Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

First of all, a very happy Ramadan (Ramadan Kareem) to the Muslim ummah! Ramadan is a very special time, one of contemplation, community, charity, celebration and, most of all, faith. It’s a time of sacrifice and solidarity, peace and perseverance; a time to ask forgiveness for one’s sins.

In honor of the start of Ramadan, I collected images of some of the most beautiful and astonishing masjids (masjid is the Arabic word for mosque) around the world. Photos are not mine except where noted. Enjoy!

Masjids in the Middle East

Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia


Masjid An-Nawabi in Medina, Saudi Arabia  Masjid Ar-Rahman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

Masjid Al Khobar, Khobar, Saudi Arabia

 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al-Daleh Masjid in Sana’aa, Yemen (2008) 

Al-Aqsa Masjid (Dome of the Rock), Jerusalem, Palestine
dome_of_the_rock1344396364224 Mohammed Ali Masjid, Cairo, Egypt

64675_442974947166_6466628_n (1) Random roadside mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

65925_443065897166_3782086_nAl Nour Masjid in Cairo, Egypt (1973)230087_10150187306037167_5815543_n Mosque in Cairo, Egypt267560_10150242218642167_6530160_n

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco69236_10151822259652167_1427226805_n Koutubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco1043934_10151822293487167_1523168694_n

Masjid Mohammed Al Amin in Beirut, Lebanon

Umm Al-Qusra Masjid, Baghdad, Iraqumm al qura mosque

Masjid Samarra, Samarra, Iraq (851)

great-mosque-samarra-1[2] iran

Masjid Nasr Al Mulk, Shiraz, Iran (1888)nasir al mulk mosque iran Masjid Al-Noor in Bandar Deylam, Iran

Hazrat Ali Shrine, Mazar-i-sharif, Afghanistan
shrine of hazrat ali afghanistan

Sayyeda Zeinab Mosque, Damascus, SyriaSayyeda-Zeinab-Mosque-in-Damascus-Syria-1024x738Masjid Al Rahman, Aleppo, Syriaal rahman mosque aleppoThe Umayyad Masjid in Damascus, Syria6020846-The_Umayyad_Mosque-_Damascus-0Masjid Abu Darwish in Amman, Jordanabu darwish mosque amman Masjid Al Jame Al Kabir in Benghazi, Libyaal jame mosque libyaAl Rehman Masjid in Baghdad, Iraq
al reman mosque baghdad Masjid Al Askari, Samarra, Iraq
Al_Askari_Mosque iraqMasjid Hasawiyyah, Baghdad, Iraq
hasawiyah mosque iraqMasjid Badshadi, Lahore, PakistanBadshahi_Mosque_July_1_2005_pic32_by_Ali_Imran_(1)

Masjids of Europe

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey  Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey 

Grand Mosquee de Paris, Paris, France45223_428000417166_445348_n 45223_428000422166_5867700_n

Qolsharif Masjid in Kazan, Russia (rebuilt 2005)

Masjids of Africa

Abuja National Masjid, Nigeria (1984)

Masjid Djenna in Timbuktu, Malitimbuktu maliMasjids of Asia

Central Mosque, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan 


Sultan Ali Omar Saifuddin Masjid in Brunei 

The Crystal Masjid in Malaysia

 Baiturrahman Grand Masjid in Banda Aceh, Indonesia (1873)

 Tokyo Masjid in Tokyo, Japan (1938)

Masjid Argam Bab Al Rahaman, Palu 


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