A mosque is a place where Muslims get together not just to offer Salat (Prayer), but is also the source for information, education, community building & also to settle local issues.Mosques have a great role in the history of spreading Islam. Preachings of Islam were first made through these mosques.
Top 5 Beautiful Mosques around the world:
There are a number of most beautiful mosques around the world, which differ in size and architect, but all of them have the same purpose.
1- Masjid Al Haram:
Masjid Al-Haram is the largest Mosque of the world. It is in the Holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims from all over the world come together to perform Hajj. Its foundations were laid by Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazrat Ismael (A.S).
As of today, after many changing, This mosque can hold up to 900,000 worshipers at a time. Total covered area, including outdoor area is more than 88 acres.
Abdul Rahman Al Sudais is the current chief Imam and President of Haramain. It is administrated by the Saudi Government. The mosque has 9 minarets. Each minaret has a height of almost 295 feet.
2- Masjid Al-Nabwi
Masjid Al-Nabwi is the second largest mosque in the world. It is also the rest place of The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).
More than 700,000 worshipers can pray at the same time. Masjid Al-Nabwi covers the area of 400,000 Square Meter. This mosque is famous for its Green tomb. Saudi government also administers this mosque.
Masjid Al-Nabwi has 10 minarets. Each minaret has the height of 105 meters. Abdur Rahman Al Huthaify is the current Imam of Masjid Al-Nabwi.
3- Imam Reza Mosque
This Mosque is situated in Mashad, Iran. This mosque follows the Shia traditions. This mosque is administrated by Astan Quds Razavi.
Masjid Imam Reza can hold up to 500,000 worshipers. It has 8 Minarets and each minaret is 41 meters in height.Current Imam of Masjid Imam Reza is Ahmad Alamolhuda. This mosque was first established in 818 AD.
4- Istiqlal Mosque
Istiqlal Mosque, this mosque is situated in Jakarta, Indonesia. It follows the Sunni traditions of Islam. It is administrated by the ministry of religious affairs of the Indonesian Republic.
Current Imam of Masjid Istiqlal is Professor Dr. Kyai Haji Nasaruddin. According to architectural style, this mosque has international design. It is designed by Frederich Silaban. This mosque was first established in 1978, and renovated in 1999. It has 2 domes and 1 minaret. The DIA of the dome is 45 meters and height of its minaret is 317 feet.
The current Imam of this mosque is Al Haaj Syarifuddin Muhammad, who was also the former chairman of the Indonesian Hafiz Association.
5- Hassan II Mosque
This beautiful mosque is situated in Casablanca, Morocco, at the bank of the Atlantic Ocean.It was built in the year 1993 and opened for worshipers since then.
This mosque has an Arab-Andalusian/Moorish architectural design and it was designed by Michel Pinseau, a French architect. A total of 105,000 worshipers can offer prayer at a time.
This mosque has one dome and one minaret. The height of its minaret in 690 feet and it is considered to be the highest minaret of any mosque around the world.