Mecca, Saudi Arabia
This in the centre of the world for all Muslims all over the world as they pray 5 times a day facing the Holy Kaaba (inside the mosque shown here) in Mecca. All Muslims with sufficient means are obligated to perform pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime.
Medina, Saudi Arabia
The second biggest mosque in the world after Mecca is found here in Medina, also known as the City of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). He is buried in one part of the moque near the green dome. The calm and serenity offered by this moque is incredible as you feel the presence of the spirit of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Siddiqa Fatima Zahra Mosque, Kuwait
The As-Siddiqa Fatima Zahra Mosque, built in the style of the Taj Mahal, is already gaining a reputation as one of Kuwait's most distinctive buildings. Inside, it's not the same as the Taj Mahal as it's a place for praying.
The original Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in about 1632. The mausoleum in Agra, India, was finished in about 1653 and is revered as one of the world's architectural wonders. In 1983 the building became a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Masjid Selat Melaka, Malaysia
The Malacca Straits Mosque (Malay: Masjid Selat Melaka) is a mosque located on the man-made Malacca Island near Malacca Town in Malacca state, Malaysia. It looks like a floating structure if the water level is high. The Opening Ceremony was done on the 24th of November 2006 by the Supreme Ruler of Malaysia (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail.
Hui Mosque, Ningxia, China
Ningxia is also home to China’s largest Muslim ethnic group, the Hui, who account for more than a third of its population. Of China’s 55 minority peoples, 10 are predominantly Muslim, and the Hui are the most populous of these. In Ningxia, Muslim travelers are well catered for with plenty of halal food and other conveniences. Arabic signs are everywhere in the region, as are Muslim restaurants and more than 3,000 mosques. The local government plans more conveniences for Muslim travelers, by providing special prayer carpets and signs pointing to Mecca. Recommended attractions for Muslim travelers include Nanguan Mosque, Tongxin Mosque and Najiahu Village Great Mosque, each with a history of more than 400 years. Another must-see is a Muslim theme park, featuring Muslim architecture, customs, food, farming and trade.
Masjid-As-Salaam, Burnaby (Vancouver), BC, Canada
Located at 5060 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, Canada, this is a beautiful mosque in Vancouver. The congregation for Jumaah is very large with probably 300+ people and mutiple Eid Salaat is held there as well.
Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, Richmond (Vancouver), BC, Canada
Located at 8580 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, Canada, this is a beautiful mosque in Vancouver. It is mostly attended by Shia Jaffari Muslims but all Muslims are welcome. Mosque tours for Non-Muslims are also arranged. The congregation for Jumaah is medium with probably 100+ people. Eid Salaat is held there as well.
Surrey Jamia Masjid, Surrey (Vancouver), BC, Canada
Located at 12407 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada, this is a beautiful mosque in Vancouver. The congregation for Jumaah is very large with probably 300+ people and mutiple Eid Salaat is held there as well.
Masjid Al Iman, Victoria, BC, Canada
Located at 2218 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, this is a beautiful mosque in Victoria. The congregation for Jumaah is medium with probably 100+ people and Eid Salaat is held there as well.
Mosques all over the World
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Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco
The Hassan II Mosque is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building's hall. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi hosts the third largest mosque in the world - after the ones in Mecca and Madina in Saudi Arabia.
It is named after the founder and first President of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He chose the location and took substantial influence on the architecture and the design of the mosque. Based on his vision, the mosque was built with the rise of 11 metres above sea level, and 9.5 metres above the street level so that it is clearly visible from all directions.
It is built as a monument to consolidate Islamic culture and a prominent centre for Islamic sciences. According to his wish, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is also the last resting place of its name giver, who passed away in 2004. More Info