List of Mosques

This as a list of famous mosques around the world.

AMJ Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
A Arab group
C Central Asia
CH Chinese group
M Mouride
I Iranian
SH Shia
SA Saudi Arabia
SO Somali style
S Sunni
SEA Southeast Asia
TJ Tablighi Jamaat
T Turkish/Ottoman group
U Unknown/undetermined
Name Images Country City Year Group Remarks
Abdul Rahman Mosque Afghanistan Kabul 2009 U The largest mosque of Afghanistan.
Shrine of the Cloak
Afghanistan Kandahar 18th century U Also known as the Friday Mosque of Kandahar, it houses the cloak worn by the Prophet Muhammad.
Friday Mosque of Herat
Afghanistan Herat 1446 C The mosque was the city's first congregational mosque, built on the site of two smaller Zorastrian Fire temples destroyed by earthquake and fire.
Shrine of Hazrat Ali
Afghanistan Mazari Sharif  ? U also known as Blue Mosque or Rawze-e-Sharif
Et'hem Bey Mosque
Albania Tirana 1823 T Located in the centre of Albania's capital, the mosque was closed during communist rule until 1991.
Great Mosque of Algiers
Algeria Algiers 1097[1] U
Ketchaoua Mosque
Algeria Algiers 1612 U
King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center
Argentina Buenos Aires 2006 SA Largest mosque in Latin America. Named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
Blue Mosque
Armenia Yerevan 1766 SH
Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Australia Auburn (Sydney) 1979 T Turkish Sunni Muslims
Lakemba Mosque Australia Lakemba (Sydney) 1977 U Lebanese Moslems Association. Also known as the Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque after Ali
Telfs Mosque
Austria Telfs 1998 U Minaret later built in 2006
Vienna Islamic Centre
Austria Vienna 1977 U Built in order of rey Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz.
Rasheed Mosque Austria Vienna 2005 U Built by Muslims of Ghana, Nigeria and Benin.
Mosque Bad Vöslau
Austria Bad Vöslau 2009 U Built by Muslims of Turkey, has two small minarets
Al Fateh Mosque Bahrain Juffair 2006 U Named for Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Khalifa
Baitul Mukarram
Bangladesh Dhaka 1960s U National mosque. It is the 10th largest mosque in the world.
Kakrail Mosque
Bangladesh Dhaka TJ The center of all Tablighi activities.
Sixty Dome Mosque
Bangladesh Bagerhat Sadar Upazila 15th century (early) U It is one of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bangladesh
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
Bangladesh Dhaka 1705 U
Shona Mosque(Golden Mosque) Bangladesh Chapai Nawabganj 1493 U The fifteen domes of the mosque were once gilded in gold, giving the mosque the name of Small Golden Mosque or as it is generally known, the Chhoto Shona Masjid
Bagha Mosque Bangladesh Rajshahi 1523 U It is known for its ornamental terracotta decorations.
Ferhadija Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka 1579 T The Republika Srpska authorities ordered the demolition of the entire Ferhadija and Arnaudija mosque complexes. The Serb militia blew up the Ferhadija Mosque on the night of 6–7 May 1993. The mosque is under reconstruction. Named for Ferhat-paša Sokolović
Emperor's Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1462 T Named for Suleiman the Magnificent
Ali Pasha's Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1560 T Named for Hadim Ali Pasha
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1531 T Named for Gazi Husrev-beg
Karadzozbey Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar 1557 T In the Second World War it was severely damaged, and in the Bosnian War it was almost completely destroyed.
Mesquita Foz do Iguaçu
Brazil Foz do Iguaçu
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 1959 SEA National mosque. Named for Omar Ali Saifuddien III
Dongguan Mosque
China Xining 14th century
Niujie Mosque
China Beijing 996 CH
Id Kah Mosque
China Kashgar, Xinjiang 1442 C
Muslim Mosque in Lhasa
China Lhasa, Tibet  ? C
Great Mosque of Xi'an
China Xi'an, Shaanxi 742 CH One's of the world oldest functioning mosques. It was first built in the Tang Dynasty (Emperor Xuanzong, 685–762)
Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre
China Kowloon, Hong Kong 1984
Jamia Mosque
China Kowloon, Hong Kong 1849
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab
Colombia Maicao 1997 U Second largest mosque in Latin America, and largest in Colombia. Named for Umar
Hamoudi Mosque
Djibouti Djibouti City 1906 SO Built by Haji Hamoudi. Among the older standing masjids in the city.
