Mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. Any act of worship that follows the Islamic rules of prayer can be said to create a mosque, whether or not it takes place in a special building. Informal and open-air places of worship are called musalla, while mosques used for communal prayer on Fridays are known as jāmiʿ. Mosque buildings typically contain an ornamental niche (mihrab) set into the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca (qiblah), ablution facilities and minarets from which calls to prayer are issued.
However, there are lots of mosques from all around the world but in this article we will be talking on the top seven most beautiful mosques. Here they are below;
1. The Holy Mosque/al-Haram Mosque, Mecca
This is the largest and probably most recognizable mosque on Earth. It is also the holiest site in Islam. The Holy Mosque can accommodate up to two million people during Hajj. That’s awesome, considering a regular football stadium can fit maybe a hundred thousand? It’s absolutely massive.
2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Unlike the Holy Mosque, this one can only fit about 40,000 people, but that’s still a ton. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque also looks much better, and, apparently, it has the world’s largest carpet.
3. Dome of the Rock Mosque, Jerusalem
Dome of the Rock is located in Old Jerusalem in a place the locals call the Temple Mount. The legend says that under the Dome lies the spot from where prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven.
4. Hassan II Mosque/Grande Mosquée Hassan II, Casablanca
Wanna know why this mosque is so vertical? There’s a powerful laser at the top, that points across the sea towards Mecca. Maybe if the Earth was flat it would work, but sadly she’s got curves, and that laser probably misses the spot. Still, the building looks amazing!
5. Sultan Ahmed Mosque/The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Better known in the world as the “Blue Mosque”, got its name from the 20-something thousands of blue ceramic tiles covering the insides of the walls. Looks cool!
6. Qolsharif Mosque, Russia
This big boy was built over 400 years ago, just to be smashed to pieces by Ivan the Terrible. Nearly 400 years later, in 1996, it was fully rebuilt.
7. Nasir al Mulk, Shiraz
This mosque has one of the most unforgettable features the human eye can detect – wonderful colors! If you happen to be inside when the morning rays hit the stained-glass windows, you’ll feel as if you’re in some kind of a fairy tale.