Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Top 10 Most Beautiful Mosques in The World

                              Here’s a list of most beautiful mosques in the world.
                                  Mosques is place for praying for Muslim. Usually
                      mosques was built in the countries with lot of Muslim population.
                 It means that those beautiful mosques is located in those countries.
                The criteria of these chosen mosques are based on the large of area,
                               history, facilities and functionality of those mosques.
                         Let’s take a look at those most beautiful mosques in the world

1. Al Haram Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia:

Al Haram mosque is the largest mosque in the world.
The mosque located in the city of Mecca, around the Ka’aba,
where Muslims pray toward it. The mosque is considered
the holiest place on Earth by Muslims. The mosque is also
known as the biggest Mosque. Current structure covers
an area of 400,800 square meters (99.0 acres), including
outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate
up to 4 million people during the period of the Hajj,
one of the largest annual worship of the Muslim in the world.


2. Al Nabawi Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Al-Nabawi mosque is the second holiest mosque in Islam and
the second largest mosque in the world after the al-Haram mosque
in Mecca. One of the most important place of this mosque is
Green Dome (the center of the mosque), where the tomb of
the Prophet Muhammad is located. It is not unknown when
the green dome was built but a manuscript dating to
the early 12th century explain about the dome.

3. Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Al-Aqsa Mosque ( mean the farthest mosque), also known as Al-Aqsa,
 is an Islamic shrine in the old city of Jerusalme. In the mosque itself
is part of Al-Haram ash-Sharif or “Sacred Noble Sanctuary”
(together with the Dome of the Rock), a site which is also
known as Temple Mount as the holiest site in Judaism,
because it is believed to be The Temple of Jerusalem once stood.
The mosque is widely regarded as the third holiest site in Islam.
Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported
from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Mosque
during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition states that
Muhammad led prayers toward this mosque until
the seventeenth month after the emigration,
when God ordered him to turn to the Ka’aba.

4) Zahir mosque Kedah Malaysia:

The mosque was built in 1912, funded by Tunku Mahmud,
son of the Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah. This mosque is
the tomb of Kedah warriors who had died while defending Kedah
from Siam in 1821. The architecture from the mosque inspired
by AZIZI Mosque in the city of Langkat in north Sumatra, Indonesia.
 The mosque was founded with five large domes symbolizing
the five main principles of Islam.

5) Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque:
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is the royal mosque for
Brunei Sultanate located in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of
the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque is classified as one of
the most spectacular mosques in the Asia Pacific region and
become a major attraction for tourists. Sultan
Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is considered amongst
the people of Brunei as a landmark of their country.
6. Taj’ul Mosque, Bhopal, India:
                          Taj’ul mosque, is a mosque located in Bhopal, India.
                                    This is one of the largest mosques in Asia.
                         This mosque is also used as a madrasa (Islamic school)
                          in the afternoon.

7. Baiturrahman Mosque, Banda Aceh, Indonesia:

               Baiturrahman Mosque is a mosque located in downtown of
               Banda Aceh, Indonesia. This mosque is a mosque that formerly
               was a mosque of the Sultanate of Aceh.

            When the Dutch attacked the city of Banda Aceh in 1873,
            the mosque was burned, and the Netherlands rebuild a mosque
            as its successor. This single-domed mosque can be completed
            on December 27, 1883. This mosque further extended to
            3 dome in 1935.
          And lastly expanded again into 5 domes in 1959 to 1968.

       This mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Indonesia,
       which has a nice shape, carving an attractive, spacious yard and
       was very cool when was in the room of the mosque.

8. Sultan Mosque, Singapore:

        Sultan Mosque, located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road
      in Kampong Glam Rochor District in Singapore is still considered
              one of the most important mosque in Singapore.

    Sultan mosque has stayed essentially unchanged since it was built,
       only with improvements made to the main hall in 1960 and
       annex added in 1993. It set as a national monument on
       March 14th 1975.

9. Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan :

                 Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is the biggest mosque in south east
                  and southern Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world.
                  It was the largest mosque in the world of 1986-1993 before
              defeated measure by the completion of the Mosque of Hassan II
           in Casablanca, Morocco and after the expansion of Masjid Al-Haram
                       (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi
                     (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia in the 1990s.

10. Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Dhaka City, Bangladesh:
  This mosque is the National Mosque of Bangladesh.
          Located in the heart of Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh,
          This mosque was founded in the 1960s.

has a capacity of 30,000 people, this mosque is
    The top 10 biggest mosque in the world, but still this mosque is
 too full for Muslim worship there. Because of this,
Bangladesh government has decided to add more area for the mosque.