A mosque (Masjid) is a holy place for Muslims where they worship the Almighty. A mosque is a place that brings together all the Muslims and unites them under the umbrella of Islam. Unlike in the worldly norms, no one is superior than or inferior to another person. Islam is a religion of peace, love kindness and equality, which can be experienced in a mosque. People build mosques and beautify them, showing the eternal Islamic architectures. There are uncountable mosques that are present throughout the world but some of them have made a notable mark in the history. Islam has been spread all around the world and has influenced different cultures. This article will tell you about the 5 different mosques around the world that every Muslim must try to visit and pray at least once.
There is no Muslim in the world who doesn’t crave to visit Masjid Al Haram in Mecca and Masjid Al Nabwi in Medina. They definitely come on top of the list and every Muslim should strive hard to make it to the two most sacred mosques ever. Let’s look at the list that we suggest to every Muslim to visit and pray in. We all love to travel for fun and exploring, how about traveling to a certain place for the sake of praying in the beautiful mosques.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei
Ruled by the Sultan, Brunei is one of the top tourist attractions in Asia. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is situated in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The mosque is a personification of modern Islamic architecture, built in 1958. As the name suggests, it is a royal mosque built on an artificial pond that lies on the banks of Brunei River. It is a combination of Mughal and iconic Italian styles. Surrounded by lush green trees and gardens, this mosque is a heavenly escape that you must add in the bucket list.
Shah Faisal Mosque, Pakistan
Did you know that Shah Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in South Asia and fourth largest in the world? Located in the capital city of Islamabad, the mosque was a gift presented to Pakistan by the King Shah Faisal of KSA and can accommodate more than 10,000 worshippers at once. It is an unconventional mosque with modern designs and Turkish architecture. Islamabad is coined as the second most beautiful capital city in the world, now we know one of the reasons for it.
Hassan II Mosque, Morocco
Completed in 1993, Hassan II Mosque is the tallest and the 7th largest mosque in the world. The Minaret is 60 stories high and the most fascinating part of the mosque is that it is topped with a laser light that points in the direction of Mecca. Another interesting development is the glass floor of the prayer halls giving a view of the sea bed. To top it all, it has a wide space for up to 105,000 visitors who can pray together. Would you want to be one of them?
Blue Mosque, Turkey
One of the famous mosques, the Blue mosque has been standing since the early 1600s in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built during and named after Sultan Ahmet’s rule. It is commonly known as the blue mosque because the inside walls are covered with blue tiles. It has become a famous tourist spot in Istanbul but closes for non-Muslims during prayer times. As beautiful and delicate as blue crystals, the experience of praying in this mosque is one of the greatest experiences.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE
UAE is one of the top tourist destinations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other places. Dubai and Abu Dhabi has never failed to surprise the world with their top of the line advancements and developments. You will find the world’s biggest shopping malls and tallest buildings. Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque is another exemplary work of the Arabs. Situated in Abu Dhabi, the mosque is yet another example of the delicate and contemporary Islamic architecture. It is open to everyone who wishes to explore and adore its artwork. The center of Friday prayers, this has to be your next priority to worship in.