Thursday, February 7, 2013

Top 10 Largest Mosques In The World

Mosques are not only considered to be a place of worship. They have made considerable contribution to the architecture and art world. Here is another category that they fall in. BIG AREAS. Here are 10 of the biggest mosques in the world.

10. Baitul Mukarram 

Baitul Mukarram is located at the heart of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. This mosque was built in the 1960s.

9. The Shah Faisal Mosque 

The Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, is among the largest mosques in the world build from 1966 to 1986. its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshippers. 

8. Sultan Mosque 

Sultan Mosque is located at Singapore. Sultan Mosque has stayed essentially unchanged since it was built, with only repairs carried out to the main hall in the 1960s and an annex added in 1993.

7. Bait-ur-rahman Mosque 

Bait-ur-rahman Mosque represents one of the first examples of a domed mosque in Southeast Asia. Built by the Dutch in 1879 and completed in 1881. Furthermore, additions made to the mosque in 1957. During the late 1980s, the mosque was refurbished.

6. Taj-ul-Mosque 

Taj-ul-Mosque in Bhopal literally translates as 'The Crown of Mosques'. The most impressive structure in Bhopal is the Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest and most elegant Muslim mosques in India. Construction was resumed in 1971. 

5. The Zahir Mosque 

The Zahir Mosque is located in the heart of Alor Star, the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. The mosque was built in 1912 and official opening ceremony was held on Friday, 15 October 1915 by the late HRH Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. The Zahir Mosque occupies an area of approximately 124,412 square feet. Its center hall measures 62 x 62 square feet. 

4. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque 

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque is classified as one of the most spectacular and most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major tourist attraction.

3. Al-Aqsa Masjid

Al-Aqsa Masjid, commonly refers to the southern congregational mosque located in Jerusalem. The Mosque’s congregation building can accommodate about 5,000 people worshipping inside it, while the whole Al-Aqsa Mosque compound area may accommodate hundreds of thousands. 

2. Al-Nabawi Mosque 

Al-Nabawi Mosque of the Prophet, in Medina, is the second holiest and largest mosque in Islam. It is the final resting place of Muhammad(PBUH). The original mosque was built by Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) himself. Constructed in 1817 and painted green in 1839, it is known as the Dome of the Prophet. 

1. Al-Haram Mosque 

Al-Haram Mosque also known Haram Sharief in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the holiest, largest, biggest and most popular mosque in the world and the main destination of the Hajj pilgrimage. The mosque complex covers an area of 356,800 square meters and can accommodate up to 820,000 worshippers during the Hajj. 


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