A Holy worship place for Muslim is known as Mosque or Masjid. According to Islamic religion, this Masjid is a place where all people from Muslim Community come together and offer their prayer to God. Mosque are considered as finest example of Islam architecture. You can find beautiful Mosque around the globe, their aesthetic culture and art depicting their style.
Some Mosque are not only built with great architecture, but also have stunning interior, if you have visited these mosque then you are quite lucky to catch a glimpse of such breath-taking beauty! The best time to visit is during month of Ramadan or so. Here are few ‘Best Mosques Around The World’.
- Saudi Arabia – Mecca, Al Haram Mosque
According to Quran, this was the very first worship place built to worship Allah. The Al Haram Mosque is also known as Grand Mosque is located in city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The current structure, including indoor and outdoor praying area can accommodate 4-millions of people during its peak season of Hajj. Hajj is an annual worship of Muslim religion around the world. Read More about Hajj….
- Saudi Arabia- Medina, Al-Masjid An-Nabawi
The Al-Nabawi-Mosque popularly called as Prophet’s Mosque was built by the Prophet Mohammad in the city of Medina. The Mosque is known as second holiest place next to Mecca and also second largest Mosque around the world. The Green Dome placed in centre of Mosque, is the place where tomb of Prophet Mohammad is situated. A wooden cupola was built in year 1279 AD, which was later reconstructed several times. The Dome in year 1837, was first painted green.
- Morocco: Hassan II Mosque
This is largest Mosque in Morocco, and seventh largest in world. The Mosque has tallest minarets of 210-meters, which was completed in the year 1993. The Minaret of this Mosque is 60-stored high, which emits a laser light that directs toward Mecca. The Atlantic Ocean bed behind the Mosque is visible through glass floor. The Mosque can accommodate around 105,000 worshipper and around 25,000 inside main Mosque hall.
- Brunei : Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is known as royal Islamic Mosque located in capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. The Mosque is considered as one of the most beautiful mosque across Asia Pacific and gaining high attention from tourist. In year 1958, the mosque was completed and is currently standing as magnificent example of Islamic Architecture. The Mosque stands as remarkable structure on bank of Brunei River. The lush greenery, golden domes, marble minarets, fountain adds unique elegance to the Mosque. The Mosque is built like Mughal and Italian style.
- Jerusalem: Al Aqsa Mosque , Palestine
This Mosque is known as third holiest Mosque next to Medina. It is located in the old City of Jerusalem. The Mosque is itself a part of Scared Noble Sanctuary. The site is also known as Temple Mount in Judaism. Since, according to Judaism once upon a time The Shrine of Jerusalem stood. While according to Muslim, they believe Prophet Mohammad was transported from Mecca to this Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to Islamic religion and tradition they believe, Prophet Mohammad led prayer to this mosque till 17th month after emigration on turning to Kaaba on obeying order of Allah.