Discover the most beautiful mosques in the world (Pictures)

How many mosques there are in the world is unknown, but one thing can be said for certain: the architecture of some mosques is impressive. Below are photos of some of the most beautiful mosques in the world.

An-Nur Mosque in Sharjah, UAE is located on the Majaz Waterfront, the eastern waterfront of Al-Khaleed Lagoon
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An-Nur Mosque in Sharjah, UAE is located on the Majaz Waterfront, the eastern waterfront of Al-Khaleed

The majestic King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in the capital Amman has been the largest and most important mosque in Jordan since 2005

The majestic King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in the capital Amman has been the largest and most important mosque in Jordan since 2005

The magnificent snow-white marble Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is one of the most ornate mosques in the world, UAE

The magnificent snow-white marble Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is one of the most ornate mosques in the world, UAE

The walls and ceilings in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are intricately and ornate decorated, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The walls and ceilings in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are intricately and ornate decorated, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nighttime panorama of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Nighttime panorama of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei© Shariff Che’Lah – Fotolia

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca illuminated at night, Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca illuminated at night, Morocco© Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock

Faisal Mosque overlooks all of Islamabad and vice versa - especially at night - the mosque can be seen from all over Islamabad, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque overlooks all of Islamabad and vice versa – especially at night – the mosque can be seen from all over Islamabad, Pakistan

The Hassan II Mosque is the tallest religious structure in the world, with its impressive square minaret standing at an imposing 210 meters, Casablanca, Morocco

With its imposing square minaret, which is 210 meters high, the Hassan II Mosque is the tallest religious building in the world…

The Badshahi Mosque impresses with its enormous dimensions and with its ornate facade made of blood-red sandstone and snow-white marble, Lahore, Pakistan

The Badshahi Mosque impresses with its enormous proportions and its ornate facade made of blood-red sandstone and snow-white marble, Lahore…

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman

In the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat, even the two prayer halls can be visited by non-Muslims, Oman
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In the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat, even the two prayer halls can be visited by non-Muslims, Oman

Fantastic evening mood of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the "Blue Mosque", Istanbul, Turkey
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Fantastic evening mood of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the “Blue Mosque”, Istanbul, Turkey

The enormous dome of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul is 20m wide and 40m high and is supported by 5m thick buttresses, Istanbul, Turkey

The enormous dome of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul is 20m wide and 40m high and is supported by 5m thick buttresses, Istanbul, Turkey

Located in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, the Al Fateh Mosque was commissioned by Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa

Located in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, the Al Fateh Mosque was commissioned by Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa

The al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the holiest site in Islam
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The al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the holiest site in Islam

In the center of the al-Haram Mosque sits the Kaaba, the "holy house" after which Muslims around the world align their prayers, Saudi Arabia

In the center of the al-Haram Mosque sits the Kaaba, the “holy house” after which Muslims around the world align their prayers, Saudi Arabia

The Abu Darwish Mosque in Amman is one of the most famous mosques in Jordan due to its striking appearance

The Abu Darwish Mosque in Amman is one of the most famous mosques in Jordan due to its striking appearance

Doha's snow-white mosque with its numerous domes is a spectacular sight from afar, Qatar
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Doha’s snow-white mosque with its numerous domes is a spectacular sight from afar, Qatar

The Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey is spectacularly staged at night

The Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey is spectacularly staged at night© Mehmet Cetin / Shutterstock

The decorations inside the Selimiye Mosque, as well as the marble pulpit, testify to the incomparable craftsmanship of the builders, Edirne, Turkey

The decorations inside the Selimiye Mosque, as well as the marble pulpit, testify to the incomparable craftsmanship of the builders, Edirne, Turkey

The magnificent Mosque of the Prophet in Medina at night, Saudi Arabia

The magnificent Mosque of the Prophet in Medina at night, Saudi Arabia

The Bibi Khanum Mosque was completed in 1404 after five years of construction, its client was the Central Asian ruler Timur Lenk, Uzbekistan

The Bibi Khanum Mosque was completed in 1404 after five years of construction, its client was the Central Asian ruler Timur…

The Jumeirah Mosque is made entirely of white stone and is often cited as the most beautiful mosque in Dubai, UAE
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The Jumeirah Mosque is made entirely of white stone and is often cited as the most beautiful mosque in Dubai, UAE

According to Egyptian writings, the first stone Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was completed in 717, Israel
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According to Egyptian writings, the first stone Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was completed in 717, Palestine

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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