A mosque is a place that is the most blessed, peaceful, and calming. People come to mosques to offer prayers and to listen to sermons of Islam. A mosque is an Islamic house of worship, the place where Muslims offer five times daily prayers and they can also say their prayers at home.
The list of the Top 10 mosques in the World is given below.
The Great Mosque of Mecca, also known as the Sacred Mosque and al-Haram Mosque, is the largest mosque in the world. Located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, it surrounds Islam’s most sacred site—the Kaaba. Muslims believe that this was where Abraham built his original house of worship around 3100 BCE.
The current building was constructed by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan and designed by Umayyad architect Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf during their reign from 685 to 715 CE. It has two minarets (pylons) on its eastern corners and a large courtyard with a total area of 356,800 square feet (33,000 square meters). The courtyard can accommodate 1 million worshippers at once; however, only around 100 million people are allowed entrance into the temple each year due to safety concerns related to crowd control issues such as stampedes or fires breaking out inside due to overcrowding during Hajj season which takes place annually between August 20 through September 10 every year!
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
- Built in 1609, this is one of the oldest and largest mosques in India.
- It’s also the largest mosque in the world by area. The space for worshippers can accommodate about 40,000 people at once.
- It’s also the largest mosque by capacity—more than 80,000 people can pray here at once!
- This huge building has a massive dome that is 66 feet (20 meters) high and 350 feet (106 meters) across. The dome is supported by four minarets that each measure more than 150 feet (46 meters).
The Badshahi Mosque, also known as the “Royal Mosque of Lahore,” is one of Pakistan’s most famous. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and has been a popular attraction since then. The mosque is located in Lahore, Pakistan, just north of the Walled City area and across from Minar-e-Pakistan. The Badshahi Mosque has a capacity of 25,000 people when all its sections are open at once; however, this large space can be divided into smaller sections for certain services or special events if needed. If you visit this mosque during Ramadan (the month when Muslims fast during daylight hours), you will see many people praying inside its large courtyard space or under one of its pavilions or domes—or even on top if they choose!
The centerpiece of this historic building is its gold-plated dome that shines brightly against blue skies during sunny days; it stands out even more so against gray clouds on rainy days!
Nasir Al Mulk Mosque
Nasir Al Mulk Mosque, Agra, India: This mosque is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was built by Akbar in 1648-50. It has a blend of Persian and Indian styles with red sandstone used for construction. The building is 53 m high and 55 m wide.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The mosque is the third largest in the world and also the largest mosque in all of the UAE. It was designed by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was also its founder, and took over ten years to build from 1996 to 2007. The site covers an area of 488,000 square meters (564 acres) and can hold up to 40,000 worshippers at any given time. With its capacity for so many people and its iconic architecture, it’s no wonder that this mosque is considered one of the most famous structures on Earth—it attracts about 3 million visitors every year!
Putrajaya mosque is the main mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia. It was built to commemorate the establishment of the Federal Territory of Putrajaya and officially opened on 21st May 2001. The construction started in 1993 and was completed in 1999. It is now the largest mosque in Malaysia with an area of 10,350 square meters which can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers at a time.
Qolsharif Mosque (Kazan Kremlin)
The Qolsharif Mosque, located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. It was built by Qolsharif Yassawi (1417–1470) in 1461–1472 as part of the Kazan Kremlin.
The mosque is the largest and most important mosque in Kazan. It is a large domed building that has lost its original ornamental tile decoration but has retained its basic layout and features intact. The unique feature of this mosque is its central dome which allows for light to enter from above through a large opening at the top of the dome called an oculus (opening).
Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan. It was built in 1986 and named after King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The mosque is located in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city. Designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, the mosque was built in a desert flower shape with marble and granite from Turkey.
Djinguereber Mosque, Mali
Djinguereber is a mosque located in the city of Timbuktu in Mali. This mosque was built in 1327 and is located on the west side of Djinguereber Square, which has one of the most important markets in town. This mosque is made out of mud, wood, and stone.
The Djinguereber Mosque was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 2nd, 1988 because it is considered to be “one of Africa’s finest architectural treasures”.
It took 110 years to complete this masterpiece due to constant wars during its construction period but every inch was worth it!
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (The Prophet’s Mosque)
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (The Prophet’s Mosque) is the second most important mosque in Islam. Located in Medina, Saudi Arabia, it is believed that Muhammad prayed here when he first arrived in the city. The mosque has been built upon the location where Muhammad was buried after his death and is considered to be the oldest mosque on earth.
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi is also known as “The Prophet’s Mosque” because it was built by Muhammad himself before his death. It remains one of the largest mosques in the world today with a capacity for more than 2 million people who visit each year from all over the world
the most beautiful and famous mosque in the world.
- The Great Mosque of Xi’an
The Great Mosque of Xi’an, also known as the Friday Mosque, is located in the city of Xi’an, China. It was established during the Tang Dynasty and has since undergone several renovations and extensions. The original building covers an area of 11 hectares (27 acres), making it one of the largest mosques in China and indeed in all Asia. It is also recognized as one of the oldest mosques in existence, with some sources claiming that it dates back to 651 CE – making it over 1,200 years old!
- Ibn Tulun Mosque
Located on Sayyidna al-Hussein Square in Cairo’s historic Islamic district Darb Al Asfar (the Street of Colors), this mosque was built between 876-883 CE under Caliph Ahmad ibn Tulun as part of his palace complex; construction was completed within three years by over 3,000 artisans working on site daily plus countless other laborers who supplied materials and equipment needed for construction efforts; today it stands at 91 meters high with six minarets each rising 77 meters into sky above ground level while second floor balcony offers excellent views both inside courtyard itself but also out onto surrounding area
The most important thing to remember is that your journey is just beginning. These are the top ten mosques in the world, but there are so many more. There’s no right or wrong way to discover them—it could be by reading this list again and again like I did as a kid, or it could be through some other medium entirely (like listening to podcasts!). But my hope is that at least one of these mosques will inspire you to travel and explore the world with open eyes.