A mosque is generally a very symbolic place for a Muslim, being a humble way for Muslims to recreate pure divine presence on earth.
The primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer. We have sampled six of the most beautiful mosques in the world for your reading pleasure.
1. The Holy Mosque/al-Haram Mosque, Mecca
No other mosque in the world is well-known than this mosque. It is found in Mecca, the headquarters of the Islamic religion. It is the biggest mosque on Earth. The Holy Mosque can hold up to 2,000,000 individuals during Hajj.
2. Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
This is found in the United Arab Emirates, precisely Abu Dhabi. It can contain up to 40,000 people. Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque additionally looks much better, and, evidently, it has the world’s biggest floor covering.
3. Hassan II Mosque/Grande Mosquée Hassan II, Casablanca
It is the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s second tallest minaret at 210 metres. It was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau who had lived in Morocco and was constructed by the civil engineering group Bouygues. Work commenced on July 12, 1986, and was conducted over a seven-year period. Construction was scheduled to be completed in 1989 ready for Hassan II’s 60th birthday.
4. Qolsharif Mosque, Russia
This Mosque is located in Kazan Kremlin, and when it was built, it was one of the largest mosques in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul. It was built over 400 years ago, however, it was destroyed by Ivan the Terrible. But, 400, years later, it was rebuilt one more time.
5. The Great Mosque Of Xi’an, China
This mosque is located in an unfamiliar location – China. It is the largest mosque in China. It was first built in the year 742 AD. An active place of worship within Xi’an Muslim Quarter, this courtyard complex is also a popular tourist site. The majority of the mosque was built during the early Ming dynasty.
6. The Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain
This is one of the oldest mosques still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia including most of Spain, Portugal, and a small section of Southern France) in the late 8th century.