Mosque is a Holy place for Muslims. It refers to its Arabic name – Masjid. A Mosque is a place for worship for all the followers of Islam. Mosques all around the world are well known for the general importance to Muslims as well as for Islamic architecture and representation of Islamic culture. Although Mosque is the place where all the Muslims of the community come together and have their prayers, Mosque can also be the place of beautiful architecture that is famous all around the world.
#1 . Masjid Al Haram - Makkah ,Saudi Arabia
It is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds one of Islam's holiest places, the Kaaba. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing Salat. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so, includes circulation of the Kaaba. May Allah (swt) take us all there one day...
#2 . Masjid Al Nabwi - Medinah, Saudi Arabia
Al-Masjid al-Nabawī (Arabic: اَلْمَسْجِد اَلنَّبَوِي, "Mosque of the Prophet"), often called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque built by the last and final Prophet Muhammad (saw) situated in the city of Medina. It is the second holiest site in Islam (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca). It was the second mosque built in history and is now one of the largest mosques in the world. After an expansion during the reign of al-Walid I, it also now incorporates the site of the final resting place of Muhammad and early Muslim leaders Abu Bakr and Umar (ra).
#3 .Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque - Kuala Ibai Lagoon, Malaysia
The Floating Mosque or Tengku Tengah Zaharah is the first real floating mosque in Malaysia. It is situated in Kuala Ibai Lagoon near the estuary of Kuala Ibai River, 4 km from Kuala Terengganu Town. Construction began in 1993 and finished in 1995. The mosque was officially opened in July 1995 by Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, the late Sultan of Terengganu. The mosque combines modern and Moorish architecture; incorporating the use of marble, ceramics, mosaic works and bomanite paving. The white structure of the mosque covers an area of roughly 5 acres and can accommodate up to 2000 attendees at a time
#4 . Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi,UAE
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic: جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art.. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world.
#5 . Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque Grozny, Chechnya
The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as the "The Heart of Chechnya".
The mosque is named after Akhmad Kadyrov who commissioned its construction from the mayor of Konya. The mosque design with a set of 62-metre (203 ft)-tall minarets is based on the Blue Mosque in İstanbul.
On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In this mosque, ten thousand Muslims can pray at a time.
#6 . Sabancı Central Mosque Adana ,Turkey
Sabancı Merkez Camii in Adana is the largest mosque in Turkey.The exterior of the mosque is similar to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul while the interior decoration is similar to the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.
Sabanci Central Mosque, which went into service in 1998, is built on a total of 52,600 square meter of land and has a closed area of 6,600 square meters
#7 .Jumeirah Mosque Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
The beautiful Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai is a much-photographed landmark, especially when lit up against an evening sky. Built in the Medieval Fatimid tradition, the Jumeirah Mosque has a capacity of 1,200 people.
#8 . Qolsharif Mosque Russia
Originally, the mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. It was named after Qolşärif, who served there. Qolşärif died with his numerous students while defending Kazan from Russian forces in 1552. It is believed that the building featured minarets, both in the form of cupolas and tents. Its design was traditional for Volga Bulgaria, although elements of early Renaissance and Ottoman architecture could have been used as well.
Tatar scholars speculate as to whether some elements of Qolşärif Mosque can be seen in Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow (8 minarets, a central cupola, not typical for Russian architecture). Since 1996 the mosque has been rebuilt in Kazan Kremlin, although its look is decisively modern. Its inauguration on July 24, 2005 marked the beginning of celebrations dedicated to the Millennium of Kazan. It can accommodate 6,000 worshipers