97 Beautiful Examples of Islamic Architecture: Masjid around the world

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November 10, 2010ShowCases7 Comments

Masjid is holy place for Muslims. Muslims all around the world worship in Holy Place Masjid and pray five times in a day. A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Muslims often refer to the mosque by its Arabic name. The beauty of a Mosque’s architecture is often breathtaking. Today Here we have gathered 97 most beautiful Masjid representing Islamic Culture around the World.

The architecture of the Muslim world or Islamic architecture, highly diverse but unified by climate, culture, and a love of geometric and arabesque ornament, as well as by the mobility of ideas, artisans, and architects throughout the region.

Tips for visiting masjid: Some masjid’s do not admit non-Muslims into the buildings, but most of those listed below do allow tourists to enjoy their sacred spaces and beautiful interiors. Visiting is only permitted outside of prayer times. Modest dress is required for both men and women and women must cover their heads. Wraps are provided when deemed necessary by mosque officials. If it often necessary for visitors to remove their shoes at the entrance. Some mosques can be cold in the winter, so consider warm socks! Even outside the designated prayer times, one will usually find a few Muslims performing prayers in the mosque. Be quiet and respectful, and try not to walk in front of them (some Muslims feel that would imply they are bowing down before a person instead of God).

Masjid Al Haram in Makkah – Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Entrance – Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Nightfall- Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Front – Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem – Palastine

Badshahi Mosque in Lahore – Pakistan

Abu Derwish Mosque in Amman – Jordan

Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo – Egypt

Al Zulfa Mosque in Seeb – Oman

Blue Mosque in Herat -  Afghanistan

Auburn Mosque in Sydney – Australia

Al Fateh Mosque in Manama – Bahrain

Tzisdarakis Mosque in Monastiraki – Greece

Zahra Mosque in Kuwait

courtyard – Wilayah Persekutuan Mosque in Malaysia

Wazir Khan’s Mosque in Lahore – Pakistan

Wadi Al Husein Mosque in Talomano Narathiwat – Thailand

Umayyad Mosque in Damascus – Syria

Ubidiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar – Malaysia

Tin Mal mosque – Morocco

The Roman Mosque – Italy

The Floating Mosque in Penang – Malaysia

Tatar Mosque in Constanta – Romania

Taj Mahal Mosque in Agra – India

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat -  Oman (arch)

Sultan Mosque – Singapore

Sultan Hasan Mosque in Cairo – Egypt

Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul – Turkey

Sultan Ahmed Fountain in Istanbul – Turkey

Suleiman Mosque in Istanbul – Turkey (view to Bosphorus)

Souq Waqif Culture Mosque in Doha – Qatar

Soofie Mosque in Ladysmith – South Africa

Sinan Pasha Mosque in Prizren – Kosovo

Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Abu Dhabi – UAE

ehitlik Mosque in Berlin – Germany

Shakhi Zindeh Mosque in Samarkand – Uzbekistan

Shah Jehan Mosque in Thatta – Pakistan

Selong Great Mosque in Lombok – Indonesia

Sehzade Mosque in Istanbul – Turkey

Sayyeda Zeinab Mosque in Damascus – Syria

Saparmurad Hajji Mosque in Ashgabat – Turkmenistan

Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu – Mali

Mosque in Saint Petersburg- Russia

Sabanci Mosque in Adana – Turkey

Sabah State Mosque in Kota Kinabalu – Malaysia

Rustem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul – Turkey

Mosque in Ethiopia

Mosque in El Paso – USA

Mosque in Chipata – Zambia

Mosque in Brazil

Mosque in Bobo Dioulasso – Burkina Faso

Mosque in Akhaltsikhe – Georgia

MOAB Mosque in Baghdad – Iraq

Mesjid Raya in Makassar – Indonesia

Mecca Mosque in Hyderabad – India

Mosque in Mazare Shareef – Afghanistan

Mawlana Mosque in Rotterdam – Netherlands

Mawlana Mosque in Konya – Turkey

Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Masjid An Nour Mosque in Preston – England

Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah – Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Kabir in Kuwait

Manjali Mosque in Atyrau – Kazakhstan

Larabanga Mosque – Ghana

La Mesquita de Palermo in Buenos Aires – Argentina

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia

Koutoubia Mosque in Marakesh – Morocco

Klang Mosque in Malaysia

Kipchak Mosque in Ashgabat – Turkmenistan

Kalon Mosque in Bukhara – Uzbekistan

Jummah Mosque – Mauritius

Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai – UAE

Jamie Asr Mosque in Brunei

Jamia Masjid in Las Vegas – USA

Jameh Mosque in Isfahan – Iran

Jama Mosque in New Delhi – India

Islamic Center – Toledo

Imam Mosque in Isfahan – Iran

Hui Mosque in Ningxia – China

Hsipaw Mosque – Burma

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – Morocco

Haji Ali Mosque in Mumbai – India

Hadhrat Khidir Mosque in Samarkand – Uzbekistan

Great Mosque in Xian – China

Great Mosque in Touba – Senegal

Great Mosque in Medan – Indonesia

Fatma Mosque in Kuwait

Faisal Mosque in Lahore – Pakistan

Cyristal Mosque in Kuala Terengganu – Malaysia

Central Mosque in Seoul – South Korea

Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia – Bulgaria

Azadi Mosque in Ashgabat – Turkmenistan

Al Fidos Mosque in Baghdad – Iraq

7 Responses to “97 Beautiful Examples of Islamic Architecture: Masjid around the world”
  1. George Birbilis

    beautiful… note that the Turkish and Romanian ones seem to be influenced a lot by Byzantine Orthodox churches’ architecture

    btw, there are two photos with two different legends (UAE)

  2. admin

    yes you are right, let me replace the images.

  3. Ahmad

    Very beautiful collection Please dont call” Masged
    ‘ Mosques this word need to be eliminated

  4. admin

    Ahmed, I have type in names as used in the same country. in General we use Masjid. Let me know which image so I can rectify error

  5. Lets Go Minibuses

    Absolutely Amazing and Beautiful Mosques.

  6. Sawai

    This is beautiful but i want to correct you about the Faisal Mosque; its not in Lahore Pakistan but its in Islamabad Pakistan.

  7. admin

    I know but where I mentioned Faisal Mosque is in Lahore. As I am from Lahore ;) who knows better than me

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