Obviously no one in this world would be unfamiliar with the word “Mosque”. Whether they are Muslims or Non Muslims, everyone knows well about it. The place where Muslims offer their pray in-front of the Great Allah Almighty. The worshipping spot inaugurated by Allah Almighty at the beginning of this universe. Huge numbers of beautiful and large mosques are there in the world in different countries. The top 10 biggest mosques in the world are listed below along with their location and total worshipper accommodation.
1. Masjid Al Haram (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
The most famous and largest mosque in the world, the Masjid Al Haram is situated in the Holy city of Mecca in KSA. Covering 88.2 acres of land area, the grand mosque can accommodate 2 million worshippers especially at the event of annual Hajj (Holy Islamic Event). This is termed as the biggest “Holy Spot” in the world and will remain even after the doomsday.
2. Imam Raza (R.A) Shrine (Mashhad, Iraq)
Covering about 267,079 (meter square) land area, the shrine of Imam Raza (R.A) is the second biggest mosque in the world which has the accommodation facility of around 7,00,000 religious worshippers. The followers of Imam Raza (R.A) mostly offer their Holy prayers there in millions of numbers every year. The infrastructure includes an art gallery, graveyard, 4 seminaries, Razavi School of Islamic Sciences, wide prayer spots, cusine spot for the pilgrims and various other structures.
3. Al Masjid Al Nabawi (Madina, Saudi Arabia)
Globally known as the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W)’s mosque, the Masjid AL Nabawi is situated in the Holy city of Madina in KSA. The natural green dome of the mosque being the global recognition of it, the accommodation capacity counts up to 10, 00,000 Muslims. Covering 4,00,5000 meters square of land area, the Holy mosque Masjid Al Nabawi is the best place for the spiritual and mental purification. Possessing its own natural beauty and worth, this biggest mosque is the only reason why Allah created this whole universe.
4. Istiqlal Mosque (Jakarta, Indonesia)
The largest one in South East Asia, Istiqlal mosque is located in the capital city of Indonesia. With the total land area of 95,000 meter square, the mosque is large enough to accommodate a total of 1, 20,000 worshippers. Constructed especially to honor the freedom of Indonesia, the Masjid Istiqlal has its beauty and charm which will be eternal till the end of the world.
5. The Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca, Morocco)
Situated in Casablanca at the sea shore, the Hassan II Mosque has the highest minaret in the world. It has Stretched over 90,000 meters square of area which is largest enough to accumulate 105,000 worshippers at one holy place. The unique design was created by Bouygues whereas the French architect Michel Pinseau used Bouygues’s created design. Being among the significant and beautiful one, The Hassan II mosque is at number 5.
6. Faisal Mosque (Islamabad, Pakistan)
The Faisal mosque is situated in the northern area of the capital city is the most famous one in Pakistan. Completed in 1986, this grand masjid covers 43,295 meters square land area while giving the worshipping opportunity to 3, 00,000 Muslims. The beautiful design, infrastructure and charm clearly displays the global worth of Faisal Mosque.
7. Grand Masjid of Bahria Town (Lahore, Pakistan)
The wealthiest Pakistani personality, Mr. Malik Riaz inaugurated this one of the country’s largest mosque in his personally owned Bahria Town in Lahore. He laid its foundation after getting inspired from the Badshahi Mosque (Near the Pakistan Monument). It can accommodate 25,000 worshippers in the indoor area whereas 70,000 in the outer courtyard and corridor. It is one achievement for Malik Riaz as this grand mosque has been ranked at 7th in the world ranking.
8. Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Inaugurated by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the huge mosque situated in Abu Dhabi is stretched over 22,000 meters square land area with the worshipping capacity of 40,000 Muslims. The beautiful structure and color scheme chosen to build it is one attractive aspect about it which makes it being the 8th biggest mosque in the world.
9. Jama Masjid (Delhi, India)
Being historically significant and famous, the Jama Masjid located in Delhi was built in the reign of Mughal Emperors. The globally renowned Mugal Emperor, Shah Jahan laid the design of the mosque. It has the accommodation for 25,000 worshippers at a time in a wide courtyard. Besides that, the mosque also homes several historical artifacts.
10. Baitul Mukarram (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Completed in 1968, the grand Baitul Mukarram mosque is situated in the capital city, Dhaka. Spread around 21,000 meters square area, Baitual Mukarram allows the 40,000 worshippers to offer their prayers to Allah Almighty.
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