The word ‘Mosque’ was derived from the Arabic word ‘Masjid’, meaning a place of worship for Islamic followers. To this day, the beauty and rich history of these sacred places continue to inspire visitors. Below are 5 stunning mosques from all over the world: Top 5 Richest Churches In Nigeria
1. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The spectacular Sheikh Zayed mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Its courtyard has 82 domes, 1000 columns, 24 carat gold glided chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet which will take your breath away. The mosque is decorated with Greek and Italian marble. During Eid, it may be visited by more than 41,000 people. The mosque was completed on 20th, December 2007. It was estimated that the this mosque cost 2 billion dirhams($545 million). How the UAE is Making History With Its First Mission to Mars
2. Putra Mosque
Next to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s stands the beautiful Putra Mosque. Completed in 1999, the Putra Mosque was crafted with unique with rose-tinted granite and can host more than 10,000 worshippers at a time. It has three main functional areas: the prayer hall, the courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The Putra Mosque is the most stunning mosque of the country and is one of the top tourist attractions of Malaysia. Construction cost of this mosque was estimated to MYR 250 million($80 million)
3. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Mosque is a stunning piece of modern Islamic architecture, with the interiors of the mosque wall covered with light and dark grey marble. With more than 6,00,000 fine crystals, over a thousand halogen bulbs, and 24 karat gold plating on the metal bits, its magnificent chandelier took almost four years to completed in May 2001 and has the capacity of 25000 worshippers.
4. Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as ‘The Blue Mosque’ is an architectural marvel, and is the most beautiful mosque in Asia. It is an Ottoman-era friday mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A functioning mosque, it also attracts large numbers of tourist visitors. It has the capacity to hold 25000 worshipers. Attend The 2020 Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum (TABEF)
5. The Great Mosque Of Mecca
The Sacred Mosque’ or ‘The Great Mosque of Mecca’ or ‘Grand Mosque’ is the largest Islamic worship place in the world. The Sacred Mosque in Saudi Arabia is built around the Kaaba and has more than hundred gates and several huge minarets. Muslims pray facing towards the distinctive black cube known as the ‘Kaaba’ partly clad with marble and a 300 kg heavy door which leads into the room. The Sacred Mosque has the capacity of 4 million worshippers. Saudi Crown Prince calls Buhari to Discuss OPEC Oil Cuts.