Top 20 Most Largest Mosque In The World
1. Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia:
The ever great mosque and Holy place Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in entire world. It is situated in the Holy city of Mecca and encircled the Kaaba Shareef. All the Muslims from every corner of the world turn over here and do their daily worships. It is all better recognized as the Grand Mosque. It has capacity to accommodate up to four million Muslim having area of 4,008,020 square meters (990.40 acres), it happens usually during the Hajj period which is also one of the largest gathering ever been in whole world.
2. Al-Masjid al_Nabawi:
It is also well recognized as the Prophet’s Mosque which is located in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is well respected by both caste Shia and Sunni Muslims as It was the last place where our beloved Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) took rest, and it is second holiest place after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and also termed as the second largest mosque in the world.
3. Imam Reza Shrine:
It is the third largest mosque in the world which contains the tomb of Imam Ridha who was the 8th Imam of Twelver Shias which is located in the city of Mashhad, Iran. Poles apart from the tomb, it also possess the Goharshad Mosque, museum, library, four seminaries, graveyard, The Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, a dinning hall for pilgrims, huge prayer halls, and varieties of other sorts of buildings and monuments.
4. Istiqlal Mosque:
It is the largest mosque in South-east Asia and number four largest mosque in the world considering the capacity to accommodate people that are located in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is also refer as the national mosque for Indonesia because they commemorate their independence by gathering in this place in order to take God’s blessings, and it is reason why it is named as “Istiqlal” which is literally meant in English word as “Independence”
5. The Hassan II Mosque:
It is designed by a Frensh architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues which is the fifth largest mosque in the world located in the city of Casablanca, Morocco. The outlook given to it resembles to the Atlantic and has capacity to accommodate 25,000 worshipers at a time which looks quite awful at a enormous glass floor. However, considering outer space adjoined to it could also be used as to accommodate more worshipers up to 80,000 which come to total of 105,000 worshipers. The unique and recognition point of this is Its minaret, which is the tallest minaret in entire world having length of 210m (689 ft).
6. Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan:
The great and unique mosque, Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and placed at 6th spot in the list of largest mosque in the world. However, it was considered as the largest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993, but later on It was overtaken by the development of the Masjid al-Haram and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi. Except this, on completion of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, it came to number 6th spot in the list. It is considered as the National Mosque of Pakistan, having area of 5,000 square meters (54,000 ft) and could accommodate 300,000 worshipers comfortably.
7. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan:
It is also well known as the “Emperor’s Mosque” in foreign language is the 2nd largest mosque in the Pakistan and in South Asia as well. It greatly the typify the beauty, passion and majesty of the Mughal era; it is one of the famous site and tourist place in Lahore which attracts huge figure of people. It has the capacity to accommodate a total of 110,000 worshipers at a time in its main hall, courtyard and entry.
8. Sheikh Zayed Mosque:
It is termed as the largest mosque in U.A.E and number 8th largest mosque in entire world. It was like a dedication to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was the founder and first President of the U.A.E, buried in the same place. It was unlocked in the Holy Islamic month of Ramadan in the year of 2007.
9. Jama Masjid, Delhi, India:
It is well known and very old since it was built in the year of 1656 AD developed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the wonder place, Taj Mahal in the same country, India. It is named as Jama Masjid because all the Muslim community over there offered congregational Friday Noon prayer, Jummah. It has capacity to accommodate 25,000 worshipers.
10. Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh:
It was built and developed in last century during the 1960s decade located in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka, also known as the National Mosque of Bangladesh. It has capacity to easily hold up to 30,000 worshipers at a moment. However, government is planning to extend its area which would accommodate up to 40,000 worshipers than as Muslims getting overloaded during the holy month of Ramadan.
11. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman:
This great mosque was built in the year of 1992 in Oman and has also nominated in a competition for its design after one year of its opening in 1993. It took a complete figure of six years and four months to get a finished work which was under supervision by Carillion Alawi LLC. More technically, 300,000 tones of Indian sandstone were used to build this ever great mosque. The main square hall comprises of 74.4 x 74.4 meters with beautiful dome at a height of 50 meters from a surface.
12. Id Kah Mosque, China:
This well named mosque is situated in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442; which is a largest in its country and number twelfth in whole globe. Since Friday is a Holy day for Muslims, so it is crowded nearly 10,000 worshipers every Friday while it has capacity to accommodate 20,000 figure of people.
13. Masjid Negara, Malaysia:
This very beautiful and awful mosque is located in Kaula Lampur and taken as the National mosque of Malaysia. It can easily accommodate 15,000 of crown quite easily and consists of 13 acres of area. The design for this mosque was designed by a small team comprises of three personas from UK, architect Howard Ashley, and Malaysians Hisham Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim. This awful mosque is greatly known for its design and architect.
14. Masjid-e-Aqsa Rabwah, Pakistan:
It is the largest mosque for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community merely which is inaugurated right on 31st of March, 1972. It has capacity to accommodate about 12,000 worshipers. It took 6 years in completion as Mirza Nasir Ahmad laid the foundation specifically on 28th of October in 1966 for the Masjid-e-Aqsa.
15. Baitul Futuh Mosque:
It is the largest mosque in Western Europe consists of 5.2 acres that can accommodate approximately 10,000 worshipers. It was completely financed by Ahmadiyya Muslim community which is located in the south-west of London, Morden.
16. Gronzy Central Dome Mosque:
This beautiful mosque is officially named as Akhmad Kadyrov Grozny Central Dome Mosque in the capital city of Chechnya, Grozny; and put up with the name of Akhmad Kadyrov. The design for this mosque is greatly inspire from the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It was recently inaugurated right on 16th of October, 2008 in participation with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. It is listed in one of the biggest mosque in Europe which can accommodate about 10,000 of worshipers.
17. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul:
This historical mosque was built in time period of 1609 to 1616 during the ruling era of Ahmed I (from 1453-1923). It is also well recognized as Blue Mosque as it has been designed with beautiful blue tiles that really look adorable. As many of the largest mosques have tomb of their own founder, Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also the tomb of its founder.
18. Al Fateh Mosque:
It is also well known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque which is capable enough to easily accommodate about 7,000 of crowd at a moment. It is situated in the capital city of Bahrain, Manama. It is near by the Royal Bahraini Palace which is the residence of the King of Bahrain Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa. The unique element of it is that the dome is purely built of fiberglass.
Masjid-e-Tooba which is also simply refers as Tooba Masjid which is located in the largest city of Pakistan, Karachi. However, it is also known as Gol Masjid locally. This beautiful mosque was built in 1969 in the location of Defense Housing Society, Karachi. It is usually nominated as the largest mosque having largest solitary dome in the world. The dome of the mosque is 72 meters in diameter with no supporting and central pillars. It has only one minaret of 70 meters of height. The main hall of the mosque can easily accommodate 5,000 worshipers. The unique factor is a person speaking at one end of the dome’s hall can be heard clearly at the other end. This beautiful designed was proposed by Pakistani architect Dr Babar Hamid Chauhan.
20. Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem:
Al-aqsa is an Islamic Holy place which is located in the old city of Jerusalem. This mosque is also usually referred as al-Haram ash_Sharif or “Sacred Noble Sanctuary” which is the Holy spot in Judaism. Apart from al-Haram and Masjid Nabawi, it is taken as the third holiest spot in Islam as Muslims community believes that the Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) was transported from al-Haram Mosque to al-Aqsa when He was on a “Night Journey”. According to historical epic of Islam that at initially stages Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) was offering prayers towards this site of al-Aqsa but later on Allah (GOD) ordered Him to follow Ka’aba direction from now.