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    Abdullah Bin Zid Almahmud Cultural And Islamic Center

    Address: Doha, Qatar
    Doha
    Doha
    Qatar

    Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center (commonly known simply as Bin Zaid, also known previously as Fanar or Qatar Islamic Culture Center and Spiral Mosque) is a cultural organization in Doha, the capital of Qatar. It is located close to Doha Corniche and is a prominent landmark in the city. The center's most distinguished feature is its mosque which has a unique minaret design. Prior to 2009, Fanar's mosque was the largest in the country. It has since been over taken in this category by Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque, however, it remains the tallest mosque in Qatar. The mosque was named after the famous Qatari Islamic scholar and the founder of the Qatari judicial system Sheikh Abdulla bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud. The name was given by the Emir of Qatar to commemorate the memory of his achievements during his tenure as the supreme judge of Qatar.

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    Agha Bozorg Mosque

    Address: Isfahan Province, Kashan, کوچه مسجد آقا بزرگ، Iran
    Kashan
    Kashan
    Iran

      Lovely mosque and theological college, easy to visit with very simple architecture contrasting with some of the showier stuff you see in other parts of the world.It has a courtyard in from and behind the mosque. There is also an underground level, where the praying ceremony probably used to take place. I believe that this mosque with its quite robust and harmonious design is a must-go when you are in Kashan. It is just on the way to the historical houses. Agha Bozorg Mosque is the historical mosque which was built in the late 18th century. It is famous for its symmetric pattern and attractive appearance. The beautiful dome is flanked by amazing minarets adorned with colorful tiles arranged in some geometric shapes. Its central courtyard and pool in the middle are a good example of Persian architecture.

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    Al Fateh Grand Mosque

    Address: Manama, Bahrain
    Manama
    Manama
    Bahrain

    The Al-Fateh Mosque (also known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque)  is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time.The mosque was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa in 1987 and was named after Ahmed Al Fateh, the founder of Bahrain. In 2006, Al-Fateh became the site of the National Library of Bahrain. The mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, which is a town located in the capital city of Manama. The huge dome built on top of the Al-Fateh Mosque is constructed entirely of fibreglass. Weighing over 60 Megagrams (tonne), the dome is currently the world's largest fibreglass dome. The marble used in the floors is Italian and the chandelier is from Austria. The doors are made of teak wood from India.Throughout the mosque are calligraphy writings in a very old type of style called bahrain.

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    Al Khamis Mosque

    Address: Sh Salman Hwy, Tashan, Bahrain
    Tashan
    Tashan
    Bahrain

      Built around 692 AD, Al Khamis Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the Arab world. The identical twin minarets on this ancient Islamic monument make it easily recognizable. The foundation dates back to the 11th century and has been rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries. During this reconstruction the twin minarets were added.

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    Badshahi Mosque

    Address: Lahore
    Lahore
    Punjab
    Pakistan

    Badshahi Mosque (transformation in English: Royal Mosque) is the second largest mosque of Pakistan,  located in provincial capital Lahore of Punjab. Badshahi Masjid is a Tourist Attraction and a must visited place in Lahore Pakistan.   It was built in 1673 A.D. by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. The mosque remained the largest mosque in the world from 1673 to 1986, when it was overtaken in capacity and size upon the completion of Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. It has a total area of 29,867.2 square meters (321, 488 square feet) and can accommodate up to 100,000 worshipers. Now it is an 8th largest mosque in the world in terms of its capacity for accommodating worshipers and 10th largest in terms of total area. Badshahi Mosque with its beautiful Mughal architectural style and historical background is a major landmark and tourist attraction not only in Lahore but in whole Punjab.     The mosque was built under the patronage of the sixth Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb Alamgir. It was completed in 1673 under the supervision of Aurangzeb's foster brother Muzaffar Hussain (also known as Fidaie Khan Koka) who was appointed a governor of Lahore in May 1671 and held this post until 1675. He was also Master of Ordnance to the emperor.     The construction of the mosque took about two years, from May 1671 to April 1673. The mosque was built opposite the Lahore Fort, illustrating its stature in the Mughal Empire. In conjunction with the building of the mosque, a new gate was built at the fort, named Alamgiri Gate after the Emperor. From 1852 onwards, piecemeal repairs were carried out under the supervision of the Badshahi Mosque Authority. Extensive repairs were carried out from 1939 to 1960 at a cost of about 4.8 million rupees, which brought the mosque to its original shape and condition. The blueprint for the repairs was prepared by the late architect Nawab Zen Yar Jang Bahadur.     In 2000, the repair work of marble inlay in the main vault was repaired under the supervision of Saleem Anjum Qureshi. On the occasion of the second Islamic Summit held at Lahore on February 22, 1974, thirty-nine heads of Muslim states offered their Friday prayers in the Badshahi Masjid, led by Maulana Abdul Qadir Azad, the 'Khatib' of the mosque. Recently a small museum has also been added to the mosque complex, which contains relics of Muhammad, his cousin, and his daughter, Hazrat Fatima Zahra.

