25 Biggest Mosques in the World You Might Didn’t Know It Before

Mosque is the sacred place for Muslims used for doing their five times a day religious activity. Mosque is also being used as the place for Al-Quran recitation. Mosques can also being used as the center of information and education. The shape of mosque is developed through the times and through this article, you will about to be the witness of the biggest mosques in the world. Check this one out.

1. Hassan II Mosque

Hasan II Mosque

Our first list of the biggest mosque in the world is in Morocco. Hassan II Mosque is located in Casablanca and the architect of this grand mosque is a Frenchman named Michel Pinseau and it was built by Bouygues. Hassan II Mosque was built in 1993. The most parts  This mosque is standing tall on a gulf facing the Atlantic Ocean. Hassan II Mosque can accommodate up to 25.000 people and the other 80.000 people can be accommodating on the base of this beautiful mosque. So, Hassan II Mosque can accommodate for 105.000 people. The tower of Hassan II Mosque is measured in 210 meters or 689 feet in height. This tower is also considered as the highest mosque tower in the world. What a grand mosque we have here.

2. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque

Our next biggest mosque in the world has brought us to Abu Dhabi. The name of our next destination in search of the biggest mosque is Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan mosque is located in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan mosque was built in 2007. This mosque was inspired by a founding father and also the first president of Uni Emirate Arab, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. This mosque can accommodate for 41.000 people. The most interesting facts about this mosque are, the main door of this mosque were made by 2,2 tons of thick glass and it’s about 12,2 meters in height and 7 meters in width. This mosque has 1.000 of pillars in the outside area and all of the pillars are coated with 20.000 sheets of marbles. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan mosque has 82 Moroccan style domes and all of it was coated with marbles.

3. Al-Quba Mosque

Al-Quba Mosque

Our next destination to find the biggest mosque has brought us to Al-Quba. This mosque has been one of the witnesses of Islam development history. Al-Quba Mosque is the first mosque who was built by Prophet Muhammad SAW in the early age of Islam period. This mosque is located in the southeast of Medina of Saudi Arabia. The last renovation of this mosque was being conducted in the 20th century. The architect whose in charge of the renovation is Abdel Wahed El Wakil. As the first attempt, he want to combine the previous design with the new ones but in the end, he decide to demolished the previous design and replaced it with the new building as we can see it today.

4. An-Nabawi Mosque

An-Nabawi Mosque

Our next destination is in Medina. You will set the grand mosque named An-Nabawi there. An-Nabawi Mosque is the second most sacred place after Masjidil Haram. This mosque was built in 622. This mosque has 10 towers and each of the towers is about 105 meter in height.  An-Nabawi Mosquecn accommodates about a million people. An-Nabawi Mosque is also being used as court, religion school, and the center of people activity. You will found the final resting of The Greatest Prophet Muhammad SAW in here. An-Nabawi Mosque also famous for it’s green dome. No one knows precisely when this green dome was built but the ancient manuscript recorded that this green dome was built in the 12th century.

5. Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Alright, after visiting An-Nabawi Mosque, let’s continue our journey to the next destination, Al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered by the Muslims as the third most sacred place. The Great Prophet Muhammad SAW has been teaching the Muslims to facing to this mosque (Baitul Maqdis) for 17 months after migrating to Medina. And after that, the direction of pray has been changed facing to the Ka’bah (Masjidil Haram) until today. This mosque has 1 dome and 4 towers with 56 meters of area and 83 meters in length. Al-Aqsa Mosque can accommodate 5.000 people inside the building and 40.000 people outside the Mosque. Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in Al Haram Asy Syarif Yerussalem. This mosque is not only big on capacity but also on its majestic and historical values.

6. Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed

Sultan Ahmed Mosque is our next biggest mosque in the world. Sultan Ahmed Mosque is located in Istanbul, Turkey. This mosque is also popular as The Blue Mosque. This mosque was built in 1609-1616 as the following order from the Sultan Ahmed I. Just like the other mosques, The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is consisting of the resting place of the founder, religion school and hospital. Sultan Ahmed Mosque is considered as the seventh biggest mosque in the world.

7. Sultan Qaboos Mosque

Sultan Qaboos

Our next biggest mosque is located in Oman. In 1992, Sultan Qoboos was advised to build a Grand Mosque. So, a mosque design competition was being held in 1993 and after that, a site has been choosen with the Bausher construction. And then, this mosque was built in 1995. This mosque was used 300.000 tons of Indian sand rocks. Sultan Qoboos is considered as the eleventh biggest mosque in the world. The main domes and towers with 4 smaller towers around them are the main visual features of this mosque.

8. Qolsharif Mosque

Qolsharif Mosque

Alright, our next journey has brought us to Qolsharif Mosque. The name of this mosque is referring to a famous religious leader named Kazan Khanate. According from the historical literatures, Kazan Khanate and his pupils are passed away when they are trying to defend Kazan from the Russian invasion in 1552. So, as the following order by the President of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaymiev, this mosque has been named Qolsharif to honoring their sacrifices.

9. Al-Haram

Al-Haram Mosque

Al Haram Mosque or Masjidil Haram is the largest mosque in the world. You can see the Ka’bah on the center of this mosque. Al Haram is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. On the Hajj season, this mosque can accommodate for 4.000.000 people. This mosque is never closed and the religious acivity inside this mosque can last for 24 hours a day.

