Mosques are not only places for worship for Muslims; they are also the most telling examples for the glory of the Islamic architecture. Mosques are featured of the big area to embrace many worshipers saying their prayers. You will plunge in this lest of the top 10 largest mosques, if you are interested in the amazing architecture.
10 Al-Rajhi Mosque:
Sheikh Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the city of Riyadh. On 12 August 1425 AH, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz opened it to the public when he was a prince of Riyadh. Being one of the largest mosques in the Arab nation, it is enrolled in the list of Riyadh’s most beautiful monuments. It can embrace about 20,500 worshipers.
9 Sheikh Zayed Mosque:
It is a prominent Islamic edifice in the UAE, which is located in the city of Abu Dhabi, with an area of about 412, 22 m2. It has four brilliant minarets in the corners of the outer courtyard, each up to 107 meters, which are full coated with white marble. It is intended for the Islamic culture, religious concepts and values of tolerance of Islam. It is wide enough to get in about 40,000 worshipers.
It is the main mosque in Old Delhi, and the largest one in India, with a capacity for 25,000 worshipers. It is totally built in 1658. It is named for the purpose of the Friday’s prayer that is intended to gather the Muslims, all together in order to get them united. It includes three gates and a roomy courtyard with a pond of water in the middle. It is a piece of heaven with its inspirational atmosphere.
It is located in Islamabad in Pakistan, and one of the largest mosques in the world and the most famous of the wonderful architecture. In 1976, the construction of the mosque started, the process has been financed by the Saudi government with about US $ 120 million.
Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque located in the city of Casablanca coast, Morocco, it has an Andalusian-character minaret that rises for 210 meters (689 feet), the highest religious building in the world. Its construction began in 1987. Buildings attached to the mosque are a culturally integrated compound, and, it was partly built on the sea with an area of 9 hectares. It can embrace about 105,00 worshipers.
5 Al-Aqsa Mosque:
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the more defined sanctity of Muslims in the world, as it is the first Qiblah in Islam. It is of an area of approximately 144 dunams, including the mosque and Dome of the Rock and several other milestones of up to 200. The capacity of this mosque can include about 250,000 worshipers.
Saleh Mosque is the largest mosque in Yemen’s newly built ones. It is named after President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The mosque is located in the Al-Sabeen square Sanaa, and on an area of 222,500 square meters, including the mosque and the Faculty of Sciences of Koran and Islamic Studies. It can have up to 45 thousand worshipers.
3 Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque:
The mosque is situated in the governorate of Muscat, built in 1992. The mosque is characterized by its unique design done by architect Mohammed Saleh Makiya cooperating with Quad Design. Moreover, it is a tourism site that is opened to visitors everyday from 8:00 to 23:00, plus having a library and a lecture hall.
It is also called the Prophet’s mosque. It is one of the largest mosques in the world. The mosque has experienced several expansions all over the history, through the eras of the Caliphs, the Umayyad state, Ottoman and, finally, in the era of the Saudi state, where it has the largest expansion in 1994. It has an area of 400,500 m2 and embraces about 1 million worshipers.
It is also called Grand Mosque. It is positioned in the heart of the city of Mecca, western Saudi Arabia, having the Kaaba in the middle, which is the first house established for the people on the Earth, in which to worship God according to the Islamic belief. In an area of 400,800 m2, it can embrace about 4 million worshipers.
Islamic architecture represented in mosques is very impressive allowing these mosques to be trodden by millions of tourists yearly.