September 22, 2023

Are You Ready to See the Most Popular Mosques in the World?

There is no doubt that architectural works are one of the elements comprising civilization. It is the factor giving important tips about its cultural history, national identity, thinking structure, and lifestyle. The mosques being the apple of the Islamic architecture’s eye are also attracting the attention of Muslims and everyone interested in the architecture with its strong constructions being a witness to history and owning the extraordinary samples of its decorative arts. Let us go on a trip to those mosques from all around the World.

1. Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Constructed in the early 17th century, one of Istanbul’s most iconic structures, the mosque was built by Ahmet I, who personally worked on its contraction. The mosque, also known as Blue Mosque, gets its nickname from the blue tiles adorning the interior.



2. Nasır Al Molk Mosque

The stained glass windows of Iran’s Nasır al Molk Mosque in Shiraz illuminate its Persian carpets with a kaleidoscope of patterned flecks of light. Since the mosque mainly has pink tiles, it is also called as Pink Mosque.


3. Istiqlal Mosque

To be a symbol of independence of Indonesia, the mosque is named Istiqlal. The mosque consists of 5 floors, and 300 thousand people can pray at the same time. Also, the mosque is used for seminars, conferences, exhibitions, and education beside praying. The mosque is the biggest mosque in South Eastern Asia and the fourth biggest one in the World.



4. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid, constructed in New Delhi during the Mughal Empire, is one of the country’s biggest mosques. The mosque, one of the most beautiful Indian-Islam architecture samples, is an important location for foreign tourists.



5. Sultan Hassan Mosque

The building, which has been used for both a school and a mosque for almost 300 years in Cairo, has the characteristics of a social complex with a triplet of mosque-madrasa-tomb. In the structure, seeing traces from Seljuk architecture is also possible.



6. Shah Mosque

One of the architects in the Safavid era in Esfahan, Iran and the most beautiful Iran mosques attracts attention with its magnificent muqarnases and gadroon. In the mosque, almost all the architectural constituents were ornamented with tiles.

7. National Mosque of Malaysia 

Başkent Kuala Lumpur’da inşa edilen Malezya Ulusal Camii, ülkenin sembol yapılarından biri.

8. Educaiton City Mosque

Education city built on a 14 square kilometer area in Doha is a city that incorporates different schools’ levels from primary and high school to universities. This mosque, attracting attention with the extraordinary architect and owing inner cover writing Quranic verses, reminds an airplane with its design. This mosque, where you can see stars when you look at the top of it, is elevated on five piers representing the five pillars of Islam.

9. Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque’s 210 meter-long minaret in Casablanca, Morocco has the characteristics of being
the tallest minaret in the World.




10. Ibn Tulun Mosque

This magnificent building, reflecting Egypt’s historical atmosphere and one of the strongest mosques, wholly consists of bricks. On its inscription, it is expressed that it was built in 876 by Ahmed b. Tolun is the Turkish governor of the Abbasid Empire. The name of the mosque has come from his name.



11. Süleymaniye Mosque

Being a symbol of the most magnificent times of the Ottoman Empire, Suleymaniye Mosque has the characteristics of a social complex by containing a mosque, madrasa, tomb, and hospitals. This imposing mosque, which emerged with the combination of the power of Suleiman the Magnificent and brilliance of the Architect Sinan, is the most stunning piece of Istanbul’s silhouette with its most iconic building of the empire and its location.


12. Great Mosque in Kairouan

It is known that laid the base of Tunisia the Great
Mosque ın Kairouan, which is found in the first Islamic
city in North Africa, has the characteristics of being
one of the early mosques in that region in 670. In this
way, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city.



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