40 Most Beautiful Mosques In The World

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Mosque is a Holy place for Muslims. It refers to its Arabic name – Masjid. A Mosque is a place for worship for all the followers of Islam. Mosques all around the world are well known for the general importance to Muslims as well as for Islamic architecture and representation of Islamic culture. Although Mosque is the place where all the Muslims of the community come together and have their prayers, Mosque can also be the place of beautiful architecture that is famous all around the world.

Beautiful Mosques Photography

Masjid al-Haram (The Holy Mosque) – Saudi Arabia

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Masjid Nabawi – Saudi Arabia

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Mosque in Brunei

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Putrajaya Mosque on Water – Malaysia

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The Umayyad Mosque – Damascus

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Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar

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Faisal Mosque – Pakistan

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Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Brunei

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Jumeirah Grand Mosque, Dubai

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The Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia

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UAE – Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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Turkey – Brand New Day over The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Istanbul

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Crystal Mosque, Malaysia

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Schwetzinger Mosque from Germany

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HOLY GOLDEN MOSQUE – Singapore

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Sehzade Mosque (Istanbul) Turkey

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Holy Makkah – Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia – Evening prayer at Floating Mosque in Jeddah

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Lao Huasi sufi mosque in Linxia, China

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Cordoba Cathedral – The Mezquita – Spain

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Grand Mosque – a.k.a. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Shahjahan Mosque – Pakistan

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Petronas Twin Towers – Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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Mosque on Mirror

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The Omayad Mosque and full moon – Syria

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Bahrain Grand Mosque

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Cairo · Muhammad Ali mosque #1

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Badshahi Mosque

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Tooting Mosque, London

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Stormy weather over the mosque. Paris, France

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Zahir Mosque, Malaysia

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Ubudiah Mosque (in mono and square)

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Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque) Singapore

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The Blue Mosque from Hagia Sophia

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THE MOSQUE

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The largest Mosque in India

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Masjid Al-Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco

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Largest Mosque in North America

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Alnour Mosque Sharjah

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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei

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Sumayah
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Just breathtaking!

sheik
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hi. . assalamu alaikum . . .

muslimo
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Alaikum selam

Iwani
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What a beautiful collection :)

Faizan
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Awesome!! Thanks for Sharing

adibmuhammad
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The location for the photo with the title “The Mosque and The Towers” is wrong. The photo’s taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and not from within the United Arab States. :)

metpet
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Even more, there is no such thing “United Arab States” :-)

Suleiman
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The designs of mosques is absolutely amazing. The real beauty is getting close and seeing the tiny details, the isometric patterns and the arabic are outstanding. Also the insides are a hundred times better :)

Sameer
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Masha Allah!

Sameer
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But i think it should be Masjid not Mosques, please correct it, Thanks

Salman
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The english word for Masjid is Mosque…

fajarfaqih
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Yes, Masjid in English is Mosque. But, the meaning is different. I agree with Sameer.

Miguel
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The spanish word is Mezquita not mosquito.

Shady M. Najib
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This is a hoax :) It has nothing to do with Mosquitoes

Naveed Ahmed
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This place is not for your discussions. Go do that somewhere else.

This is a site to showcase the best in design and let’s keep it that way.

Behave decently and don’t mar the name of Muslims by starting unnecessary talks.

Tarek Sobh
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Thanks fajarfaqih for the information, and what you said is correct, even it is not an opinion but a fact.

Thanks again

windi
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i agree with u n i like this pos so much. tks

Jasim
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I also like as u windi

Amirah
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Technically it would be masaajid since that’s the plural. I think it’s probably incorrect that mosque came from the word mosquito which is usually why people object to using the English. It’s more likely to have come from the French “mosquee” which comes from Middle French so I think it’s better not to get het up about it but Allahu Alim.

naveed
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fantastic collection :)
thanks for sharing

lady_jaws
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Wow.. Those clouds and the lighting just breathtaking.

Ahmad Israa'
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Wrong place for this picture – http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandmania/542213475/

It is in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Adi
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Brilliant design (tiny detail is so awesome). Thanks for sharing :)

Dutch designer
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I don’t know what it is, but I don’t like the look of the buildings with a modern twist like ‘Faisal Mosque – Pakistan’.

hamza
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actually its not your fault u guys have problem with all the Muslim community…! and also if you don’t know about that better u keep quite!

