Hengly Hang is an author and rice exporter from Cambodia. The article below is shared by him and I think it is worth to share here for my friends who like traveling in this blog. I think he is quite right to include the Ubudia Mosques of Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia in his list 😊
Just a note to my friends, if you happen to visit any of them and do have a picture of any, and do not mind to share them in my blog, please do sent it to me with your approval for me to share. Thank you.
7 Of The Most Beautiful Mosques In The World
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Hengly_Hang/2341411]Hengly Hang
Are you a holy person? If you are, you most likely be interested in knowing about the most beautiful mosques in the world. Here they are:
Al Haram Mosque-Mecca, Saudi Arabia
It's the most famous worship mosque in the world. According to the Qur'an, it's the first house built for humanity to worship Allah. It's the world's largest mosque and surrounds Kaaba, the holiest places for the Muslims. The current structure covers an area of 99 acres and includes both indoor and outdoor praying spaces. During the period of Hajj, it can accommodate up to 4 million people.
Faisal mosque Islamabad-Pakistan
It's the fourth largest mosque in the world and the biggest in the south-east and southern Asia. From 1986 to 1994, it was the biggest mosque in the world before the completion of the Hassan II in Morocco. For many years, the worship center has been voted as one of the most beautiful places in the world.
It was constructed between 1602 and 1619 during the reign of Shah Abbas I. In addition to being a worship center, it has other roles. It also functions as a hospital, royal mint, royal caravanserai, and bath.
Taj ul mosque-Bhopal, India
Located in Bhopal, India, Taj ul mosque is also known as the crown of mosques. Featuring a pink façade, the worship center has two 18-storey minarets with marble domes. It also has a bulbous dome, marble flooring, and grand hallway. There is also a double-storeyed gateway that has four recessed archways. While its primary role is to serve as a mosque, it also doubles as an Islamic school during the day.
Wazir Khan-Lahore, Pakistan
It's located in the northern city of Lahore in Pakistan on one of the busiest roads in the area. The mosque has been standing since the 17th century and is one of the most important landmarks in the city. What makes the worship center attractive is the colors and paintings. Both inside and outside the mosque are fresco paintings and tiles. The paintings feature a wide range of colors such as green, cerulean blue, yellow, purple, orange, and cobalt.
It's one of the landmarks in Istanbul. It boasts of six needle-like minarets and a series of domes and half domes. It was constructed during the reign of the Ottoman ruler Ahmed I between 1609 and 1616. In addition to the exciting domes, the mosque also has high ceilings featuring 20,000 blue Iznik tiles. The tiles have trees and flowers of differing patterns.
Ubudiah-kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
It prides itself of four minarets and a golden dome that was designed by a British architect, Arthur Benison Huback. Huback created the worship center at the command of Sultan Idris Mushidul Azam Shah who had vowed to construct a beautiful mosque as a thanksgiving after recovering from an illness.
These are some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. In the event you are visiting a city with one of the above-mentioned mosques, don't hesitate to visit it and take in the spectacular beauty.
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