A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for salah (prayer). The imam leads the prayer. There are many largest mosque in the world but here is a list of top ten largest mosque in the world. so lets see the top ten largest mosque in the world with their detail.
10. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the 10th largest Mosque in the world located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest Mosque in the country. The size of Sheikh Zayed Mosque is 22,000 squire meters. Sheikh Zayed Mosque has a capacity of 40,000 people to pray at once in this Mosque.Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
9. Faisal Mosque
Faisal Mosque is the 9th largest Mosque in the world. The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan located in the national capital city of Islamabad. its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshipers.
8. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is the 8th largest Mosque in the world located in Delhi, India. The Mosque was built in the year 1656. Jama Masjid has the capacity of 85,000 Worshipers.
7. Badshahi Mosque
Badshahi Mosque is the seventh largest Mosque in the world and the largest Mosque in Pakistan. Badshahi Mosque is located in Lahore Pakistan. This Mosque was completed in 1673. Badshahi Mosque has a capacity of 100,000 worshipers. Construction of the Badshahi Mosque was ordered in May 1671 by the sixth Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, who assumed the title Alamgir, it was completed after two years in April 1673.
6. Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II Mosque is the sixth largest Mosque in the world. Hassan II Mosque is located in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 6th largest mosque in the world. Hassan II Mosque has a capacity of 105,000 worshipers. The Mosque was completed in 1993.
5. Istiqlal Mosque
Istiqlal Mosque is the fifth largest Mosque in the world. Istiqlal Mosque is located in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Istiqlal Mosque has a capacity of 120,000 worshipers.
Taj-ul-Masajid is the fourth largest Mosque in the world that is located in Bhopal, India. Taj-ul-Masajid was completed in 1901. The mosque is also used as a madrasah (Islamic study) during the day time. Taj ul Masajid has a capacity of 400,000 worshipers.
3. Imam Reza shrine
Imam Reza shrine is the third largest Mosque in the world. Imam Reza shrine is located in Mashhad, Iran. Imam Reza shrine is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest in capacity. The shrine itself covers an area of 598,657 squire meters. Imam Reza shrine has a capacity of 700,000 worshipers.
2. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi is the second largest Mosque in the world. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi is located in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is the second holiest site in Islam. It was the second mosque built in history and one of the largest mosques in the world. Its history begins from 622. The original mosque was built by Muhammad (PBUH) next to the house where he settled after his journey to Medina in 622 AD.
1. Masjid al-Haram
Masjid al Haram is the largest Mosque in the world. Masjid al Haram is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the first holiest site in Islam. it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while performing daily prayers and is Islam’s holiest place. Masjid al-Haram has the capacity of 820,000 worshipers. The current structure covers an area of 356,800 square meters. The history of this Mosque begins from 638.