A mosque is a holy place for Muslims. The mosque is also a place of worship and prays for the Muslims. Almost throughout the city in the world has a mosque. Even for a country that the majority of its citizens are Muslim, the existence of the mosque up to remote corners of the region. Even in Indonesia as the country with the largest number of Muslims in the world, they have 800 thousand more mosques in the whole area of Indonesia.
In some countries, the mosque to go with very magnificent and has a large typical seating to accommodate Muslims to pray. Here we present a list seven of the largest mosque in the world.
1. The Great Mosque of Mecca (al-Masjid al-haram) - Saudi Arabia
|The Great Mosque of Mecca|
The first largest mosque is The Great Mosque of Mecca (al-Masjid al-haram) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This mosque was built with the aim to place the arrival of the Hajj for Muslims. At the Masjid al-haram, there is the Kaaba the Qibla direction is the Muslims all over the world. With a capacity of almost being able to accommodate 4 million Muslims for worship, the mosque became the largest mosque in the world for the moment.
2. Prophet's Mosque (Al-Masjid an-Nabawi) - Saudi Arabia
The mosque also has historical significance for Muslims. Since the mosque was built by Prophet Muhammad is the second Mosque is owned by Muslims after al-Masjid al-haram. There is the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in the mosque frequented by Muslims to make a pilgrimage.
3. Istiqlal Mosque - Indonesia
As a country with the world's largest Muslim population, Indonesia also has a large mosque located in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Istiqlal mosque was built to commemorate Indonesia's independence precisely on 24 August 1951 and opened to the public on February 22, 1978. The name Istiqlal itself comes from Arabic and means "freedom". This Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.
4. Imam Reza Shrine Mosque - Iran
|Imam Reza Shrine Mosque|
Iran also has a large and beautiful mosque. In Mashhad, Iran, there is a mosque of the Imam Reza. It is named after the mosque of Imam Reza because in the mosque there is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam Imamiyah. In the Mosque complex itself there are several Goharshad Mosque space, museum, library, four seminaries, University Islamic Sciences Razavi, a dining area for pilgrims, a large hall for prayers, and other buildings.
5. Imam Ali Mosque - Iraq
|Imam Ali Mosque|
The Mosque's Imam li complex is located in the middle of the city of Najaf, about 160 km south of the city of Baghdad. A cousin of the Prophet Muhammad while the fourth Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib is buried here. So this mosque is visited every day by the Shia Muslims highly venerated Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Even many of the citizens of Iraq who want to be buried near the tomb of Ali Ibn Abi Talib.
6. Faisal Mosque - Pakistan
Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan and is located in the national capital Islamabad. The mosque was built in 1986 and funded by the King when the King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz. The mosque is unique because it has no dome in a mosque in general. Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in South Asia.
7. Hassan II Mosque - Morrocco
|Hassan II Mosque|
A magnificent and beautiful Mosque is located in the country of Morocco. Hassan II Mosque is located in the city of Casablanca which is the largest mosque in Africa. The mosque operation in 1993, designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The tower is the highest in the whole world with the height reaches 210 metres.