10. Al Fateh Grand Mosque

Al Fateh Grand Mosque

Our next biggest mosque is Al-Fateh Grand Mosque. This majestic mosque is located beside the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, a city which is located in the capital city of Manama. Al Fateh Grand Mosque is close to Royal Bahraini Palace, the official residence of the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Khalifah. A huge dome was build above the Al Fateh Grand Mosque and it was made by pure fiberglass. This grand mosque can accommodate for 7.000 people.

11. Masjid Negara

Masjid Negara

Masjid Negara is our next biggest mosque in the world. Masjid Negara is located in Kuala Lumpur. The original structure of this mosque were designed by three person, The English architect Howard Ashley and two Malaysian architects, Hisyam Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim. Masjid Negara was built in 1965. The main feature from this grand mosque is the 73 meter of towers. This grand mosque can accommodate 15.000 people.

12. Jama Mosque

Jama Mosque

 

 

The next biggest mosque in the world is Jama Delhi Mosque. This is the main mosque in Old Delhi, India. This mosque is the most popular and the biggest mosque in India. Jama Mosque is located in Chandni Chowk. This beautiful mosque can accommodate up to 25.000 of people.

13. Badshahi Mosque

Badshahi Mosque

The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore is the second biggest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the Badshahi mosque is the seventh biggest mosques in the world. This mosque is the symbol of the glory period of Mughal. Badshahi Mosque was built in 1673-1986. This grand mosque can accommodate for 10.000 of people inside and the other 100.000 of people outside the mosque yard.

14. Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is the biggest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia. In 1986-1993, Faisal Mosque is considered as the biggest mosque in the world. Faisal Mosque is located in Islamabad. This grand mosque can accommodate up to 300.000 of people.

15. Istiqlal Mosque

Masjid Istiqlal

In term of capacity, Istiqlal Mosque is the number one as the biggest mosque in the South East Asia. In term of building structure, Istiqlal is the biggest mosque the South East Asia. This grand mosque was built to commemorate the independence of Indonesia. Therefore, the name of this national mosque is “ Istiqlal” an Arabic word means “Independence”.

16. Id Kah Mosque

Id Kah Mosque

Id Kah is the name of grand mosque located in Kashgar, Xinjiang in the west part of China. Id Kah mosque is the biggest mosque in China. This mosque is the home for 10.000 of people on Friday. The maximum capacity of this mosque is about 20.000 of people.

17. Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque

Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque

This majestic mosque is located in Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya. The name of this mosque is Ahkmad Kadyrov. The design of this mosque is based on the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. On 16th October 2008, this mosque is officially open for public. The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque is considered as one of the biggest mosque in Europe. Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque can accommodate 10.000 of people at the same time.

18. Baitul Mukarram

Baitul Mukarram

Baitul Mukkarram is the National mosque of Bangladesh. This huge mosque is located in the heart of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Baitul Mukarram was built in the period of 1960’s. The maximum capacity of this mosqueis 30.000 of people but during the sacred month of Ramadan, it will increased until 40.000 of people.

19. Imam Reza Shrine Mosque

Imam Reza Shrine Mosque

This grand mosque is located in Mashhad, Iran. Imam Reza Shrine Mosque can accommodate for 700.000 of people. Inside the complex there are also Goharshad, museum, library, tomb, The Islamic Study of Razavi University and the other buildings.

20. Tooba Mosque

Tooba Mosque

Tooba Mosque is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. This mosque is also known as Gol Mosque. Tooba Mosque was built in 1969 inside the Society Complex of Defense, Karachi. The Tooba Mosque can accommodate 5.000 of people.

21. Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque

Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque

Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque is also known as Alabasta mosque. This mosque is located beneath the fortress of Cairo and it was built by Muhammad Ali Pasha around 1830-1848. Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque is located in the top of the fortress. This grand mosque is the landmark of Cairo, Egypt.

22. Baitul Futuh Mosque

Baitul Futuh Mosque

Baitul Futuh Mosque is the biggest mosque in West Europe. This mosque can accommodate up to 10.000 of people. This majestic mosque was built in 2003. The Baitul Futuh Mosque is located in London, beside the South Morden railway station.

23. Masjid-e Aqsa Rabwah

Masjid-e Aqsa Rabwah

This mosque was open for public in March 1972. Masjid-e Aqsa Rabwah is a grand mosque that can accommodate up to 12.000 of people.

24. Sultan Omar Ali Saefuddin Mosque

Sultan Omar Ali Saefuddin Mosque

Sultan Omar Ali Saefuddin Mosque is a grand mosque located in Brunei Darussalam. This mosque was designed by Booty and Edwards Chartered architecture bureau based on the blueprint from Italian architect, Cavaliere Rudolfo Nolli. This beautiful mosque was built above the lagoon in the Kampong Ayer riverside.

25. Masjid Zahir

Masjid Zahir

Next is Masjid Zahir in Kedah, Malaysia. This mosque is also known as Zahrah mosque. Masjid Zahir is located in the center of Alor Setar, Kota Setar, Kedah, Darul Aman, Malaysia. This mosque can be seen with the black colored dome. There are five smaller domes around the central black dome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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