Sunday, 22 October 2017

10 Largest Mosques In The World

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                A mosque is well-known place where Muslims pray. Believers, unbelievers, practitioners or not, no matter who you are, you may most likely be interested in knowing about the largest mosques in the world as well the beauty of these mosques. Here they are:

1. Al-Masjid al-Haram. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
With a capacity of 820,000 worshipers, Al-Masjid al-Haram or the Sacred Mosque, founded in 638, is the largest place of worship in Islam. The sacred mosque surrounds the Kaaba, accommodating up to four million people during the Hajje period (including interior and exterior space).

2. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Medina, Saudi Arabia
Founded in 622, Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, often called the Prophet's Mosque, was the final resting place of the Prophet Muhammad. The green dome, or Dome of the Prophet, covers the tomb of the prophet. This mosque is considered the second holy place of Islam. Originally the mosque was quite small, but the structure has been enlarged and renovated heavily since 1925. The Mosque of the Prophet is the second most visited mosque in the world; it can accommodate 730,000 people.

3. Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Indonesia
Built-in Jakarta in 1978 to commemorate the country's independence and as a sign of gratitude to God, Istiqlal Mosque, or Masjid Istiqlal (Mosque of Independence), is the largest mosque in Indonesia. It can accommodate up to 120,000 people.

4. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan
With a capacity of 110,000 faithful, the Badshahi mosque, or the Emperor's Mosque, is located in Lahore, Pakistan. Designed in 1673, the Badsahi Mosque remained the largest mosque in the world (except Mecca) from 1673 to 1986 during a period of 313 years. It is now the second largest mosque in Pakistan after the Faisal mosque in Islamabad.

5. Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco
Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco was designed in 1993 with a capacity of 105,000; the HASSAN II mosque houses the highest minaret in the world measuring 210 meters.

The Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in Morocco. Inspired by a verse from the Koran, which states that "the throne of God was built on the water”, nearly half of the surface of the mosque is above the water. Part of this area is in glass, allowing the faithful to kneel directly on the sea.

6. Jama Masjid, Delhi, India
Jama Masjid located in Delhi India is as well one of the largest and best-known mosques in India. His name is a reference to the Friday noon prayer. Founded in 1656, the Jama Mosque has a capacity of 85,000 people; the court can hold 25,000 faithful. The mosque contains Islamic remains, among them an ancient text of the Holy Quran written on deerskin. The building is located on a central street in Old Delhi, with three doors and two minarets.

7. Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan
Built-in 1986 the Faisal Mosque is located in Islamabad. It owes its name to King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia who supported and financed this mosque. It has a capacity of 74,000 people but can accommodate up to 300,000 faithful if the adjacent courtyards and gardens are included.

8. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Built-in 2007 and able to accommodate 40,000 faithful, Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It owes its name to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder and first president of the United Arab Emirates. It includes 80 domes, about 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold plated chandeliers, and the world's largest hand-woven carpet.

9. Baitul Mukarram, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Designed in 1960, Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque of Bangladesh, it is located in the heart of the capital, Dhaka and can accommodate up to 40,000 faithful. Its most notable feature is its resemblance to the Ka'abah in Mecca.

10. Great Mosque Sultan Qaboos, Bousher, Oman
Inaugurated in 2001, The Great Mosque Sultan Qaboos is the main mosque in the Sultanate of Oman. It can accommodate up to 20,000 faithful. Financed by Sultan Qabous, she is best known for having the largest handmade rug in one piece (70 x 60 meters) and the biggest candlestick in the world, set with 24-carat gold.

10 Largest Mosques In The World

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