Mike Ebert
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It seems to me that he was not commenting on the Muslim community at all, just the architectural look of a few of the mosques pictured above. We could just as easily be examining a collection of pictures of Christian churches or palaces or Soviet monuments and say that we didn’t like some of them as much as the others. Please don’t be overly sensitive when no insult was intended.

Ahmed
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I agree

Hannibal
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I disagree.

Yasir
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I Agree, Dutch designer said about the muslim community at all, just the architectural look.

Ahmed Kachkach
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It’s guy like you, Hamza, that get us all this negative clichés and ideas about Muslims!

“Dutch Designer” never said anything about the muslim community, he just said that he didn’t like the architectural look of one of the mosques, that’s all!

Mohammed
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Mary there is a well known saying that you should think before you speak before fanatically jumping down peoples throats with half baked facts. You need to knock on the door of Secular Western Governments who top the charts by gazillion miles when it comes to unleashing organized violence with weapons of mass destruction on innocent civilians for political ends, before and after 9/11 – not religion (one example would suffice, who created the Arab/Israeli conflict, it was Secular British politicians for political ends, need I mention that occupied Palestine has a Secular form of government not Jewish). But I… Read more »
Mohammed
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Hamza – I think Dutch Designer was only stating his architectural preference and nothing to do with Muslims or Islam from the wording of his statement.

Fas Khan
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Well every person has their own taste, I personally really love Faisal Masjid Building, Islamabad ,Pakistan.
I been to that building if you go and look at the building then you will realise how beautiful it is, its not just outside inside and from far away (mountains view) its a piece of beauty.
I think you are judging the book from its cover !
the person who designed this building, designer even won the price as well.

Adil
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I agree with You, There is some significance behind the Doom & Minarets. the latest architects are showing there creativity in wrong place.The traditional mosque design are the best.

Ferdous
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Very good collection. But hoped to see some mosque from Bangladesh too. Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, has many many mosque. Dhaka is known as ‘City of Mosque’ for this reason. Thanks for the nice collection.

Aamir
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keep quiet you bengali

Fas Khan
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That is very bad Aamir, Islam doesn’t allow any sort of discrimination,
Well Its Shame on us Muslim who don’t have unity!
You shouldn’t see who is bagali or Pakistani or Indian, All Muslim are brother /sister.

I am sure you meant as joke but try to Love every Muslim nation, without taking piss on others, every person makes difference.

Salaam
Khan

Ferdous Jahan
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I agree with Fas Khan, aamir stop being so arrogant, very rude and unnecessary and will get you nowhere in life.

Amer
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How about Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem? It’s one of the most beautiful mosques in the world!

Sabine
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I was just about to ask the same question :)

Mohammed
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I am so sad..

designfollow
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:) me 6

izzat aziz
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that is dome of rock and it is not Masjid al-aqsa

Banago
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Dome of the Rock is not Al-Aqsa Mosque. Both are actually very near each-other and every time Al-Aqsa Mosque is mentioned in the media they keep showing Dome of the Rock and that is why, I think, even Muslims confuse it these days.

Thanks for this breathtaking collection Noupe!

mohamed
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7 !!

Fas Khan
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This is a picture of Dome of Rock which is in front of Masjid Al Aqsa,

Have look at this one its beautiful 3d View from inside the Masjid Al-Aqsa.

http://www.360tr.net/kudus/mescidiaksa_eng/index.html

Salam

Rexha
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Amazing :)

maimuna
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Really this are beautiful mosque. I love Islam and its beauty

Chiranjeeb
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Awesome collection. Thanks a lot for sharing.

siddique Akhtar
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U r right,
These collection are superb and awesom.
Thanx a lot.
Please share other information reagrding Muslim background.

abdul
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its really good one i like it

leoman730
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Unbelievable.

Jordan Walker
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The architecture is stunning.

Naeem
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Amazing, and wonderful post. Jazakallah brother. I loved this page very much.

Ahmed Graphics
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Amazing collection..
Really, the Islamic design is wonderful and
apparent in these mosques.

Thank U very much

NooN
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Great collection, thank you :)

Fatima
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Wow.d pictures re jst amazing nd breath taking. Masha Allah

Dichi Al Faridi
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Allahu Akbar…

esranull
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woooooowwww very very thanks wonderfulll

eelcoh
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Nice collection, but there seem to be missing a few. How about Samarkand, Isfahan, or something completely different like this beautiful one in Djenné, Mali: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjacronenberg/3014443943/

syahirul
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The Mosque and the Towers – United Arab States < ni bukan masjid KLCC ke?

