60 Photos of Beautiful Mosques Around The World

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Mosques (or masjids for Arabic) are places of worship for followers of Islam. These places of worship for muslims around the world have existed for more than a millennia. With the spread of Islam across the world for a thousand years, distinct styles have inevitably evolved from the earliest masjids. In the past century, fusions in architectural styles from different cultures have even resulted from the effects of globalization.

With today’s rapid modernization of the world, we can even see more advanced forms of architectures in the latest masjids. Nevertheless, the beauty and reverence for such sacred places of worship remains in these structures, all thanks to the rich history that these masjids possess.

What better time than to appreciate the beauty of these Islamic architectures than the month of Ramadan? Here’s 65 awe-inspiring mosques from various countries around the world that’ll leave you breathless!

Siddiqa Fatima Zahra Mosque (Kuwait) (Image Credit: Matthew Jacob)

Emir Abdelkader Mosque (Constantine, Algeria) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Blue Mosque (Yerevan, Armernia) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Abu Derwish Mosque (Amman, Jordan) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque (Grozny, Chechnya) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad, India) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Masjid Raya Mosque (Tanjong Pinang, Indonesia) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Great Mosque of Xining (Xining, China) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Tokyo Mosque (Tokyo, Japan) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Lead Mosque (Shkoder, Albania) (Image Credit: Beautiful Mosques)

Hui Mosque in Ningxia (Ningxia, China) (Image Credit: Islamic Arts and Architecture)

Shrine of Hazrat Ali (Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan) (Image Credit: Famous Mosque)

Saint Petersburg Mosque (St. Petersburg, Russia) (Image Credit: Zaratra)

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan (Cairo, Egypt) (Image Credit: Ernie Reyes)

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (Muscat, Oman) (Image Credit: Jerome Ryan)

Al Nida Mosque (Baghdad, Iraq) (Image Credit: Mihoub Fares)

Sunshine Mosque (Victoria, Australia) (Image Credit: William Bullimore)

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei) (Image Credit: Tylerdurden1)

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque 2 (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei) (Image Credit: NeilsPhotography)

Baitun Nur (Alberta, Canada) (Image Credit: Engr. Mazhar-ul-Haq Khan)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi, UAE) (Image Credit: Dennis Teoh)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 2 (Abu Dhabi, UAE) (Image Credit: Best in Travel)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 3 (Abu Dhabi, UAE) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Taj Mahal Mosque (Agra, India) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Qolsharif Mosque (Kazan, Russia) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Imam Reza Shrine (Mashhad, Iran) (Image Credit: Meysam110)

Badshahi Mosque (Lahore, Pakistan) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Green Lane Masjid (Birhingham, United Kingdom) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Wazir Khan Mosque (Lahore, Pakistan) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Sabancı Merkez Camii (Adana, Turkey) (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Al-Saleh Mosque (Sana’a, Yemen) (Image Credit: Himo)

Jumeirah Grand Mosque (Dubai, UAE) (Image Credit: Elvis Payne)

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha (Cairo, Egypt) (Image Credit: Brian Connor)

Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre (Hong Kong, China) (Image Credit: ZN Web Studio)

Al-Azhar Mosque (Cairo, Egypt) (Image Credit: Jan Matysek)

Grande Mosquee de Paris (Paris, France) (Image Credit: Fredcan)

Great Mosque of Hohhot (Inner Mongolia, China) (Image Credit: Chaloos)

Imam Mosque (Isfahan, Iran) (Image Credit: HybridLava)

Nur-Astana Mosque (Astana, Kazakhstan) (Image Credit: Frost-uw)

Jamia Mosque (Nairobi, Kenya) (Image Credit: Laird Scott)

Crystal Mosque (Terengganu, Malaysia) (Image Credit: Azam Hashim)

Crystal Mosque 2 (Terengganu, Malaysia) (Image Credit: Mohammad Azmi)

Masjid Bahagian Kuching (Sarawak, Malaysia) (Image Credit: Bingregory)

Putra Mosque (Putrajaya, Malaysia) (Image Credit: Ming Chan)

Grand Mosque (Mecca, Saudi Arabia) (Image Credit: Hossam All Line)

Grand Mosque 2 (Mecca, Saudi Arabia) (Image Credit: Sharif Afridi)

Jama Masjid (Delhi, India) (Image Credit: Sharif Afridi)

Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca, Morocco) (Image Credit: Rosino)

Abuja National Mosque (Abuja, Nigeria) (Image Credit: Irene Becker)

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid (Cotabato City, Philippines) (Image Credit: Eazy Traveler)

Faisal Mosque (Islamabad, Pakistan) (Image Credit: Ian Cowe)

Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (Colombo, Sri Lanka) (Image Credit: Rushika Silva)

Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at Islam Mosque (Paramaribo, Suriname) (Image Credit: Malakospapakos)

Dome of the Rock (Old City, Jerusalem) (Thanks -mb- and r.reds in the comments for clearing this up.)(Image Credit: Malakospapakos)

Great Mosque of Damascus (Damascus, Syria) (Image Credi: Bashar Shglila)

Omayyed Mosque (Damascus, Syria) (Image Credit: Hussein Alazaat)

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey) (Image Credit: Discodoener)

Seoul Central Mosque (Seoul, South Korea) (Image Credit: Izamree)

Mosque of the Prophet 2 (Medina, Saudi Arabia) (Image Credit: Azozphotography)

Al Fateh Grand Mosque (Manama, Bahrain) (image Credit: Roger Solas)

Author:

Michael is a freelance blogger and regular contributor for Hongkiat.com. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a double major in Psychology and Communications & New Media in 2011.He believes in the power of the written word to influence and inspire. An enthusiastic video gamer, Michael is also actively engaged in various physical activities in his spare time.

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