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    Faisal Mosque View Point

    Address: Karachi, Pakistan
    Karachi
    Sindh
    Pakistan

    Faisal Mosque is the most famous mosque in Pakistan. Pakistan. Located in the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, the mosque features a contemporary design consisting of eight sides of the concrete shell and is inspired by a Bedouin tent. The mosque is a major tourist attraction and is referred as a contemporary and influential feature of Islamic architecture.     Construction of the mosque began in 1976 after a $120 million grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears. The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay was selected after an international competition. Without a typical dome, the mosque is shaped like a Bedouin tent, surrounded by four 260 feet (79 m) tall minarets. The design features eight-sided shell shaped sloping roofs forming a triangular worship hall which can hold 100,000 worshippers, while the surrounding porticoes and the courtyard up-to 200,000 more.     Combined the structure cover an area of 54,000 square ft, the mosque dominates the landscape of Islamabad. It is situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue, putting it at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the national park. The largest mosque in Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken by mosques in MENA region. Faisal Mosque is now the fourth largest mosque in terms of capacity.

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    Jame Mosque of Yazd

    Address: Yazd Province, Yazd, خيابان مسجد جامع، Iran
    Yazd
    Yazd
    Iran

    A distinguishing feature of Iranian mosques is the emphasis on tall entry portals, called pishtaq. The Yazd Mosque is a particularly fine example, crowned with two lofty minarets for added effect. The portal is so massive that it nearly collapsed when it was being expanded to its current height in the 15th century, requiring a rather unwieldy buttress to be added to one of its sides (visible in the first photo). Most Iranian Jamé, or Friday mosques, feature a four-iwan plan with an open courtyard at the center (Jamé mosques are distinguished from regular masjid by their use as places of worship for the community each Friday). A variation on this design peculiar to the Yazd area is the tendency to flank the iwan leading to the sanctuary with long transverse vaults aligned with the axis of the Mosque (image 8). This design technique may have been borrowed from Ilkhanid-era buildings that the founder of the mosque, Shams al-Din Nizami, may have seen in the Tabriz area.

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    Jumeirah Mosque

    Address: Jumeirah Beach Road,Jumeria 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Dubai
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates

    One of the most iconic landmarks in Dubai is the Jumeirah Mosque. Adopting an ‘Open Doors. Open Minds’ policy, the mosque welcomes visitors of all faiths to admire the surroundings and learn about Islam and the local culture.The Jumeirah Mosque, which is large enough to hold up to 1,200 worshippers, was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. When it's lit up at dusk, the intricate artistry and true beauty are highlighted. Local mosque representatives are on hand to conduct 75-minute guided tours six days a week at 10am. These tours are run by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and offer visitors an opportunity to learn more about the Emirati way of life and religion.Islamic holidays, rituals, traditions, cuisines and customs are all detailed in this tour. You can also hear more about the fasting month of Ramadan.Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and photography is welcome. You can even sample traditional Arabic snacks including coffee, dates and other varieties of food. Tours and learnings are conducted in a welcoming and friendly environment, with special age-appropriate programs available for children as well. All visitors are advised to act respectfully and dress modestly; traditional attire is available to borrow. Women are asked to wear a scarf over their head during their visit, ensuring their shoulders are covered.

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    Masjid 7 Madinah

    Address: 7083 As Sih, Al Fath, Medina 42312 3400, Saudi Arabia
    Medina
    Medina
    Saudi Arabia

      The Seven Mosques or Sab'u Masajid is a complex of six small historic and often visited mosques in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. The complex consists of six mosques in spite of the name "Sab'ah" means "seven", because it included the Masjid al-Qiblatayn originally. Although the mosque is often visited by the pilgrims, there is no accounts in the order from the Islamic prophet Muhammad or in Sharia regarding the virtue of visiting these mosques.These mosques are located in south of Mount Sala' which was the scene of the Battle of the Trench.

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    Masjid al-Haram

    Address: Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia
    Mecca
    Mecca
    Saudi Arabia

    The Great Mosque of Makkah, also called Al-Haram Mosque "the Sacred Mosque"or "the Sacred Mosque") or Grand Mosque of Makkah, is the largest mosque in the world, and surrounds the Islamic Qiblah, that is the Kaaba in the Hejazi city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face the Kaaba while performing the Ṣalāh. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Ḥajj, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world, at least once in their lifetime if able to do so, includingṬawāf of the Kaaba. It is also the main phase for the ‘Umrah, which is the lesser pilgrimage that can be undertaken any time of the year. The Grand Mosque includes other important significant sites, including the Black Stone, Well of Zamzam, Station of Abraham, and Safa and Marwa. It is always open, regardless of date or time. It has gone under major renovations by various caliphs, sultans and kings, and it is now under the control of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.It is in front of the tallest clock tower and fourth tallest structure in the world, the Abraj Al Bait, the construction of which has been surrounded by controversy concerning the destruction of early Islamic heritage sites by the Saudi government.

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