Top 10 Beautiful Mosques Around The World:
10. Putrajaya Mosque –Malyasia
One of the world’s most modern mosques, the Putrajaya Mosque faces the beautiful Putrajaya Lake and is considered as the most famous landmark in Putrajaya. A good example of how far the evolution of Malaysian mosque design has gone, the Islamic architecture of the Putrajaya Mosque blends artistically indigenous craftsmanship and designs of traditional origin using material indigenous to the region.
9. Ubudiah Mosque – Kuala Kangsar
Masjid Ubudiah is Perak's royal mosque, and is located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia. Masjid Ubudiah - ranking high on the list of Malaysia's most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.
8. Blue Mosque –Istanbul
Located in Istanbul, Turkey, the Blue Mosque is a true architectural wonder. Commissioned to be built in 1609 by Sultan Ahmet I, Until the construction of the Blue Mosque, no other Muslim worship center had six minarets. The legend behind this odd number of minarets - since mosques usually have one, two or four - is that Sultan Ahmet I asked for gold minarets using the word altin. The architect thought the Sultan had ordered alti (six) minarets instead. When the error was revealed, Mehmet Aga feared for his life, but the Sultan was so enamored with the design that the architect was spared.
7. Crystal Mosque – Malaysia
The Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal is a mosque in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. 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.Steel and glass are being used for the construction of this mosque. This is the first smart mosque which has been equipped with IT facilities and WiFi coverage, thus enable tourist and IT users to access all the servicess that being offered by the mosque administration.
6. Masjid jami Asr Hassanil Bulkiah – Brunei
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is a magnificent Masjid built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the current Sultan of Brunei in 1994 (Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah). It is the largest in Brunei and one of the grandest in the region. With its golden domes, it is the centerpiece of Brunei's Islamic heritage.
5. Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Abu Dhabi,UAE
The mosque is managed by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center which was established not only as a place of worship but as a center of learning and discovery through its educational and visitor programmes. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, or Grand Mosque as it is often called, is an impressive sight when driving into Abu Dhabi The words 'huge', 'enormous', 'massive', etc seem to understate the size of the mosque substantially. You'll understand when you drive past it or visit it.
4. Faisal Mosque – Pakistan
Faisal Mosque is the most beautiful and largest mosque of Pakistan located at the ending of Shaharah-e-Islamabad, Pakistan. It was named on late King of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Abdul Aziz who financed to build this mosque.
It is considered as the National Mosque of Pakistan. Shah Faisal Mosque was remained the biggest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993 when taken over in size by the completion of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
3. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque – Brunei
This mosque is one of the most striking mosque in the South East Asia region. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a an exclamation point above the Brunei River, and the so-called village in the water, Kampong Ayer. Built on an artificial lagoon on the banks of the river, the mosque initially seems more attraction than place of worship. However, this could not be farthest from the truth, and the grandiose mosque was in fact designed solely for prayer to Allah.
2. Al Masjid Al Nabawi – Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi "Mosque of the Prophet", often called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque situated in the city of Medina. As the final resting place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, it is considered the second holiest site in Islam by Muslims (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca) and is one of the largest mosques in the World. The mosque is under the control of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. It is the second mosque built in history.
One of the most notable features of the site is the Green Dome over the center of the mosque,
1. Masjid Al Haram (The Holy Mosque ) – Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid al-Haram ("The Holy Mosque"; also known as al-Haram Mosque, Haram al-Sharif, Masjid al-Sharif and the Haram) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the holiest mosque in the world and the primary 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. The Holy Mosque is the only mosque that has no qibla direction, since Muslims pray facing the Ka'ba in the central courtyard.