attractions The World's Biggest Mosques  

Brian Platz
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This is a list of the biggest mosques in the world, with lots of photographs. Of the largest mosques in the world, the biggest is of course the one in Mecca, Masjid al-Haram. Mosques are the house of worship for Muslims, the followers of Islam. Mosques began on the Arabian peninsula, but today can be found on every major continent.

While mosques may be a center of controversy today in some parts of the world, one has to admit that many of them are grand, beautiful buildings. Since this is a list of the biggest mosques in the world, many of these will also be the most impressive.

What is the largest mosque in the world? Take a look at this list and you'll get that answer along with seeing what are the other big mosques.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The World's Biggest Mosques
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Located in Israel. Capacity: 5000.

City/Town: Jerusalem, Israel

Structural Height (m): 83.0

Created By: Az-Zahir

Style: Islamic architecture

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Al Fateh Grand Mosque is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's Biggest Mosques
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Located in Bahrain. Capacity: 7000.

Opened: Jan 01 1990

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Al-Masjid an-Nabawi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's Biggest Mosques
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Located in Saudi Arabia. Capacity: 650000.

City/Town: Saudi Arabia

Opened: Jan 01 0622

Structural Height (m): 105.0

Architect: Muhammad

Created By: Muhammad

Style: Ottoman Turkish architecture, Classical architecture, Contemporary architecture, Islamic architecture

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Badshahi Mosque is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's Biggest Mosques
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Located in Pakistan. Capacity: 100000.

City/Town: Punjab, Pakistan, Pakistan

Opened: Jan 01 1673

Structural Height (m): 68.75

Style: Mughal architecture, Islamic architecture

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