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Top 5 Most Magnificent Mosques in the World

Top 5 most magnificent mosques in the world

Last updated on January 10th, 2017 at 06:11 pm

Mosque is the most sacred place for Muslims where they get together to say five times prayers a day. Masjid is also called a house of Allah.

With today’s rapid modernization of the world, we can even see more advanced forms of architectures in the latest mosques. Striking structures, with domes and minaret being main features, Mosque is the most peaceful place for Muslims.

Here are few of the most magnificent mosques in the world;

#1 Majid Al Haram, Makkah

Masjid Al Haram
Masjid Al Haram

Majid Al Haram is the largest and most magnificent mosque in the universe, situated in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. This is the place where millions of Muslims around the world gather to perform Hajj. The holiest place on earth, Makkah’s capacity is now above 900000 for Muslims to worship. The place which never sleeps!

#2 Majid e Nabwi, Madinah

Masjid e Nabwi
Masjid e Nabwi

Masjid e Nabwi is the second largest Mosque in the world. Situated in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The graves of Hazrat Muhammad(SAW) , Hazrat Abu Bakar(RA) And Hazrat Umar (RA) are present. There is no better place on earth than Madinah. One of the most noticeable feature is the beautiful and very attractive Green Dome over the center of the mosque. Holiest place on earth Masjid e Nabwi is an altogether a spiritual university for Muslims.

#3 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, inside view
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, inside view

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. The resting place of Sheikh Zayed, it’s the largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It is the key place of worship for Friday and Eid prayers for more than 40,000 people. The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by both Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, and the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

#4 The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as Blue Mosque is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 1616 , it’s the main tourist attraction and a great example of ottoman architecture. The mosque is also popularly known for its fascinating structure and its six minarets. The best way to see great architecture of the Blue Mosque is from the Hippodrome. West side of the mosque.

#5 Crystal Mosque, Terangganu, Malaysia

Crystal Mosque, Terengannu
Crystal Mosque, Terengannu

Crystal Mosque in Terengganu, Malaysia. One of the world’s most beautiful mosque with stunning architecture is made of glass, steel, and crystal. Located at Islamic Heritage Park, Wan Wan Island, a major tourist attraction. At night, the mosque comes alive with a mesmerizing display of lights, which changes the color of its domes to pink, green, yellow and blue.

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Written by Zulfiqar A.

Zulfiqar A. is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief for TimelyBuzz. Currently based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, he is a software engineer by profession and loves to write about trending stories.

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