Islam has been around for centuries now and Muslims had the opportunity to rule the world with the Islamic way of life. It was during this period that Muslims spread the Quran education all over the world. For some years, Muslims were the torch bearers of literature, science and architect. It is during this rule that you can observe the greatest creations and achievements of Muslims.
Muslims are considered to be the pioneers in major scientific developments and are also known to create buildings and architectural landmarks. Their scientific developments can also be attributed to how the Islamic Quran and faith teachings urged Muslims to search for cues leading them to new discoveries.
Many buildings created during the Muslim rule are now known for their architecture and beauty. Most of these architectural landmarks were the beautiful mosques that Muslims created to worship and pray. To this day, Muslims are known to build beautiful and pretty mosques.
Some of the prettiest mosques of the world are given below.
1. Masjid al Haram
Masjid al Haram or also known as Kabah is located on Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The mosque was built around 2000 BC by Prophet Ibrahim originally. Today it has a capacity of 8,000,000 worshipers and it surrounds the Kabah. It is also considered to be the holiest and most sacred place for the Muslims. It covers an area of 400,800 square meters and has the biggest annual religious gathering in the world. This mosque also has the Hijr-e-Aswad in the mosque and the zamzam water near it. The height of Kabah is 39 feet and 6 inches and it has Italian marble floors. These floors allow absorbing the heat during summer time and converting the coldness into heat during winters.
Masjid-e-Nabwi is located on Medina, Saudi Arabia and was built in 622 AD. It was built by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it has a capacity of 1,000,000 worshippers. The mosque also has the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it is considered the second most holiest and scared place after Masjid al Haram. It was actually 30 x 35 m but today it covers around 165,000 square meters. The mosque has two prayer halls and it has a flat paved roof comprising of 24 domes.
3. Faisal Masjid
Faisal Masjid is located in Islamabad, Pakistan and it was built in 1986. The mosque was designed by Turkish architect, Vedat Dalokay and was built by the Pakistani government with the assistance and support of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. The mosque has a capacity of 50,000 worshippers and was the largest mosque of the world till 1993. It is built in the Turkish architectural style and covers an area of 5,000 meter square. For the construction of this mosque, architects belonging to 17 different countries submitted their proposals.
There are many other mosques as well that are known for their historic origin or for their beautiful design. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Dubai, UAE, Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco all are among the numerous mosques that are known for their wonderful design.