The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – Morocco The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the second largest in the world after Mecca mosque, its minaret at 210 meters is the largest in the world, It has the latest technology such as earthquake resistance, a roof that opens automatically, heated floor and electric doors. It

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Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar Malaysia

Ubidiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar Malaysia Masjid Ubudiah – ranking high on the list of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a

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The Floating Mosque in Penang Malaysia – Masjid Terapung

The Floating Mosque in Penang Malaysia: (Masjid Terapung) Masjid Terapung or Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah is a big Malay mosque built at the bay in Tanjung Bungah. The mosque can truly hold its own in terms of architectural splendour. Despite its name, the mosque is not floating, but rather standing on pilings and stilts.

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Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

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Larabanga Mosque in Ghana

Larabanga Mosque in Ghana The Larabanga Mosque is an historic mosque of the “Sudanese” architectural mosque type in the village of Larabanga, in Ghana. Though uncertainty exists about its age, it is believed to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Ghana. As one of the oldest mosques in West Africa and the oldest

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Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia also spelled Qol Sharif, Kol Sharif Magnificent mosque Kul Sharif in city of Kazan. One of the most beautiful and most northern mosques of the world. It is constructed by thousand-year anniversary of city of Kazan. This is the second largest mosque in Europe, not including Turkey, after

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Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech – Morocco

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech – Morocco The Koutoubia Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية‎ ) is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. The minaret was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199) and was used as the model for the Giralda of Seville and for the Hassan Tower of Rabat. The name is

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Jame Asr Mosque in Brunei

Jame Asr Mosque in Brunei Considered as one of the grandest monuments to Islam in the whole region, the magnificent Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is the brainchild of His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam. Known locally as the Kiarong Mosque as it is situated in

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Fatima Mosque in Kuwait

Fatima Mosque in Kuwait Sheikha Fatima Mosque, the mosque located in the suburb of Abdullah Al-Salem is considered an architectural masterpiece radiate hope and faith, hangs throughout the year, especially with lights In the month of Ramadan to welcome thousands of worshipers, and remain a witness outstanding design and conical dome unique overlap of Islamic art.

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The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the second largest in the world after Mecca mosque, its minaret at 210 meters is the largest in the world, It has the latest technology such as earthquake resistance, a roof that opens automatically, heated floor and electric doors. It is the few mosques in the Muslim world that allows tourists to visit the non-Muslims.

Besides serving mainly as a mosque on Fridays, when it can hold up to 100,000 faithful: 80 000 25 000 in the courtyard and the prayer hall.The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca - Morocco

Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar Malaysia

Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar Malaysia

Ubidiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar Malaysia

Masjid Ubudiah – ranking high on the list of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.

The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design of the Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station.

Built in 1917 during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul’adzam Shah 1, the Masjid Ubudiah is located beside the Royal Mausoleum on Bukit Chandan. It was commissioned on the orders of the Sultan, who vowed that he would build a mosque of great beauty as thanksgiving for recovery from an illness which plagued him in those early days.

The mosque was finally completed in late 1917 at a total cost of RM200,000- quite an astronomical figure for those days. It was officially declared open by Sultan Abdul Jalil Karamtullah Shah, successor to Sultan Idris. This imposing structure is now a symbol of great pride to all Muslims in the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan, the Land of Grace

Ubidiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar Malaysia

The Floating Mosque in Penang Malaysia – Masjid Terapung

The Floating Mosque in Penang Malaysia – Masjid Terapung

The Floating Mosque in Penang Malaysia: (Masjid Terapung)

Masjid Terapung or Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah is a big Malay mosque built at the bay in Tanjung Bungah. The mosque can truly hold its own in terms of architectural splendour. Despite its name, the mosque is not floating, but rather standing on pilings and stilts. Nevertheless it is the first mosque to be built in the sea in Malaysia (other floating mosques in Malaysia have so far been built on lakes).

The Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque was built in 2004 at the cost of 15 million and covers an area of 1295 sq meters. It also has a towering minarets, the height of a seven-storey building, where the call of azan can be announced. To ensure no undue congestion along the narrow Tanjung Bungah main road, a big parking space was also built for the mosque. It can accommodate up to 250 cars. The mosque itself has a capacity of 1500 prayers.

The Floating Mosque in Penang Malaysia

Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia
Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah - Saudi Arabia

Larabanga Mosque in Ghana

Larabanga Mosque in Ghana

Larabanga Mosque in Ghana

The Larabanga Mosque is an historic mosque of the “Sudanese” architectural mosque type in the village of Larabanga, in Ghana. Though uncertainty exists about its age, it is believed to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Ghana.

