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Top 10 Largest Mosques in the World 2016

(Last Updated On: 09/05/2016)

Islam is known as the one of the most peaceful religions in the world. Mosques have the special place in Islamic world. There are lot of mosques in the world but some mosques are most recognizable then others because of their beauty, area and praying capacity. Muslim history is known for having the best culture and art in the world. We have the great creator, artists and architecture of the world. If talk about mosques then these are given special attention while construction because of having religious values attached to that sacred Muslim places. Muslim mosques displayed the high level of mastery and artistic works.

Below is the list of top ten largest mosques in the world.

1. Masjid al-Haram

Location: Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Established: Pre-Islamic era

Area: 4,008,020 m²

Capacity: 4,000,0001200px-Masjidalharam


2. Mosque of Imam Reza Shrine

Location: Mashhad, Iran

Established: 818

Area: 598,657 m2

Capacity: 1,500,0001200px-RezaShrine


3. Masjid al-Nabawi

Location: Medina, Saudi Arabia

Established: Pre 622

Area: 400,500 m²

Capacity: 900,000The_Enlightened_City


 

4. Shah Mosque

Location: Isfahan, Iran

Established: 1,611

Area: 400,500 m2

Capacity: 700,0001200px-Naghshe_Jahan_Square_Isfahan_modified


 

5. Al-Abbas Mosque

Location: Karbala, Iraq

Established: 680

Area: 390,550 m2

Capacity: 1,000,0001280px-Kerbela_Hussein_Moschee


6. Bara Imambara

Location: Lucknow, India

Established: 1,784

Area: 350,000 m2

Capacity: 350,0001200px-Mosque_Near_Bada_Imaambada


 

7. Jamkaran Mosque

Location: Qom, Iran

Established: 984

Area: 305,500 m2

Capacity: 800,00005-mezquitadejamkaran


8. Imam Ali Mosque

Location: Najaf, Iraq

Established: 900

Area: 300,500 m2

Capacity: 800,000NAJAF


9. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque

Location: Isfahan, Iran

Established: 1,618

Area: 200,500 m2

Capacity: 500,0001200px-Sheikh_Lotf_Allah_Mosque2


10. Faisal Mosque

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Established: 1,986

Area: 43,295.8 m²

Capacity: 75,000 and 300,000 in surrounding groundsFaisal_mosque2

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