- 1. Malacca Strait Mosque / Malaysia
- 2. Pink Mosque / Malaysia
- 3. Jamias Hasnar Boskia Mosque / Brunei
- 4. Blue Mosque / Turkey
- 5. Muhammadary Mosque / Egypt
- 6. Emile Abdelkabul Mosque / Algeria
- 7. Mud Mosque / Republic of Mali
- 8. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / United Arab Emirates
- 9. Imam Mosque / Iran
- 10. Cordoba Mezquita / Spain
Malacca Strait Mosque / Malaysia
The world’s most beautiful mosques, the first to introduce is the “Melaka Straits Mosque” in the city of Malacca, Malaysia , commonly known as the “Melaka Straits Mosque”. This mosque, which stands along the coast of the world heritage city of Malacca, seems to be floating in the sea at high tide.
This mosque has a very beautiful colorful stained glass pattern on the white wall, and when the weather is nice, the sun shines into the hall and it looks even more colorful. It is said that the recommended way to see the beauty of this mosque is to tour the building before sunset and see the mosque from the coast when the sunset sets.
Pink Mosque / Malaysia
Next, I would like to introduce “Masjid Putra”, also known as “Pink Mosque”, also in Putrajaya, Malaysia. This mosque, whose pale pink appearance is eye-catching, has its outer walls and minaret filled with rosy granite mosaics.
The highlight of this mosque is the beautiful arabesque drawn on the ceiling inside the mosque. The beautiful arabesque with different shades of pink and the gentle blue stained glass create a calming and vivid harmony, and it is a beauty that makes you want to sit and look at it forever.
Jamias Hasnar Boskia Mosque / Brunei
Next, I would like to introduce the “Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque” in Brunei, a country with many magnificent mosques. This mosque, located a short distance from the city, was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the throne of the king and was completed in 1994 over eight years.
Since it was built for the king, the entire mosque has a magnificent atmosphere. The interior of the mosque is luxuriously decorated with marble and gold, and you can see that every detail from the floor to the ceiling is particular about beauty.
Blue Mosque / Turkey
Next, I would like to introduce “Sultanahmet Camii”, commonly known as “Blue Mosque”, located in Istanbul, a popular tourist destination in Turkey. Built in the early 17th century during the Ottoman Empire, this mosque is said to be “the most beautiful mosque in the world” due to its design that fuses Western and Asian cultures and its slightly blue coloration.
Passing through the solemn exterior and entering the mosque, you will be fascinated by the delicate decoration. The large dome-shaped building in the center of the mosque is 27.5 meters in diameter, and the arabesque on the ceiling is meticulously adorned with bright blue decorative tiles and stained glass. Please come and visit the “Blue Mosque” that has impressed many people.
Muhammad Mosque / Egypt
Next, I would like to introduce the “Mohamed Ali Mosque,” which is located in an Islamic state where 90% of the population is Muslim. This mosque is said to have been built by the king Muhammad Ali, who ruled Egypt in the early 19th century, modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Turkey.
It is a mosque with several small domes surrounding many domes, which is rare in Egypt, and it is also characterized by the fact that you can see European architectural designs in various places in the mosque. Once inside the mosque, a huge chandelier shines in the center and combines with the small lights and arabesques around it to create a different world atmosphere.
Emile Abdelkabul Mosque / Algeria
Next, I would like to introduce the “Emir Abdelkader Mosque” in Algeria, an African country where the Sahara desert spreads. This mosque, located overseas in the tourist city of Constantine in Algeria, features a glittering and beautiful appearance, such as the marble road that extends in front of the mosque and the exterior made of one-sided marble.
The minaret of this mosque is 107m, which is higher than other mosques, and the appearance is solemn and feels inaccessible. The mosque has a mysterious atmosphere with sunlight shining through it, and detailed arabesques and sculptures are dug from the pillars to the ceiling.
Mud Mosque / Republic of Mali
Next, I would like to introduce the “Great Mosque of Djenné”, commonly known as the “Mud Mosque”, located in the old town of Djenne, a World Heritage Site in the Republic of Mali. This mosque in Djenne, which retains the historic cityscape of the 13th century, is made entirely of dry mud.
This mosque is said to be a “World Heritage Site that will not be seen in 100 years”, and it is a mosque that has been restored by the locals to maintain its shape. Also, although this mosque can be seen from the outside, it is considered to be a very sacred place where only Muslims can enter.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / United Arab Emirates
Next up is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Named after the founder, this mosque is one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world and is visited by more than 3 million tourists every year.
The white mosques that express devotion are all made of marble, and when the weather is nice, the marble reflects the light and is so dazzling that you can’t even dazzle. The large marble flower mosaic inside is breathtakingly beautiful. Of course, the interior is also gorgeous and decorated with Persian carpets and detailed arabesques.
Imam Mosque / Iran
Next, I would like to introduce the “Shah Mosque” in Isfahan, Iran. This mosque on the south side of “Imam Square” where Persian architecture creates beautiful scenery is a mosque made for the former king, and the night view reflected in the pond in the square is very fantastic.
At the Imam Mosque, the tile work that decorates the main gate that welcomes the believers is Muqarnas (honeycomb-shaped decoration), which is a detailed and vivid design that will be remembered by visitors. The inside of the dome is filled with blue and yellow tiles, making it the only beautiful decoration in the world.
Cordoba Mezquita / Spain
The most beautiful mosque in the world, the last one I would like to introduce is the “Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba” in the city of Cordoba in southern Spain. “Mezquita” is the Spanish word for mosque. This mosque is a fusion of a Christian cathedral and an Islamic mosque, which is rare in the world.
The most famous of these Mezquitas is the square with a series of horseshoe-shaped arches. About 850 arches are believed to have been created in an artistic sense rather than to support the building. The mosque, which was originally a mosque and was rebuilt for use as a church by Christians who later conquered it, can also be seen here and there.