As one of the oldest mosques in West Africa and the oldest mosque in Ghana. Each year the Larabanga mosque must be renovated due to damage to the mud walls during heavy rains. These yearly renovations can cost up to $1,000 and although the government of Ghana provides monetary assistance to keep up the mosque, this is not always enough money to do the job well.

Larabanga Mosque in Ghana

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia
also spelled Qol Sharif, Kol Sharif

Magnificent mosque Kul Sharif in city of Kazan. One of the most beautiful and most northern mosques of the world. It is constructed by thousand-year anniversary of city of Kazan.

This is the second largest mosque in Europe, not including Turkey, after Grozny Central Dome Mosque. The mosque was built in Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. Since 1996 the mosque has been rebuilt, several countries having contributed to the fund, among which Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Originally, the mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. It was named after Qolşärif who served there. Qolsharif died with his numerous students while defending Kazan from Russian forces in 1552. It is believed that the building featured minarets, both in the form of cupolas and tents. Its design was traditional for Volga Bulgaria, although elements of early Renaissance and Ottoman architecture could have been used as well. In 1552, during the storming of Kazan it was destroyed by Ivan The Terrible.

Tatar scholars speculate as to whether some elements of Qolşärif mosque can be seen in Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow (8 minarets, a central cupola, not typical for Russian architecture). Since 1996 the mosque has been rebuilt in Kazan Kremlin, although its look is decisively modern. Its inauguration on July 24, 2005 marked the beginning of celebrations dedicated to the Millennium of Kazan.

Several countries contributed to the fund that was set up to build Qolsharif mosque. Namely, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates. Qolsharif is considered to be one of the most important symbols of Tatar aspiration to independence and liberty. Nowadays the mosque predominantly serves as Museum of Islam. At the same time during the major Muslim celebrations thousands of people gather there to pray.

The Qolsharif complex was envisioned to be an important cornerstone of Kazan architectural landscape. Besides the main mosque building it includes the library, publishing house and Imam’s office.

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan - Russia

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech – Morocco

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech – Morocco

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech – Morocco

The Koutoubia Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية‎ ) is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. The minaret was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199) and was used as the model for the Giralda of Seville and for the Hassan Tower of Rabat.

The name is derived from the Arabic al-Koutoubiyyin for librarian, since it used to be surrounded by sellers of manuscripts. It is considered the ultimate structure of its kind. The tower is 69 m (221 ft) in height and has a lateral length of 12.8 m (41 ft). Six rooms (one above the other) constitute the interior; leading around them is a ramp by way of which the muezzin could ride up to the balcony. It is built in a traditional Almohad style and the tower is adorned with four copper globes.

According to legend, the globes were originally made of pure gold, and there were once supposed to have been only three globes. The fourth globe was donated by the wife of Yacoub el-Mansour as compensation for her failure to keep the fast for one day during the month of Ramadan. She had her golden jewelry melted down to flab the fourth globe.

The minaret of the Koutoubia was the model for the minaret of the Giralda mosque in Seville which in its turn has influenced thousands of church towers in Spain and Eastern Europe

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech - Morocco

Jame Asr Mosque in Brunei

Jame Asr Mosque in Brunei

Jame Asr Mosque in Brunei

Considered as one of the grandest monuments to Islam in the whole region, the magnificent Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is the brainchild of His Majesty the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Known locally as the Kiarong Mosque as it is situated in Kampong Kiarong, a few kilometres from the capital, it was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of His Majesty’s accession to the throne. The Mosque was officially opened on a Thursday, 14 July,1994.

The fine artistry of the structure’s basic design as well as the interiors shows the meticulous attention to details and reveals the depth of the love that inspired the vision to build this splendid symbol of devotion to Islam . The stunning edifice with its artfully landscaped gardens and fountains that add to the serene ambience, is a memorable place to visit and certainly a must for visitors.

Jame Asr Mosque in Brunei

Fatima Mosque in Kuwait

Fatima Mosque in Kuwait

Fatima Mosque in Kuwait

Sheikha Fatima Mosque, the mosque located in the suburb of Abdullah Al-Salem is considered an architectural masterpiece radiate hope and faith, hangs throughout the year, especially with lights In the month of Ramadan to welcome thousands of worshipers, and remain a witness outstanding design and conical dome unique overlap of Islamic art.Fatima Mosque in Kuwait