudi Arabia
Capacity: 900,000 worshippers (increased to 4,000,000 worshippers during the Hajj period)
The Masjid al-Ḥarām also called the Sacred Mosque, and the Grand Mosque or Great Mosque of Mecca, is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam’s holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing obligatory daily prayers. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so, including circumambulation of the Kaaba.
The current structure covers an area of 356,800 square metres (88.2 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to two million worshippers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.
1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Location:- United Arab Emirates
Capacity: 40,000 people
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE, it is located in Abu Dhabi. It can accommodate more than 40,000 people. Natural materials like marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics were used to build this beautiful mosque. The stunning courtyard features the largest marble mosaic in the world at 180,000 square feet. The construction cost 2 billion dirhams (US$545 million).
These beautiful mosques are landmarks in their respective countries and a sign of great regard for the Islamic religion.