10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Mosques

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The world’s most beautiful mosques feature amazing architecture and details like intricate tile work, expansive domes, and towering minarets. 

Important centers of worship for Muslims worldwide, they attract visitors of all faiths who are awed by their rich histories and stunning design features. 

Here are some of the most beautiful mosques across the globe.

Just remember, if you go view them in person, be respectful of all rules and prayer calls.

The Sultan Ahmet Mosque was built between 1609 & 1617 in Turkey’s Ottoman era. It’s also known as the Blue Mosque due to the hand-painted blue tiles decorating its interior.

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Sultan Ahmet Mosque

This mosque is said to have been built by a wife of Timurid Dynasty ruler as a surprise while he was away. A descendant of Ghengis Khan, it was named for the princess. 

Uzbekistan

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Built in 2019, this mosque is now the largest in West Africa. In addition to being able to hold 30,000 worshipers, it’s also home to an Islamic Institute and a library.

Senegal

Massalikoul Jinaan Mosque

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an architectural masterpiece. It has 83 domes and is decorated with 30 different types of marble and semi-precious stones.

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Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

Nasir al-Mulk is referred to as the Pink Mosque because its ceiling is decorated with pink tiles. The mosque boasts Persian rugs, arabesque archways & a courtyard with a pool.

iran

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

Djenne’s Great Mosque is a truly unique structure, showcasing Sudano-Sahelian architectural style at its finest. It was built with mud bricks & adobe plaster.

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Great Mosque of Djenne

Also called the Great Mosque of Mecca and the Sacred Mosque, this is the largest mosque in the world & the holiest site in the religion of Islam. 

Saudi Arabia

Mosque al-Haram

Located on Wan Man Island, the stunning Crystal Mosque was constructed from steel, glass & crystal. With a sleek, futuristic look, the mosque reflects the water surrounding it.

Malaysia

Crystal Mosque

Cairo is known as the city of 1,000 minarets. The twin minarets of the Mosque of Muhammed Ali are the most visible in the city. It was named after Egypt’s former ruler

Egypt

Mosque of Muhammed Ali

The crown jewel of Casablanca, this mosque sits on the city’s coastline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The mosque features a retractable roof, handmade marble walls & more.

Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

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