40+ Most Beautiful Photos of Mosques From Around the World

Every religion in the world says that prayers can be done anywhere at any time. It can be said inside your house, outside it, or wherever you feel like saying it.

However, just like every other religion, the Muslims have their own place of worship which is called the Islam Mosque or simply the Mosque.

The First Mosque

The courtyard of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad, was the first Muslim Mosque in AD 622 which also became the design of many mosques worldwide and through time.

It was located in Medina, Saudi Arabia wherein its qibla wall, or the wall that faces Mecca, was the area where the prayers were recited. For this, it had a roof covering. Meanwhile, the other three walls were provided shallow arcades.

Though the Mosque is basically a place of worship, it is also a social and political center for many Islamic societies.

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The Basic Elements of a Mosque

Though the first Muslim Mosque became the design of many Mosques through time, there are certain variations with those that can be found today depending on the culture and heritage of the people in every Muslim community.

However, the most basic elements that can be found in these Islam Mosques include the

  • Minaret, which is a tower rising from the Mosque that may vary in style, number, and height
  • Prayer Hall, which is a bare central area for prayer where Muslims kneel, sit or bow in worship
  • Prayer Rugs, which ensure that the place is clean for people to worship Allah
  • Mihrab, an indentation of the Mosque that indicates the direction of the qibla
  • Minbar, a platform where speeches and sermons are delivered;
  • Dome, which is commonly found in Mosques in the Middle East; and the
  •  Shoe Rack, where the shoes of the Muslims entering the Mosque are placed.

So Here are 40 of the most beautiful Mosque Photos taken from various places around the world that we handpicked for you to enjoy.

Kazan, Qolşärif Mosque in the Kremlin by: Nightcitylights

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 Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque in Kuala Terengganu by: l23456789

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 Heart of Chechnya – Mosque, Republic of Chechnya by: CheWoLF

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 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi UAE by: MatusMajer

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 The Floating Mosque of Melacca byairl4ngg4

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Alsaleh Mosque in Sana’a (Yemen) by3naturesongs

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 Mosque in central Fethiye, Turkey byStevie Gill

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali in Cairo, Egypt by: Asim Bharwani

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Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia by: Mindy McAdams

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Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque in Gibraltar by: Paul Vallejo

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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Bigawan by: Erwin Bolwidt

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 Mosque Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt by: Kan Xu

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Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey by: Adam Franco

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 Great Mosque of Palembang, Indonesia by: DonovanDennis

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Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Pakistan by: amnakk

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Binbirdirek Mahallesi Muhtarligi Mosque, Istanbul Yurkey by: Robert Hutton

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Damascus: Umayyad Mosque by: Nightcitylights

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 Mosque in Istanbul by: LadyVe
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Sabanci Center Mosque in Adana, Turkey by: MertHakan
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Mosque of the Prophet in Medina, KSA by: xxbluecrystalxx
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Mosque in Macedonia by: mitatos
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Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan by: ahmedwkhan
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El-Hakem Mosque in Egypt by: wafa2
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Ghutia Mosque in Bangladesh by: Cternetea
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman by: Garry79
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Suleymaniye Mosque in Turkey by: globalunion
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Al-Saleh Mosque in Yeman by: sadstar

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Federal Territory Mosque in Malaysia by: ptyap

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Mosque in Chechnya by: old-grozny

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Mosque in Asia by: mooekzkasmooekz

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Sabanci Central Mosque in Turkey by: Canankk

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Iium Mosque in Malaysia by: Purple-spirit

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Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Malaysia by: hirza

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Constantinople Mosque in Turkey by: etsap

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Bali Bey Mosque in Turkey by: Michela-Riva

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Yeni Valide Mosque in Turkey by: neslihans

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Badshani Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan by: nozibz

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Asy-Syakirin Mosque in Malaysia by: mohamadfazli

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Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul by: Lutherx

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Shah Faisal Mosque in Isalamabad, Pakistan by: HamidQureshi

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Süleymaniye Mosque  in Turkey by: globalunion

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Doha State Mosque in Qatar by: GiardQatar

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The Mosque is one of the distinctions of the Muslim community. And yes, how they revere their place of worship is very inspiring. Interestingly, the Muslim Mosque is not only built to indicate the presence of Muslims in an area but it is also actually used for its purpose of giving praise to Allah.

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