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Egypt Cairo Citadel 1848 T Most visible site in the city. Named for Muhammad Ali of Egypt
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Egypt Cairo 1356 U Named for al-Nasir Badr al-Din Abu al-Ma'aly al-Hassan
Al-Hakim Mosque
Egypt Cairo 928 U Built by the Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
Al-Azhar Mosque
Egypt Cairo 969 U National mosque
Al-Hussein Mosque
Egypt Cairo 1154 U Named for Husayn ibn Ali.
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Egypt Cairo 876–879 U Named for Ahmad ibn Tulun
El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque
Egypt Alexandria 1219 U Named for Ahmed Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi
Al Qa'ed Ibrahim Mosque
Egypt Alexandria 1948 U
Sheikh Hanafi Mosque
Eritrea Massawa 1400s A Eritrea's oldest mosque. Built with coral.
Grand Mosque of Évry France Évry 1995 A
Paris Mosque
France Paris 1926 A
Khadija Mosque
Germany Berlin 2008 Named for Khadijah bint Khuwaylid
Periamet Masjid India Chennai 1838 U
Jamia Masjid India Ambur S
Old Jumma Masjid
India Kilakarai 628-630; rebuilt 1023 U Also known as Meen Kada Palli, it is the first mosque built in India and outside the Arabian Peninsula, and fourth oldest in the world.
Cheraman Juma Masjid
India Kodungallur 629 U The first mosque in India. Named for Cheraman Perumal
Jama Masjid
India Delhi 1656 U The largest mosque in India. Also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā after Shah Jahan
India Hyderabad 1591 U "Mosque of the four minarets" (located on the top floor) is actually only part of the structure which is actually a landmark monument constructed in the early years of the city's founding in the 16th century.
Adina Masjid India English Bazar 1363 Sultan Sikandar Shah At the time, the largest mosque of South Asia.
Mecca Masjid
India Hyderabad 1617–94 U One of the oldest mosques and the biggest mosque located in Hyderabad, India. Named after Mecca for the bricks made from the city's soil transported to India.
Ziarat Shareef
India Kakrala 1980 U Built by Hazrat Shah Saqlain Miyan. The name comes from ziyarat and refers to pilgrimages.
Agung Demak Mosque
Indonesia Demak 1466 SEA Oldest Mosque in Java
Menara Kudus Mosque
Indonesia Kudus 1549 SEA Old mosque in Java, preserving pre-Islamic structures.
Raya Baiturrahman Mosque
Indonesia Banda Aceh 1881 SEA Largest mosque in Aceh, one of oldest mosques in Indonesia
Yogyakarta Grand Mosque
Indonesia Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 1773 SEA Royal mosque of the Yogyakarta Sultanate
Cheng Ho Mosque
Indonesia Surabaya 2002 SEA Chinese-styled mosque. Some of Java's earliest Muslim communities were Chinese.
Istiqlal Mosque
Indonesia Jakarta 1975 SEA National mosque, largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Initially criticised for un-Indonesian design.
Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
Iran Isfahan  ? I The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century.
Shah Mosque
Iran Isfahan 1611 I Named for Abbas I of Persia it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Imam Ridha Mosque
Iran Mashhad  ? I Shrine of Ali ar-Ridha, the 8th Twelver Shia Imam
Ma'soomah Qom Shrine
Iran Qom  ? I Shrine of Fātima bint Mūsā, sister of Ali ar-Ridha.
Imam Husayn Shrine
Iraq Karbala 680 U National mosque. The shrine of Husayn ibn Ali, the 3rd Twelver Shia Imam
Al Abbas Mosque
Iraq Karbala 680 U National mosque. Shrine of Al-Abbas ibn Ali son of Ali and brother of Husayn ibn Ali
Imam Ali Mosque
Iraq Najaf  ? U Shrine of Ali the 4th Sunni Rashidun and the 1st Shia Imam
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque
Iraq Kadhimiya  ? U Shrine of Musa al-Kadhim and Muhammad al-Taqi the 7th and 9th Twelver Shia Imams
Al-Askari Mosque
Iraq Samarra  ? U Mosque with golden dome and shrine of Ali al-Hadi and Hasan al-Askari the 10th and 11th Twelver Shia Imams
Great Mosque of Samarra
Iraq Samarra 852 U
Mahmood Mosque
Israel Haifa 1931 AMJ
Hassan Bek Mosque
Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo 1916 T Named for Hassan Bek, Jaffa's Turkish-Arab governor
Jezzar Pasha Mosque
Israel Acre 1781 T Named for Jezzar Pasha
Sidna Ali Mosque
Israel Herzliya 13th century U Named for Sidna Ali, one of Saladins lieutenants
Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israel/Palestine Jerusalem 705 U National mosque
Dome of the Rock
Palestine]] Jerusalem 691 U Not really a mosque but an Islamic shrine. Oldest extant Islamic building in the world.
