Mosque is a very sacred place for the Muslims where they come to offer their prayers five times a day. The importance of mosques in day to day human life is unquestionable. The Muslims have always paid great attention towards the construction of mosques. The Muslim civilizations in various parts of the world include their own flavor of architecture in the construction of mosques. However, all the mosques in the entire world share certain principles of Islamic civilization. This article is an attempt to give a brief account of the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world. This categorization is based on one’s own taste and our readers have the right to differ from the preferences made below. All the mosques, included in the following list, are a reflection of Muslims’ love for their religion. The architecture and the grandeur of these mosques also speak volumes of a Muslim’s obedience before his lord.
10. Qol Sharif Mosque
Location: Kazan Kremlin, Russia
Qol Sharif Mosque is located within the walls of Kazan Kremlin. This moque has the honor to be regarded as the largest mosque of Russia. Qol Sharif Mosque, named after Imam Qol Sharif, was originally built in the 16th century and has been renovated for various times after that. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful mosques of the world.
9. Sabanci Mosque
Location: Adana, Turkey
Sabanci Mosque is another one of the most beautiful mosques of the entire world. It is the largest mosque of the Turkey. Sabanci mosque has been constructed with great passion and love which is reflected in its interior as well as the external designing. Sabanci mosque, located on the total area of 52600 square meters, is the 9th most beautiful mosque in the world.
8. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is located in Brunei. It is a beautiful majestic mosque and was constructed in 1958. This mosque is named after Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III. This beautiful mosque is blend of Islamic plus Italian architecture. It is built at the water bank which further adds to the beauty of this mosque.
7. Faisal Mosque
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Faisal Mosque is located in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. It is the largest mosque of the country and South Asia, and also holds the distinction to be regarded as the 3rd largest mosque in the entire world. This mosque has four beautiful minarets, with each having the height of 260 feet.
6. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Location: Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Mosque manages to secure the 6th position on our list of top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world. It is located in Abu Dhabi, and is a pure reflection of the religious taste of the royal family. This beautiful mosque has the capacity to accommodate 40000 worshipers at one time
5. Floating Mosque
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Floating Mosque is located at the bank of Red Sea, at the capital city of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Initially, it gives the impression to be floating in the sea. This is one of the most beautiful mosques of the country and also has the capacity to accommodate a good number of worshipers at one time.
4. Mosque of Cordoba
Mosque of Cordoba is a pure reflection of the glory of Muslim rule in the medieval period. It was built in the 787 A.D by Caliph Abdul Rehman. It has encompassed different styles of architecture at one place. Mosque of Cordoba is one of the oldest mosques of Muslim world. Although Spain is not an Islamic Republic but most of the Muslim poets have mentioned it in their poetry especially Poet of East, Sir Muhammad Iqbal.
3. Al-Aqsa Mosque
Location: Jerusalem, Palestine
Al-Aqsa mosque is one of the dearest mosques to the Muslims of the entire world. It was the 1st Qiblah for the Muslims before the Mecca. Al-Aqsa mosque has the honor to be regarded as the 3rd holiest mosque in the Muslim world. Muslims from all over the world have their reservations regarding Israeli attitude towards Jerusalem. Muslims protest against destruction of beauty of Al-Aqsa mosque.
2. Masjid Al-Haram
Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Masjid Al-Haram is the most sacred mosque for the Muslims. Every Muslim individual holds the wish to visit this place at least once in his lifetime. This is a beautiful mosque which is constructed with great love and respect. This mosque is also the largest mosque in the world. This mosque is visited by millions of the Muslims every year. During pilgrimage (9-10th Zilhaj), about 2.5 millions perform their religious activities there.
Location: Madina, Saudia Arabia
Masjid-e-Nabawi, the mosque of Prophet (PBUH), is regarded as the most beautiful mosque in the entire world. Every year, it hosts millions of Muslims from all around the world. This mosque is constructed with great love, and world’s most precious metals and stones have been used for the beautification of this sacred mosque.