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Is This the Most Beautiful Mosque in the USA?

The Diyanet Centre of America has been described as the most beautiful Mosque in the United States. The Mosque, located in Maryland cost $100,000,000 to build and was funded by the Turkish government.

The mosque complex also has underground parking facilities, a banquet hall, exhibition center, swimming pool, gym and even a Turkish style hammam (bath).

Here are some photos:

The mosque looks like something you’d find in Turkey.


The doors open up into a courtyard, a feature of Ottoman-era mosques around the world.

Through Door

In there centre is a place for ablution.


courtyard 2

Two minarets rise high into the sky.


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Along with the minarets, a large central dome gives the mosque a distinct look.


Inside, the mosque is decorated with Turkish tiles and Qur’anic calligraphy.


A minbar (pulpit) stands near the Imam’s prayer area where sermons are delivered on Fridays.


The inner dome has Surah Ikhlas (chapter of sincerity) written in gold in a calligraphic style.

inner dome christarcole

Photo: @christarcole

The mosque at night:

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Photo: Haderbd

What do you think? Is this the most beautiful mosque in the USA?

Photos courtesy of: Diyanet Islamic Centre

By Rafiq ibn Jubair

Written by Rafiq ibn Jubair

Rafiq ibn Jubair is the founder and Director of IlmFeed. He is a graphic designer and digital marketing specialist by profession. Rafiq is also a graduate of the Islamic Sciences and has Ijazas (formal authorisation) in Hadith, Tafsir and Fiqh amongst other subjects.

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