Mosque of Rome
Italy Rome 1994 The largest mosque in Europe.
Kobe Mosque
Japan Kobe 1935 T
Abu Darweesh Mosque
Jordan Amman 1961 U Circassian community
King Abdullah I Mosque
Jordan Amman 1982–89 U Circassian community. Named for Abdullah I of Jordan
Grand Mosque Of Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City 1979–1986 U The mosque is located in Kuwait City.
Imam Hussein Mosque
Kuwait Kuwait City 1979–1986 U Named for Husayn ibn Ali, the 3rd Twelver Shia Imam
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
Lebanon Beirut  ? T
Zahir Mosque
Malaysia Alor Setar 1912 SEA
Jamek Mosque
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1909 SEA
National Mosque of Malaysia
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1965 SEA National mosque
Federal Territory Mosque Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 2000 SEA
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Malaysia Shah Alam 1988 SEA Named for Salahuddin of Selangor
Putra Mosque
Malaysia Putrajaya 1999 SEA
Great Mosque of Djenné
Mali Djenné 1300 U The first mosque on the site was built in the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907.
Djinguereber Mosque
Mali Timbuktu 1327 U
Chinguetti Mosque
Mauritania Chinguetti  ? U
Jummah Masjid Mauritius Port Louis 1853 U One of the first mosques built in the Indian Ocean
Hassan II Mosque Morocco Casablanca 1993 U
Koutoubia Mosque
Morocco Marrakech 1158 U Named for Hassan II of Morocco
Canterbury Mosque
New Zealand Christchurch, Canterbury U
Abuja National Mosque
Nigeria Abuja 1984 U National mosque
Great Mosque of Kano Nigeria Kano  ? U
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Oman Muscat 2001 A National mosque. Named for Qaboos bin Said al Said
Faisal Mosque
Pakistan Islamabad 1986 U Named for Faisal of Saudi Arabia, it is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and one of the largest mosques in the world.
Mahabat Khan Mosque
Pakistan Peshawar 1630 U Built by Shah Jehan. Named for the governor of Peshawar, Mahabat Khan
Badshahi Mosque
Pakistan Lahore 1673 U Built by Aurangzeb. One of the largest mosques in the world.
Wazir Khan Mosque
Pakistan Lahore 1642 U Built by Shah Jahan
Shah Jahan Mosque
Pakistan Thatta 1647 U Named for Shah Jahan
Masjid e Tooba
Pakistan Karachi 1969 U
Pakistan Rabwah 1972 AMJ
Mosque of Omar
Palestinian territories Bethlehem 1860 U Named for Umar
Great Mosque of Gaza
Palestinian territories Gaza 1344 U
El Centro Cultural Islamico de Colón
Panama Colón
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid Philippines Cotabato City 2011 SEA The largest mosque in the Philippines. Funded by and named after Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei.
Masjid Al-Dahab
Philippines Manila 1976 SEA
Lisbon Mosque
Portugal Lisbon 1988 U
Qolsharif Mosque Russia Kazan 2005 C Republic of Tatarstan, reputedly the largest mosque in Europe.
Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Russia Moscow 1904 U
King Saud Mosque Saudi Arabia Jeddah 1987 SA Named for Saud of Saudi Arabia
Masjid al-Haram
Saudi Arabia Mecca 638, 1571 U International mosque, home of Kaaba
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi
Saudi Arabia Medina 622, 1817 SA
Great Mosque at Touba
Senegal Touba 1963 M A major annual pilgrimage, called the Grand Magal, attracts between one and two million people from all over Senegal and beyond to the mosque each year.
Bajrakli Mosque
Serbia Belgrade around 1575 T
Masjid Sultan
Singapore Singapore 1826 SEA Named for Sultan Hussain Shah
Arba Rucun mosque
Somalia Mogadishu 992 SO
Fakr ad-Din Mosque
Somalia Mogadishu 1269 SO Oldest mosque in Mogadishu. Built by the Sultanate of Mogadishu's first Sultan, Fakr ad-Din.
