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The 5 most interesting mosques in the world

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The 5 most interesting mosques in the world

There are some mosques in the world that people come from all over the world to see.

Masjid al-Haram
Masjidul Haram in the holy city of Mecca is first in the list of mosques that are visited by the most people in the world. About 8 million people visit this mosque every year. This is the largest mosque in the world. 1.5 lakh people can enter and visit here at once. Masjidul Haram is one of the three holiest places for Muslims. Non-Muslims are strictly prohibited from entering the city of Makkah.

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, was established in 2007 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The world’s largest chandelier and the largest carpet are also in this mosque.

Most of the people living in the UAE are expatriates, who come there mainly as laborers from different countries. This diversity is the main basis of the design of the mosque. Inspired by the design of mosques in different Muslim countries, Sheikh Zayed has drawn the design of the mosque.

A large number of visitors visit the mosque every year. About 5.8 million visitors came in 2017 alone. Non-Muslim visitors can also visit the mosque at times other than prayer time. However, non-Muslim visitors are not allowed to enter this mosque on Fridays.

Nanny Sophia
One of the most attractive cities in Europe is the city of Istanbul in Turkey. And Hagia Sophia is one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul or Europe. This structure, established in 360 BC, was not a mosque in the beginning. Sultan Mehmed recognized it as a mosque in 1463.

It was converted into a museum in 1934 by the then Turkish government. But in 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reopened it to worshipers for prayers. In 1985, Hagia Sophia was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Al-Aqsa Mosque
Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is one of the earliest examples of Muslim architecture.

It is said that the construction of the mosque started in 637 AD during the reign of Hazrat Umar (RA), one of the Caliphs of Khulafay Rashidin. But currently Al-Aqsa refers to the entire square. Known as the ‘Haram Al Sharif’, the four walls of this square include the Qibla Mosque, the Qubbatus Sakhra (Dome of the Rock) and the Burak Mosque. The original Al-Aqsa or Qibla Mosque is a domed structure covered with gray lead sheets. But more famous to tourists is the golden dome of Al-Aqsa, Qubbatus Sakhra.

The most beautiful mosque in Jerusalem was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. Around four lakh worshipers can pray together here.

Second Hasan Mosque
The minaret of Jama El Jaz Mosque in Algeria is the tallest at 870 feet. Then the minaret of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, height 689 feet. Built under the supervision of King Hassan II of Morocco, the mosque was designed by French architect Michel Pinsou.

The mosque is located on the head of a cliff in the Atlantic Ocean. A part of the floor is a transparent glass ball so that the worshipers can see the blue water of the Atlantic. Eye-catching marble work on the walls. The roof is removable so worshipers can see the night sky.

A laser beam from the minaret of Hassan II Mosque points Muslims towards the Qibla towards the Kaaba. World-renowned for its unique architectural style, this mosque has the facility to offer prayers to 1 lakh 5 thousand worshipers at once.

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