World’s seven largest Mosques
Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Masjid-ul-Haram the religious center and holiest place for all the Muslims round the globe is the largest mosque in the world. This mosque is also known as the grand Mosque. It’s lcated in the holy city of Mecca and surrounds the Kaaba. It has a capacity to accommodate four million pilgrimages during Hajj period.
Al-Masjid al-Nabwi also known as the resting place of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the second holiest and largest mosque in the world. It is located in Medina
Imam Reza Shrine
The third largest mosque in the world is Imam Reza Shrine located in Mashhad, Iran. The mosque has Goharshad mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries a large prayer hall, other buildings and Razavi University of Islamic Sciences located over the land it covers.
Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia in term of capacity and fourth largest in the world. Istiqlal is a Arabic word which means “independence”. This mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian independence as God’s blessings.
The Hassan II Mosque
The Hassan II Mosque located in Casablanca Morroco is considered the fifth largest mosque in the world. This mosque was designed by a French architect Michael Pinseau. It has the room to accommodate 25k worshippers in its hall and total capacity for 105k worshippers by including its adjoining grounds capacity. It has the world’s tallest minaret at 210 m.
Faisal Mosque also known as the national mosque of Pakistan is the sixth largest mosque in the world and largest mosque of Pakistan in term of its size. It is located in the capital city Islamabad.
Grand Jamia Mosque
Grand Jamia Mosque located in Bahria town Lahore, Pakistan. It is the seventh largest mosque in the world and is said to be the largest mosque of Pakistan in terms of accommodating worshipers. They have an indoor capacity of 25k in its hall and total capacity of 70k. The mosque was inaugurated by former president of Pakistan this week.