Mosque of Islamic Solidarity
Somalia Mogadishu 1987 SO National mosque. Largest masjid in the Horn of Africa.
Habibia Soofie Saheb Jamia Masjid
South Africa Cape Town 1905 S Third largest Masjid and second Largest Islamic Complex in Southern Africa. Built in 1905 by Shah Goolam Muhammad Soofie Saheb of Durban
Seoul Central Mosque
South Korea Seoul 1976
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
Sri Lanka Colombo 1909 U Designed to resemble the Jamek Mosque.
Hajja Soad Mosque
Sudan Khartoum  ? U
Umayyad Mosque
Syria Damascus 715 U National mosque
Taipei Grand Mosque
Taiwan Taipei 1947 S Largest and oldest mosque in Taiwan
Kaohsiung Mosque
Taiwan Kaohsiung 1949 S
Taipei Cultural Mosque
Taiwan Taipei 1950 S
Taichung Mosque
Taiwan Taichung 1951 S
Longgang Mosque
Taiwan Zhongli 1967 S
Tainan Mosque
Taiwan Tainan 1996 S
At-Taqwa Mosque
Taiwan Dayuan 2013 S
300 Years Mosque Thailand Ban Talo Mano, Tambon Subo Sawo, Narathiwat 1624 SEA
Baan Haw Mosque
Thailand Chiang Mai  ? SEA
Mosque of Uqba
Tunisia Kairouan 670 U Named for Uqba ibn Nafi
Al-Zaytuna Mosque
Tunisia Tunis 703 U
Eyüp Sultan Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1458 T The tomb and mosque of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari
Fatih Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1463–1771 T The mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1766 and rebuilt in 1771
Kocatepe Mosque
Turkey Ankara 1987 T
New Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1665 T
Ortaköy Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1854 T The mosque was designed in neo-baroque style.
Sabancı Central Mosque
Turkey Adana 1998 T
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ("Blue Mosque")
Turkey Istanbul 1609–1616 T National mosque. Named for Ahmed I
Suleymaniye Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1550–1557 T
Selimiye Mosque
Turkey Edirne 1568–1574 T Named for Selim II
Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmenistan Ashgabat 1998 C named for Ertuğrul
Kipchak Mosque
Turkmenistan Gypjak 2004 named for Saparmurat Niyazov
Gökdepe Mosque
Turkmenistan Gokdepe 1998 named for Saparmurat Niyazov
Mary Mosque
Turkmenistan Mary 2009 named for Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 2000 A National mosque. Named for Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Grand Mosque of Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai 1998 A
Baitul Futuh
United Kingdom London 2003 AMJ Currently the largest mosque in United Kingdom
East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre
United Kingdom London 2003 AMJ Currently one of the largest and oldest mosques United Kingdom with a capacity of 5,000.
Mosque Tucson
United States Tucson (Arizona)  ? AMJ
Tucson Islamic Center, University of Arizona
United States Tucson (Arizona)  ? U
Mosque Maryam
United States Chicago (Illinois)  ? NoI Originally a Greek Orthodox church, purchased in 1972 by the Nation of Islam. Named for Mary (Maryam
Mosque No. 7
United States New York City (New York)  ? Established by Malcolm X. Held the offices for Marcus Garvey. Currently a Sunni Mosque. Houses an interfaith room where Christian parishioners from a condemned church worship.
Al-Sadiq Mosque
United States Chicago (Illinois) 1922 AMJ Named for Muhammad Sadiq
Islamic Center of America
United States Dearborn (Michigan) 2005 SH
Islamic Center of Washington
United States Washington 1957 U
Ulugh Beg Madrasa
Uzbekistan Samarkand  ? C Named for Ulugh Beg
Mosque of Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ibrahim
Venezuela Caracas 1993 U
Al Muhdhar Mosque
Yemen Tarim 1914 U The minaret is 53 m (174 ft) high, the tallest in Yemen.
Al Saleh Mosque Yemen Sana'a 2008 U The largest mosque in Yemen, capacity of over 30,000.
Blue Mosque, Tabriz
Iran Tabriz 1465 I Known as Turquoise of Islam World

See also


External links

  • Directory of Mosques in the US/Canada/UK/Europe/Australia
  • Directory of Mosques in South Africa

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