Top 10 Biggest Mosque in The World 2017

10. Imam Husayn Shrine and Al Abbas Mosque, iraq

The Al-‘Abbās Mosque or Masjid al-‘Abbās (Arabicمسجد الامام العباس‎‎) is the mausoleum of ‘Abbās ibn ‘Alī and historical building, located across from the Imām Husayn Mosque in KarbalāIraq‘Abbās was son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and the half-brother of Hasan and Husayn, and was the flag-bearer for Husayn in the Battle of Karbalā. Also, he was the chief of the caravans of Husayn ibn Ali. The distance between the shrines of ‘Abbās and Husayn is the same as the distance between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah. The shrine is especially revered by the Shia who visit it every year, in the month of Muharram rather than various other times of the year.

9. Al Fateh Mosque, bahrain

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The Al-Fateh Mosque (also known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque) (Arabicمسجد الفاتح‎‎; transliteratedMasjid al-Fatih) is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa in 1987 and was named after Ahmed Al Fateh, the founder of Bahrain. In 2006, Al-Fateh became the site of the National Library of Bahrain.

8. Al-Azhar Mosque, egypt

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Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabicجامع الأزهر‎‎, Egyptian Arabicالأزهر‎‎ Gām3` el-Azhar, "mosque of the most resplendent") is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic CairoAl-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahrā′ ("the shining or resplendent one"). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets.

7. imam ali mosque, Iraq

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The Imām 'Alī Holy Shrine (Arabicحرم الإمام علي‎‎), also known as Masjid Ali or the Mosque of 'Alī, located in NajafIraq, is the Holy site for Shia Muslims . 'Alī ibn Abī Tālib, the cousin of Muhammad, the first Imam (according to Shia belief) and fourth caliph (according to Sunni belief) is buried here. According to Shi'a belief, buried next to Ali within this mosque are the remains of Adam and Noah. Each year millions of pilgrims visit the Shrine and pay tribute to Imam Ali.

6. Aymani Kadyrov Mosque, Russia

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An ceremony dedicated to the mosque named after Aymani Kadyrova took place today in Argun. It was attended by the Chechen leadership, religious leaders of the region, prominent Islamic scholars from Egypt, Yemen, Palestine, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UK, Austria as well as politicians, scientists, scholars and public figures from Russia and regular Chechens.The Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has congratulated the residents of the republic with the opening of a new mosque, stressing that the mosque was built in the honor of all the Chechen mothers. The construction of the mosque began with a solemn ceremony of laying a capsule in January 2011. Aymani Kadyrova was the wife of the first Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov. 

5. Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, Russia

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The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque (Russian: Мечеть Ахмата КадыроваMechet Akhmata Kadyrova; Chechen: Кадыров Ахьмадан цӀарах дина маьждиг) is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is one of the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as "The Heart of Chechnya" (Russian: Сердце Чечни, Serdtse Chechni; Chechen: Нохчийчоьнан дог).The mosque is named after Akhmad Kadyrov who commissioned its construction from the mayor of Konya. The mosque design with a set of 62-metre (203 ft)-tall minarets is based on the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

4. Moscow Cathedral Mosque, Russia

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Moscow Cathedral Mosque (RussianМосковская соборная мечетьMoskovskaya sobornaya mechet) is the main mosque of MoscowRussia. It is located on Olimpiysky Avenue, close to the Olympic Stadium in the centre of the city.

3. Grand Jamia Mosque, Karachi, Pakistan

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Grand Jamia Mosque, Karachi also known as Bahria Town Jamia Masjid Complex is an under-construction cultural complex. When completed, the complex will include the world's third largest mosque, an The complex is under-construction on hilltop 60 ft (18 m) in Bahria Town, Karachi, Pakistan.The design is a blend of Mughal, Persian chinese and Turkish architecture. An area of 50 acres at the top of a 60 feet high hill has been selected so that the mosque will be visible from miles away. The design include's a single-monument minaret towering at 325 ft (99 m). Further the mosque will be shielded from storms at that height. The complex will be powered by a dedicated thermal power station and will be surrounded by large gardens surrounded by arch-shaped walls on all four sides.

2. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Mecca

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Al-Masjid al-Nabawi “Mosque of the Prophet”), often called the Prophet’s Mosque, is a mosque  situated in the city of Medina. As the final resting place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, it is considered the second holiest site in Islam by both Shia and Sunni Muslims (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca) and is the second largest mosque in the world.

1. Masjid al-Haram, Mecca.

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Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world. Located in the city of Mecca, it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while offering daily prayers and is Islam’s holiest place. The mosque is also known as the Grand Mosque. The current structure covers an area of 4,008,020 square metres (990.40 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to four million Muslim worshippers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.

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