Collection of World Most Beautiful Masjids.
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The Khamis Masjid is believed to be the first Masjid in Bahrain,
built during the era of the Umayyad caliph Umar II.
The identical twin minarets of this ancient Islamic monument
make it easily noticeable as one drives along the
Shaikh Salman Road in Khamis. It is considered to be one of
the oldest relics of Islam in the region,
and the foundation of this Masjid is believed to have been laid
as early as 692 AD.
An inscription found on the site, however, suggests a foundation
during the 11th Century. It has since been rebuilt twice in
both 14th & 15th centuries, when the
minarets were constructed. The Khamis Masjid has been partially
Star Masjid, locally known as Tara Masjid is a Masjid located
in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is situated at the
Armanitola area of the old part of the city. The mosuqe has
ornate designs and is decorated
with motifs of blue stars. It was built in the first half of
the 19th century by one Mirza Golam Pir.
The Id Kah Masjid is a Masjid located in Kashgar, Xinjiang,
in the western People's Republic of China.
It is the largest Masjid in China. Every Friday, it houses nearly
The Masjid was built by Shakesimirzha in 1422 (although it included
older structures dating back to the 8th century) and covers
16,800 square meters. The Masjid was started in 996.
was at the center of a sharp rise in tension between the Muslim
and the ruling Han Chinese in Xinjiang in 2003, when developers
razed a rose garden
on the Masjid site and built an enclosed market nearby.
Istiqlal Masjid (Independence Masjid) in Jakarta, Indonesia
is the largest Masjid in Southeast Asia. The government of Indonesia
constructed the national Masjid in 1984. More than 120,000 people
can congregate at the Masjid at one time.
Masjid Istiqlal, Jakarta, IndonesiaThe rectangular main prayer
hall building is covered by a 45 meter diameter central spherical
dome. The dome is supported by twelve round columns and the
prayer hall lined by rectangular piers carrying four levels
of balcony. Staircases at the corners of the building give access
to all floors. The main hall is reached through an entrance
covered by a dome 10 meters in diameter. The latter structure
is directly connected to the arcades which run around the large
courtyard. The Masjid also provides facilities for social and
cultural activities, including lectures, exhibitions, seminars,
conferences, bazaars and programmes for women, youth and children.
The al-Nabi Masjid (Masjed al-Nabi in Persian) also known as
Masjed e Soltani is a famous Masjid in Qazvin. The Masjid has
an area of about 14,000m². Inscriptions indicate Fath Ali
Shah of the Qajar dynasty to be the founder of the Masjid, however
sources indicate the Masjid to have been existing since the
Safavid period. In particular, it is now believed that the architect
of the structure was Ustad Mirza Shirazi with the date 1787
as date of construction.
Grande Mosquée de Paris ("Paris Great Mosque"),
located in the Ve arrondissement, was founded after World War
I as a sign of France's gratefullness to the Muslim tirailleurs
from the colonies who had fought against Germany. The Mosque
was built following the mudéjar style, and its minaret
is 33 meter high. President Gaston Doumergue inaugurated it
on July 15, 1926. It is now lead by mufti Dalil Boubakeur, who
is also president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith,
created in 2002.
The King Abdullah I Masjid, built between 1982 and 1989 in Amman,
Jordan. It is capped by a
magnificent blue mosaic dome beneath which 3,000 Muslims may
Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest Masjids in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River
and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. The then Sultan
of Selangor officially opened the Masjid in 1909,
two years after construction was completed. The Masjid was built
on the first Malay burial ground in the city.
Baitul Mukarram is the national Masjid of Bangladesh. Located
at the heart of Dhaka,
capital of Bangladesh, this Masjid was founded in the 1960s.
Interior of the Mezquita, a hypostyle Masjid with
columns arranged in grid pattern, in Córdoba, Spain
The prayer hall, or musalla, in a Turkish Masjid, with a minbar
The ruins of Menüçehr Camii near Kars,
Turkey, believed to be the oldest Seljuk Masjid in Anatolia.
Great, "Friday Mosque" of Chinguetti is an ancient
center of worship created by the founders of the oasis city
of Chinguetti in the Adrar region of Mauritania sometime in
the Thirteenth Century. The
minaret of this ancient structure is supposed to be the second
oldest in continuous use anywhere in the Muslim world.
The Ulugh Beg Madrassa, which includes a Masjid, in Samarkand,
Babri Masjid, India destroyed by Hindu extremists in December