Under the article Muslim photos, top 10 largest mosques in Islam, our purpose to give awareness about the worship places (Mosques) in the Muslim community. Top 10 beautiful and largest mosques have been discussed below with the name and pictures of the mosque as well as the place where the mosque locate. List of the top 10 largest mosques of the world is as;
Note: Information about mosque each is given after the list.
Top 10 Largest Mosques in Islam List
1 Masjid Alharam (city Mecca, country Saudi Arabia, capacity of worshipers 4,000,000)
2 Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (city Madina, country Saudi Arabia, capacity of worshipers 1,000,000)
3 Imam Reza Shrine ( city Mashhad, country Iran, capacity of worshipers 700,000
4 Taj-ul-Masajid ( city Bhopal, country India, capacity of worshipers 175000)
5 Istiqlal Mosque (city Jakarta, country Indonesia, capacity of worshipers 120000)
6 Hassan II Mosque (city Casablanca, country Morocco, capacity of worshipers 105000)
7 Badshahi Mosque (city Lahore, country Pakistan, capacity of worshipers 100000)
8 Jama Masjid (city Old Delhi, country India, capacity of worshipers 85000)
9 Faisal Mosque (city Islamabad, country Pakistan, capacity of worshipers 74000)
10 Saleh Mosque (city Sana’a, country Yemen, capacity of worshipers 44000)
Now come to more details information about a mosque each.
Masjid Alharam, Saudi Arabia
Masjid Alharam is first holiest place in for Islamic world and is located in Mecca city Saudi Arabia. It is larget mosque in Islam. It was built between 634 and 644 having 3,841,000 sq ft area with 4,000,000 worshiper’s capacity. Khana Kaaba is aslo situated in the Masjid Alharam where Muslims come to offer hajj and umrah as it could be seen in pictures of the mosque. Accrording to Islamic traditions, Kaaba was constructed by Hazarat Ibrahim (A.S) and his son Hazarat Ismaeel (A.S) by order of God. When The Kaaba built, the area was just a desert. But for the time being, the area converted to population and become a city called Mecca. In the time of Hazarat Muhammad (p.b u.h), Mecca has become a most popular and important city of Arabic world. And during this time Masjid Alharam was rebuit and then expanded in different time by different Muslim’s Caliphs. Now this largest and beautiful mosque of the world has big covered area and has a capacity of 4,000,000 worshipers at a time.
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Saudi Arabi
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi, Mosque of the Prophet, or Prophet’s Mosque is the 2nd largest and holiest place in Islamic world, located in Madina city of Saudi Arabia. This mosque was built by the Islamic Prophet Hazarat Muhammad (s.a.w) when he migrated from Mecca to Madina with his followers. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi was built in 622 and has capacity of worshipers 1,000,000 at a time. This mosque is very beautiful and has a spiritual concern of the Muslims. One of the most notable features of the mosque is Green Dome in the south east corner of the mosque. The mosque has been expanded by different Muslim’s caliphs in different times.
Imam Reza Shrine, Iran
Imam Reza Shrine is located in the city Mashhad of Iran. The mosque is also contributing in the list of largest mosques in Islam. Imam Reza Shrine was built in 818 has 6,443,943.95 sq ft area and 700,000 worshiper’s capacity. This mosque is the center of tourism in Iran and a huge Muslim community comes here around the year. The complex was built in 818 and in 993 holy shrines was ruined by Saboktakin, a Ghaznavid king. Later on Saboktakin’s son Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi, in 1009, repaired the shrines and this repairing and rebuilding continues by all Muslim’s caliphs in different times. A Muslim’s traveler, Ibn Battuta, in 1333, called the site largest in the world.
Taj-ul-Masajid is located in Bhopal city of India, built in 1901 having 4,300,000 sq ft area and 175,000 worshiper’s capacity. Initially mosque was built in 1844 by the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar but the work continued on the building in different times. The mosque remained under work in 1860, 1868, 1901, and 1985. Nowadays this is the world beautiful mosque and called the crown of mosques. Pink façade topped by two 18-storey high octagonal minarets with marble domes are the major attractive feature of the Taj-ul-Masajid mosque which could be seen in pictures of the mosque.
