This Mosque Looks Like it’s From Another Planet

This Mosque looks like it’s from another planet but in fact, it’s located in Qatar’s Education City.

From outside it looks like as if it’s a space ship which has just landed.


Photo: Peter Gould


And its minarets rise high into the air slanted towards Makkah – the direction of prayer for Muslims worldwide.

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Photo: Qatar Foundation

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Photo: Qatar Foundation

The courtyard in the centre of the Masjid is decorated with calligraphy and geometric patterns.

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Photo: Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies

The mosque has five pillars which represent the five pillars of Islam around which four streams flow. The four streams represent the four rivers in heaven – of wine, milk, honey and water.


Photo: Chantelle D’mello

Inside, there are prayer facilities for men below and spaces for women in the gallery above – the Mosque has a capacity of 1,800 people. Qur’anic verses line the centre of the ceiling which lead to the Mihrab – a feature that is found in traditional Mosque designs.

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Photo: Marhaba Qatar

A unique feature is the lighting which are emitted from triangular openings of different sizes. For worshipers, it is as though they are praying under the stars!


Photo: Chantelle D’mello


Photo: Chantelle D’mello

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Photo: Chantelle D’mello

The Mihrab features a golden texture and a Qur’anic ayah which translates as:

“So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer].” 2:144

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Photo: Chantelle D’mello

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