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A Mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Muslims often refer to the mosque by its Arabic name, masjid. The primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer. Nevertheless, mosques are known around the world nowadays for their general importance to the Muslim community as well as their demonstration of Islamic architecture.


In this post we shall list a few beautiful Masjids from around the world, and even affix a background write up.

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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is an Islamic Mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. Considered as one of the most beautiful Mosques in the Asia Pacific, it is a place of worship for the Muslim community, a major landmark and a tourist attraction of Brunei.

Named after Omar Ali Saifuddien 111, the 28th Sultan of Brunei who also initiated its construction, the mosque serves as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei and dominates the skyline of Bandar Seri Begawan. The building was completed in 1958 and is an example of modern Islamic Architecture.

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The mosque unites Mughal Architecture and Italian styles. The plans were done by Booty and Edwards Chartered Architects according to designs by the Italian architect Cavaliere Rudolfo Nolli, who had already for decades been working at the Gulf of Siam.

Built in an artificial Lagoon on the banks of the Brunei River at Kampong Ayer- the "village in the water", the mosque has Marble Minarets and golden domes, a courtyard and is surrounded by a large number of trees and Floral Gardens. A bridge reaches across the lagoon to Kampong Ayer in the middle of the river. Another marble bridge leads to a structure in the lagoon meant as a replica of a 16th Century Sultan Bolkiah Mahligai Barge. The barge itself was completed in 1967 to commemorate the 1,400th anniversary of Nuzul Al-Quran (coming down of the Quran) and was used to stage the Quran reading competitions.

The mosque's most recognizable feature - the main dome, is covered in pure gold. The mosque stands 52 m (171 ft) high and can be seen from virtually anywhere in Bandar Seri Begawan. The main Minaret is the mosque's tallest feature. In a unique way it mixes Renaissance and Italian Architectural style. The minaret has an elevator to the top, where a visitor can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

The interior of the mosque is for prayer only, with features such as stained glass windows, arches, semi domes and marble columns. Nearly all the material used for the building were imported from abroad: the marble from Italy, the Granite from Shanghai, the crystal Chandeliers from England and the Carpets from Saudi Arabia from Saudi Arabia.

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Masjid Raya Mosque (Tanjong Pinang, Indonesia)


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The mosque was designed by an Italian architect and built by the Dutch colonial administration as a token of reconciliation following their destruction of an older mosque during the Aceh Wars. Construction of the mosque commenced in 1879 and was completed in 1881. The initial mosque were smaller and consist of a single dome. Years later the mosque were renovated and expanded by constructing additional wings. The mosque survived the massive 2004 tsunami which destroyed much of the rest of the city of Banda Aceh





Masjid Raya Mosque (Tanjong Pinang, Indonesia)


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Baiturrahman Grand Mosque

The design of the mosque combines influences of European colonial and Moghul Indian Islamic architecture. The black domes are uniquely constructed from hard wood shingles combined as tiles. The mosque incorporates a few traditional Aceh decorative elements and features. Today the mosque is the famous landmark of Banda Aceh and has become the symbol of the city also represents the cultural uniqueness of the Acehnese people.





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Crystal Mosque is one of the most inimitably designed masjids of the world which not only creates a heart capturing view of its surroundings but also shows the awesome crystal art work. It is located in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. As it is built on a small island of Wad Man, most of its area is surrounded by water which creates a unique attraction towards it. At night, with the reflection from water, the glowing lights create a stunning scene which cannot be expressed in views. The Crystal Mosque is also counted in the list of Islamic monuments of the world.


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Crystal Mosque is a mosque which is very popular with the uniqueness of the mosque and made one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. The mosque is located in the in the Islamic Heritage Park in Wan man Island.

The mosque is located in the in the Islamic Heritage Park in Wan man Island. Mosque was built between the years 2006 to 2008 and was officially opened on 8 February 2008 by 13th in Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu. The mosque in lightly coat the steel, glass and crystal that is used as the main ingredient in the development of three and form a look that is truly remarkable and it’s amazing. Crystal Mosque has a capacity to accommodate more than 1,500 worshippers at one time and made one of the most beautiful Mosques in the world. This mosque is the mosque of tourism are good with interesting sites. Build the mosque to spend the funds very much at all. You come to this mosque will get carried away once excited, because you can enjoy the beauty of the mosque here, which was very good. The mosque is an awful lot of tourists from different countries to come here, to see the beauty of the mosque is a very solid foundation of all.