Istiqlal Mosque, Indonesia
Istiqlal Mosque or masjid Istiqlal, is located in Jakarta city of Indonesia having 1,020,000 sq ft and 120,000 worshiper’s capacity. The mosque was built in 1978. The mosque is one of the top 10 largest mosques in Islam, oftenly called the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. This national mosque of Indonesia is known as a symbol of independence of Indonesia. Istiqlal means the independence and it is Arabic word. Before 1949, Indonesia was under control of Netherlands, but Indonesia was independent after that by a Revolution known as “Revolution of 1945-1949. So after getting independence, it was decided to build a commemorative Indonesian independence and Istiqlal mosque was built. Indonesia is the largest populated country in the Muslim world.
Hassan II Mosque, Morocco
Hassan II Mosque is located in Casablanca city of Morocco having 970,000 sq ft and 105,000 worshiper’s capacity, and was built in 1993. It is the one of top 10 largest mosques in Islam. This very beautiful mosque gives a stunning look to the Muslim’s photos chapter. This mosque was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. One of the interesting things in this mosque is its 60 stories high minaret topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. This view is most amazing and attractive. The mosque stands on a sea view at Atlantic Ocean the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building’s hall.
Badshahi Mosque or Shahi Mosque, Pakistan
Badshahi Mosque is located in Lahore city of Pakistan having 321,488 sq ft and 100,000 worshiper’s capacity. Badshahi mosque commonly known as Shahi Masjid was built in 1673 by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The Shahi mosque was built opposite the Lahore fort. River Ravi is in the north-west side of the Shahi mosque. The Shahi mosque is one of the world beautiful mosques due to its well looking 4 minarets and three domes constructed by red stone brought from a stone quarry near Jaipur in Rajastan. Domes were clad with white marble. The prayer hall of the Shahi mosque has capacity of worshipers 5000 but its yard capacity is 95000. This mosque is most visiting place for the visitors. Badshahi mosque has become a cultural symbol of the city. In short it can be said, the Shahi mosque is one of the top 10 largest mosques in Islam.
Jama Masjid, India
Jama Masjid is located in Old Delhi city of India having 22561 feet (6876.5928m) long and 258258 inch feet (78717.0384 m) wide area with the capacity of worshiper 85000. Jama Masjid was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The work was started on the mosque in 1650 and completed in 1656. Jama Masjid is largest and best known masque in India. The mosque stands opposite the Red Fort of Dalhi. Due to the historical values the mosque is most prominent and has become highly visiting place for the visitors. Jama Masjid is also one of the top 10 largest mosques in Islam.
Faisal Mosque, Pakistan
Faisal Mosque is located in Islamabad city of Pakistan. Faisal Mosque was inaugurated by the Saudi king Shah Faisal and completed in 1986. The mosque has 466,032 sq ft area with the worshiper’s capacity 74000 at a time. All the funding was made by King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Sauidi Arabia, and that’s why mosque was named by the name of King Faisal. If someone says or writes on Muslim photos gallery, the Faisal Mosque is one of the unique and focusing name due to its geographically beautiful location. Islamabad city, front of Daman-e-koh, Margalla hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas differentiates the Faisal Mosque from others. So Faisal Mosque can be listed in the top 10 largest mosque in Islam.
Saleh Mosque, Yemen
Saleh Mosque is located in Sana’s city of Yemen having 294,000 sq ft with 44000 worshiper’s capacity. The mosque was inaugurated in November 2008 by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, it is named in his honor. Saleh mosque has 6 minarets and five domes. Minaret’s height is 330 fit and dome dia. (outer) 45 fit and dome dia. (inner) is 90 fit. This beautiful mosque constructed 5 years ago is definitely one of the top 10 largest mosques in Islam.
Wallpapers, Muslims Photos – Top 10 Largest Mosques in Islam
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