Ubudiah Mosque (in mono and square) < ni bukan masjid kuala kangsar ke?

nape banyak masjid yang berulang2? then kalo nak ulang nape tak letak sekali bawah namanya? aneh…

ape2 pon mmg lawa.. terutamanya mekah..

Asrar
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High exposure. The camera lens is open for longer, capturing more light, but at the same time, capturing movement. The result is that the moving objects to appear blurred.

JACK
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wooooow Amazing
Can you tell us more about Islam, please

OB
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Jack,
I appreciate the question.
Just to sum it up, islam in Arabic means complete. Its way beyond worship, it is the meaning of your existence and your relation with the Creator (After all we have been created by Someone). Islam is about how to be a human, from treating people to keeping yourself clean. And islam is a super set of all religions of the past, we cant be muslims if we dont believe in Moses or Jesus as Prophets. :) this is where it ends.

Muzna
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hi :-) there are many many versions of islam these days and most of them are only for misguiding those who dont kno! just remember that a true muslim believes that there is only One God and He sent many massengers to guide the mankind and all of them delivered His true message! the last prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) was sent for the whole world! A real muslim believes in Allah,trusts him in every situation,doesnt harm anyone or hurt anyone and believes in the rights of every other living being and his own duties!! u want to know about islam then… Read more »
Esskal
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why would you want him to go to this website, it is against Muslims..regarding the people who sound like Muslims, but are not.

Mohammad
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A fantastic collection. Thanks. Although beautiful mosques are not limited to these and as Amer mentioned “Al-Aqsa” is a great candidate and so is the “Taaj Mahal” in India.

Nabila
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The Taj Mahal itself is not a mosque, although there is a mosque next to it which is within the gardens.

sereal
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I think you missed one “Masjid – Dian Al-Mahri – Kubah Emas [The Gold Cube]” from Indonesia.

Here’s the picture:
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spydeeyk
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Agree.. :)

xpiderz
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Beautiful…The Most Beautiful places in the world….

JayDz
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Great Collection, Thank you :)

Jamshaid Ali QURESHI
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such a nice Masque

Ali
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Very nice mosques collection!
But I think you missing few…

Bob
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Unfortunately, yes. :-(

But don’t worry, I’ve been assured that islam is all about peace and love, so it’s all good.

ali
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Yes, well with over 1.5 billion Muslims, you’d certainly be hearing from us more often if it weren’t.

Bob
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That’s true, personally I’m more concerned with all the *Buddhist* suicide bombers, terrorists, et al.; since their numbers are similar and they are obviously the more violent of the two.

(But between you and me, it’s really the Hindu gangs we need to worry about)

Good thing you guys are so tolerant. Thank you for that.

izzat aziz
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extremist all religious have it, but as for current circumstance, extremist of Islam notice by the world more.

But let put all that aside, and enjoy the beauty of the masjid.

Saifur Rehman
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Mashallah! Great collection.

Arif Kabir
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Breathtaking collection – thanks for sharing!

anaosa
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Sub hanallaaah..

Milad
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Great work!
You forgot the mosques in Iran!
for example check “King Mosque” Located in Isfahan: (The original name of this Mosque is “King Mosque”,
and after the fucking islamic republic of Iran the name changed to “Imam Mosque”)
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or “Naser-ol-Molk” in Shiraz:
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You may google for “iran mosque” if you are interested.

B@D
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Amazing Architecture :) – Islamic culture is very royal.

Purple Spice
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WOW
Just beautiful.. MashAllah..

aditia
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wow… that very stunning … nice one

masjid portal
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Salam.

Here’s another floating one..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/energi/303340391/

tranquility is there.

Nauman
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amazing inspiration, just wondering on Badshahi masjid why its not pointing that which country has that masjid? where else every masjid has country?

Is it because its situated in pakistan?

Isaias Mulatinho
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I saw the same mosque, once in Damascus, once in Syria. There’s something wrong.

metpet
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Damascus is situated in Syria.

Isaias Mulatinho
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I’m Sorry. I should know it.

Doni
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Subhanallah…

Vahid
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Thanks :>

Shehzad
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Wow .. lovely collection . MashAllah..