Crystal Mosque has become popular once in Malaysia and the tourists to see the mosque. Every day, a lot of tourists come here. Because of the beauty of the mosque is very beautiful and very stunning beauty. Hotels in the vicinity of the mosque has also brimming with tourists as the hotel here in complete with suitable facilities for your weekend getaway with Spa and massage to relax. If you want to find and eat here also there is a restaurant which is very delicious and very tasty. The mosque is very unusual and very unique, once in a while.



Originally Posted by seignet:

A man's heart is a Temple. Out of it breathes good and evil-and only God knows his intentions. Inanimate objects are only pleasant to the eyes. In the deluge of Noah days, the power of water removed all traces of the great monuments satan and his demons built. Paraphrasing from Genisis.


Yes I do agree Beautiful Mosque of the World are pleasing to the eyes and yet they are inanimate object and inanimate objects are evil. Even the caligraphy in gold scrolled on the walls of the mosques represents an inanimate object and yet they are pleasing to the eyes, but yet they are imanimate objects and evil, and so my writings here of inanimate objects that are all evil, but yet again I prefer to do it. Whatever is in my heart is not for man to judge, as I can be the worst of man and yet I believe that even if I do one particular iota of good then that can get me into God's Favor: I am certain that you know the story of  the 'prostitute and the thirsty dog' or the very very pious Barsisi. 




Al-Masjid Al-Haramβ€Ž, The Sacred Mosque or The Grand Mosque) is in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest Mosque in the world and surrounds one of Islam's holiest places, the Kaaba Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing Salat. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so, includes circumanbulation of the Kaaba.

The current structure covers an area of 356,800 square metres (88.2 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to Two million worshipers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world. Unlike many other mosques which are segregated, men and women can worship at Al-Masjid Al-Haram together.






According to Islamic tradition the very first construction of the Kaaba, the heart of Al-Masjid Al-Haram, was undertaken by Abraham. The Qur'an said that this was the first house built for humanity to worship Allah.

With the order of the God, Ibrahim and his son Ishmael found the original foundation and rebuilt the Kaaba in 2130 BCE. Hajar-Al-Aswad, the Black Stone situated on the lower side of the eastern corner of the Kaaba, is believed to be the only remnant of the original structure made by Ibraham.

Muslim belief also places the story of Ismael's mother searching for water in the general vicinity of the mosque. In the story, Hagar runs between the hills of Safa and Marwah looking for water for her infant son until God eventually reveals her the Zamzam. The "Zamzam well" and "Safa and Marwah" are structures in Al-Masjid al-Haram.






Al-Masjid al-NabawΔ«, often called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque built by the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (SAW) and situated in the city of Medina. It is the second holiest site in Islam (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca). It was the second mosque built in history and is now one of the largest mosque in the world. After an expansion during the reign of Al- Walid 1, it also now incorporates the site of the final resting place of Muhammad(SAW) and early Muslim leaders Abu Bakr and Umar (RA)

The site was originally adjacent to Muhammad's house; he settled there after his Hijra (emigration) to Medina in 622. He shared in the heavy work of construction. The original mosque was an open-air building. The basic plan of the building has been adopted in the building of other mosques throughout the world.

The mosque also served as a community center, a court, and a religious school. There was a raised platform for the people who taught the Quran. Subsequent Islamic rulers greatly expanded and decorated it. In 1909, it became the first place in the Arabian Peninsula to be provided with electrical lights. The mosque is under the control of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques.

One of the most notable features of the site is the Green Dome in the south-east corner of the mosque, originally Aisha's (RA) house, where the tomb of Muhammad is located. In 1279 AD, a wooden cupola was built over the tomb which was later rebuilt and renovated multiple times in late 15th century and once in 1817. The dome was first painted green in 1837, and later became known as the Green Dome.

The mosque is located in what was traditionally the center of Medina, with many hotels and old markets nearby. It is a major pilgrimage site. Many pilgrims who perform the Hajj go on to Medina to visit the mosque and the Prophet's Tomb. The mosque is open for service 24/7, all year round.

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