Mosque, also known as masjid, is a holy place where Muslims worship all around the world. It is a place where the followers of Islam offer their prayers. Islam is the second most abundant religion in the world so mosques are also built in quite large numbers all around the world.
There are many great examples of mosques in the world. Below is the list of top 10 most popular of them:
10. Sultan Mosque – Singapore
Sultan Mosque is one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques of the world having the main structure unchanged but a few advancements in the main hall were added in 1960 and annex in 1993. It is located in Singapore in the Muscat Street at the North Bridge Road in Kampong Glam Rochor District, Singapore.
9. Badshahi Mosque – Lahore, Pakistan
Badshahi Mosque, also referred to as the Royal Mosque was commissioned by the Mughal King Aurangzeb in 1671. It is the second largest mosque in South Asia and in Pakistan after Faisal Mosque. The mosque depict the great architecture of Mughal era. Its main hall has the capacity to accommodate 55,000 worshippers. It was the largest mosque in the world for more than 300 years.
8. Taj-ul-Mosque – Bhopal, India
The literary meaning of Taj-ul-Mosque is the “Crown of Mosques”. One of the oldest mosques in Asia is situated in Bhopal, India. The mosque is equipped with beautiful and high minarets which are made of marble. The architecture of this mosque also looks like the Mughal architecture.
7. Faisal Mosque – Islamabad, Pakistan
It is the largest mosque of Pakistan and also of south Asia and the fourth largest in the world. It has been the largest mosque for almost 7 years before the extension of Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid Al-Nabwi and the Mosque of Hassan II.
6. Zahir Mosque – Kedah, Malaysia
One of the oldest and most beautiful mosque of Malaysia, Zahir Mosque was built by the son of Sultan Tajuddin Mukaram Shah, Tunku Mahmud in 1912. The design of this mosque is inspired by the Azizi Mosque in Indonesia. The five beautiful domes of the mosques are built to symbolize the 5 basic principles of Islam. The Quran reading competition is held every year in this masjid.