AnggaRifandi
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You also need to add the Baiturrahman Mosque from Indonesia
Baiturrahman Mosque is one of the few mosques standing upright when the tsunami devastated Aceh, Indonesia

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7644933@N03/4191815154/

fajarfaqih
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I agree ;)

fajarfaqih
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I’m Muslim. Peace for All !! v^_^

MD Hussain Sk
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Awesome….Beautiful Collection..Keep Going…

Brother
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Thanks God for letting us to build such places and allowing us to mention his name and praise him inside. Peace to all

Abu William
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Hey, this is great, but isnt one mosque missing? the dome of rock mosque and the al aqsa?!

mahsa
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very nice collection, but it seems that the photographer has not seen the beautiful mosques of Iran like Sheikh lotfollah mosque and Imam mosque.

Miguel
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Actually the spanish Mezquita de Cordoba is a Catholic temple.

Alok
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Wow, These are just amazing beautiful places to pray our God.

Facebook video indir
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The architecture is stunning

tafeel
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Subhanallah

Faris
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beautiful

Zia
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MashaAllah Thanks Bro JazakAllah

Gus
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Is this article speak about design or religion or even a country??
I don’t see this is the right place to speak other than design.. so disappointing

Jack
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Me too man, I’m just web designer and who want to read all about web not about architectures, beautiful Flickr photos.

izzat aziz
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this web is all about finding what new and better. even you are web designer you need to open up a lil bit to other style.

if i am a client,i prefer web designer that more open to other stuff, and not just sticking in its cubical.

Mike Ebert
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One technique I’ve heard many times for improving (web) design is to seek inspiration from new sources. This would certainly qualify as a new source, one that most don’t consider when designing websites. Many web designers could learn a lot about color, proportion and the incorporation of curves into design from Muslim architecture.

Esrar Razvi
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Mike, brilliant observation. I agree with you and will try to get some inspiration from these works in my future projects.

Zaheer
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Greatest collection ever seen

Jack
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I thought Noupe.com is all about web design and graphic related design blog. What’s wrong with you guys I saw some useless compilations articles for designers these days. (I’m not talking about religions.) Just want to point out to do some useful design related articles. I’m subscriber since 2008, want you guys to focus on designs rather than compiling beautiful photos from Flickr and naming beautiful waterfallsssss… etc..

abeedo21
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very good collection
thanx

Shady M. Najib
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You should have added Masjid Al-Noor:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75354058@N00/1803230025/

Mohsen
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Beautiful Mosques in Islamic Republic of Iran:

Isfahan:
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Yazd:
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Mashhad:
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Nilou
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I just wants to mention that, in this collection, Isfahan Mosques should be added

Surajit Kayal
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Beautiful Mosques!

Abdullah
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Maged
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Very amazing and unique the Masjids are very beautiful

blog.islamedia.fr
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thanks and soubhana’Allah! :)

ilyas
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Awesome!! Thanks Bro JazakAllah

M.Alsaqaf
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Salam,

Thank you for the nice pictures and to all gyus for the links. Do you have any of Qurtaba mosque?

Muhammed

Lathif
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Nice to see this article…!

and nice photography of all masjids..

thank you for all, for posting this article..!

Banago
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Wow – thanks for those pictures!

Banago
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Wow – thanks for those images!

Waseem
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really great set…
here is one shot of Umayad mosque in Damascus:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/waseemasmar/3609473319

kind regards

almamun
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Thanks for this post. Thanks to the photographers.

Nafi
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Subhanallah Allahu Akbar!

MSH
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Nice collection. I didn’t know that Singapore has so beautiful mosques.

khurrum
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Most Excellent. Well done. Hats off to you !

annicse
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Dhaka is the city of mosque. There are thousands of mosques in Dhaka, and many more in Bangladesh. Here some of those:
1. “Bagha Mosque(15th century)”
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2. “Baitul Mukarram”
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3. “Satgambhuj Mosque”
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4. “Tara Mosque(Star Mosque)”
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sabbir
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Thanks from Bangladesh.

D. Anderson
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Thank you for sharing these pictures. The architectures took the mundane (mathematics of building design) and created more than was absolutely necessary. For what? …for the inspiration …for the beauty of the eye. All can learn from this.

M.
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I am german – i can post images of wonderful buildings made by nazis. Sarcasm.

