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Top 10 Largest Mosques In The World

6 Sep 2011 by

Top 10 largest Mosques in the worldThe word Mosque is derived from the Arabic word “Masjid”. It is a place of worship for followers of Islam, where Muslims are expected to pray five times a day, preferably at morning, midday, afternoon, sunset and evening.

We have put together the list of Top 10 Largest Mosques In The World w.r.t capacity (No. of Worshipers).

10- Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed MosqueThe tenth largest Mosque in the world (and first largest Mosque in the country) is Sheikh Zayed Mosque situated in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It covers an area of almost 22,000 square meter (5.4 acres) and has the capacity of 40,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 2007.

9- Faisal Mosque

Faisal MosqueThe nineth largest Mosque in the world is Faisal Masjid situated in Islamabad, Pakistan. It covers an area of almost 43,295.8 square meter (10.6 acres) and has the capacity of 74,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 1986.

8- Jama Masjid

Jama MasjidThe eighth largest Mosque in the world is Jama Masjid situated in Delhi, India. The mosque is about 22561 feet (8058m) long and 258258 inch feet (549 m) wide and has the capacity of 85,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 1656.

7- Badshahi Mosque

Badshahi MosqueThe seventh largest Mosque in the world (and first largest Mosque in the country) is Badshahi Mosque situated in Lahore, Pakistan. It covers an area of almost 29,867.2 square meter (7.3 acres) and has the capacity of 100,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 1673.

6- Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II MosqueThe sixth largest Mosque in the world (and first largest Mosque in the country) is Hassan II Mosque situated in Casablanca, Morocco. It covers an area of almost 90,000 square meter (22.2 acres) and has the capacity of 105,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 1993.

5- Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal MosqueThe fifth largest Mosque in the world is Masjid Istiqlal situated in Jakarta, Indonesia. It covers an area of almost 95,000 square meter (23.4 acres) and has the capacity of 120,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 1978.

4- Taj-ul-Masajid

The fourth largest Mosque in the world (and first largest Mosque in the country) is Taj-ul-Masajid situated in Bhopal, India. It covers an area of almost 400,000 square meter (98 acres) and has the capacity of 175,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 1901.

3- Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

Al-Masjid al-NabawiIt is the third largest Mosque in the world situated in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It covers an area of almost 400,500 square meter (99 acres) and has the capacity of 650,000 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 622.

2- Imam Reza Shrine 

Imam Reza Shrine It is the second largest mosque in the world situated  in Mashhad, Iran. It covers an area of almost 598,657 square meter (148 acres) and has the capacity of 700,000 Worshipers. It was built in the year 818.

1- Masjid al-Haram

Masjid al-HaramIt is the largest Mosque in the world situated in Mecca (Makkah), Saudi Arabia. It covers an area of almost 400,800 square meter (90 acres) and has the capacity of 820,00 Worshipers. The Mosque was built in the year 638.


Faisal

Faisal is from Islamabad and likes to write about sports and current events.


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