5 Most Beautiful Mosques Around the World
Stunning Mosques Around the World
If you’re planning to visiting the most beautiful Mosques around the world, then here's the list of 5 most beautiful Mosques you really need to visit.
Mosques are the holy places for Muslim worshipers to gather and pray. Muslims visit a Mosque 5 times a day to offer their prayers. While the Mosques hold a vital importance to Muslims, many of them also attract a large number of Non-Muslims due to their beautiful aesthetics.
Mosques: The House of Allah
Mosques have been built in every era since Islam started to enlighten people around the world. A Mosque is known as the “House of Allah” and therefore Muslims take every measure possible to design their Mosques with utmost serenity and pleasure. Many of the Islamic emperors took personal interest in designing and building the most beautiful Mosques in the world. Such as the famous “Blue Mosque” in Istanbul, Turkey was built by Sultan Ahmad I in 1616.
So, without making you wait, let’s us discover 5 of the most beautiful Mosques around the world for you to visit and explore the Islamic values and architecture.
Mosque #1 Aqsunqur Mosque
Aqsunque Mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt. It was built in 1347 by the order of Ameer Shams ud din Aqsunqur. The Mosque also houses the graves of the Ameer and his sons.
The Mosque clearly depicts the dominating Ottomon Architecture and is covered with most beautiful tiles inside. It gives you an awe-inspiring feel when you’re inside the Mosque. It has 5 domes and 1 Minaret (source: Prayetimenyc) It is also known as Blue Mosque around the world and if someone refers to it with the name, don’t be confused.
Mosque #2 Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
If you simply go to Google and search for “Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque” right now, believe me, you’ll simply be amazed by the look of it.
It is known as the Architectural Masterpieces of Iran built during the Safavid Empire in 1619 just 3 years later to the “Sultan Ahmad I Mosque” in Istanbul, turkey. The Mosque is decorated with some of the best and most beautiful mosaic tiles from the era.
The tiles also change their color when sunlight is reflected on them. You’ll be sure to be amazed at the breathtaking sight.
Mosque #3 Ubudiah Mosque
Ubudiah Mosque is located in Malaysia and is known to stand among the most beautiful Mosques in Malaysia. It was built on the orders of Sultan Idris (started in 1913). However, Sultan died before opening the Mosque and thus it was opened to worshipers by his successor.
It has four Minarets and many domes. The domes are gold in color and the floors are made with red and white marble.
Mosque #4 Wazir Khan Mosque
Wazir Khan Mosque is located in Lahore, Pakistan and tourists who have visited this sacred Mosque admire the breath-taking beauty of it.
Wazir Khan Mosque is one of the largest Mosques in Pakistan and was built on the orders of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (also known for Taj Mahal and Jamia Mosque in India) in 1700.
If you ever get a chance to visit Pakistan, visiting this Mosque should be on your checklist.
Mosque #5 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE and the largest Mosque in the country. It can hold up to 41000 visitors on special occasions such as Eid (the holy event of Muslims)
You might be amazed to learn that the Mosque has 82 domes. However, not all of them are of same size. It took 12 years and thousands of artisans to complete this splendid Grand Mosque. The white structure and the floors covered with beautiful inscriptions glorify the awe of the Mosque. There is no entry fee and everyone is welcome to visit the Mosque.