Most, if not all, ppl dont understand that any mosque is the result of religious megalomania.

You dont need this buildings for prayers; but you need it for power demonstration and power abuse (social decomposition).

Humans are crazy = architecture is crazy. This should be worldwide illegal to give groups so big places. 99% of all muslims are isolated in germany – nobody like them – no mosque in germany change that.

almamun
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Islam never allows us such excessive show off. It tells us to beautify our mind/thought/soul rather than our houses, outlooks or else. We are recommended to donate money and wealth for others including poor, orphans, helpless, not spend on such magnificent structures. Allah (our god) calls them brother of Saitan(arch devil) who spends wealth unnecessarily.

As you said, some people need to demonstrate. Allah would be happier if we prayed under a tin-shed and made better use of that money.

metpet
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Creating beautiful things is is the result of divine influence – no matter what god you believe in. Creating is what mankind is supposed to do. Creativity comes from the creator.

BTW, i’m German too and i don’t feel like Muslims are hated. There are some cultural and social problems, that are not significantly connected with religion but with the fact, that Germany was hiring millions of the most uneducated peasants from turkey in the 60’s to rebuild Germany. That has nothing to do with religion but with major social and educational differences. Just my thoughts on that.

Esskal
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Many non-Muslima have visited these mosques and have accepted Islam after they felt extraordinary serenity and sense of peace while they were there. So if we look at the bright side, it’s not that bad either.

Esskal
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I needed to add that I do agree with what you said at the end of your post. I am certainly not in the favour of investing in constructing masajid at controversial sites when the amount can go to much needed people suffering from natural disasters. Such an attitude is pure selfishness.

Fas Khan
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Hello M (from Germany), I think its not your mistake you been following media. These building are not to show the power of muslims,
Main reason for big building is to accomodate huge amouunt of people in religious acitivies. I guess you never been to Mosque neither you know anything about any religion not just Islam.
I live in England I know many German people and never heard such hatred I think you are alone in that. Try to think positive manner It might help.
The fundamental concept of Islam is to be humble and kill the pride. No to show off things.

Tabi
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Well done, you are doing really great job, Proud to be a Muslim, I also did a post about 40 Most beautiful Mosques Around The World on my blog. http://thewondrous.com/40-most-beautiful-mosques-around-the-world/

M Rizwan
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Fas Khan
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yeah its beautiful collection

Fas Khan
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can you add the location and the name of Masjid ? just an idea …

abdul
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I have the Victory,
I have the Prosperity,
I have the Happiness,
I have the Success,
I have all that What you Want,
You need me And I need you,
If you Love me, Everybody will Love you,
If you Avoid me, You will be Ruined Soon..
My Name Is “NAMAZ”

Maqbool
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MASHAALLAH AND JAZAKALLAH

M.D.jalal ansari
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The best message ever
“some one who can”t accept you at ur worst time.has no right to be with u at u r best time.happy ramzan .In advance.hello it is jalal for hyd.ur msg is so nice

M Rizwan
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i like all the mosque vaey deeply.

Milagros Mata Gil
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Thanks for Sharing. Beautiful collection, but the most important is the essence of God.

sksd
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VERY NICE!!!!!

anshad abdu
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Awsome Collection!!!!!!!!!!!!

Safi
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amazing but u forgot Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan – Russia
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mahir/3908095603/
it’s soo wonderful

ZAID
Guest

Islam is a perfect religion and has so much to offer. technology has made it more easy to learn about Islam, so I advice my non-Muslim friends to study Islam and make a fair judgment.

Mahboob
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Breathtaking collection .Mashaallah . thanks for sharing…………….

edge
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beautiful……….

Saifu
Guest

nice…where is Delhi Juma Masjid?

Allahverdi
Guest

Wow. really great collection. These masjids are breathtaking..

Respect for sharing

Md Neyaz Alam Bhairopatti Darbhagna Bihar
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Md Neyaz Alam Bhairopatti Darbhagna Bihar

Massa Allah its very nice collection for understood of islam i.e ture religion in the world.

Um shoeb
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Assalamu Alaykum.
I really enjoyed this amazing pictures.I’m a french teacher , and would like to ask your permission to use it in a lesson about muslim around the world for my students.

Wainting for your reply jazakum Allahu Khayran.

farhan
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sssalm o allaukum very beautiful pics i like

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