10 Top Largest Mosque In The World

This a list of 10 Top Largest Mosque In The World with biggest capacity
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1. Masjid al-Haram, Mecca
The current structure covers an area of 356,800 square metres (88.2 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces, it is open at all times and during the Hajj period it is the site of one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.
Capacity : 4,000,000
Year of first building : between 634 and 644

2. Imam Reza Shrine, Mashhad
The Imam Reza Shrine (Persian: حرم امام رضا‎‎) in Mashhad, Iran is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shiites. It is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest by capacity. Also contained within the complex are the Goharshad Mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries,a cemetery, the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, a dining hall for pilgrims, vast prayer halls, and other buildings.
Capacity : 1,500,000
Year of first building : 818

3. Imam Husayn Shrine and Al Abbas Mosque, Karbala
The Shrine of Imam Hussain ibn Ali  is one of the oldest and renowned sites of pilgrimage which comprises the mosque and burial site of Imam Husayn Ibn Ali the third Imam of Shia Islam in the city of Karbala, Iraq. It stands on the site of the Mausoleum of Imam Husayn ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad, near the place where he was martyred during the Battle of Karbala in 680 C.E..The tomb of Imam Husayn ibn Ali is one of the holiest places for Shias outside of Mecca and Medina, and many make pilgrimages to the site. Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the city to observe Ashura, which marks the anniversary of Imam Husayn ibn Ali's death.
The Al-‘Abbās Mosque or Masjid al-‘Abbās (Arabic: مسجد الامام العباس‎) is the mausoleum of ‘Abbās ibn ‘Alī, located across from the Imām Husayn Mosque in Karbalā, Iraq. ‘Abbās was the brother of Hasan and Husayn, and was the flag-bearer for Husayn in the Battle of Karbalā. The distance between the shrines of ‘Abbās and Husayn is the same as the distance between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah.
Capacity : 1,000,000
Year of first building : 680

4. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, Medina
Also called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque established and originally built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, situated in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi was the second mosque built in the history of Islam and is now one of the largest mosques in the world. It is the second-holiest site in Islam, after al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. It is open 24/7/365.
Capacity : 900,000
Year of first building : Pre 622

5. Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf
As the burial site of Shia Islam's second most important figure,the Imām 'Alī Mosque is considered by all Shias as the third holiest Islamic site The Boston Globe reports “for the world's nearly 120 million Muslim Shias, Najaf is the third holiest city, behind Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.It is estimated that only Karbala, Mecca and Medina receive more Muslim pilgrims.A famous hadith mentions the site as one of "five definitive holy places that we respect very much".
Capacity : 800,000
Year of first building : 900

6. Jamkaran Mosque, Qom
Jamkaran is located on the outskirts of Qom, and is the site of the Jamkaran Mosque, a popular pilgrimage site for Shi'ite Muslims. Local belief has it that Muhammad al-Mahdi -- the Twelfth Imam, a messiah figure Shia believe will lead the world to an era of universal peace — once appeared and offered prayers at Jamkaran. On Tuesday evenings large crowds of thousands gather at Jamkaran to pray and to drop a note to the Imam in a well at the site, asking for help with some problem
Capacity : 800,000
Year of first building : 984

7. Shah Mosque, Isfahan
The Shah Mosque of Isfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-e Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions. The mosque is one of the treasures featured on Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by the architecture historian Dan Cruickshank.
Capacity : 700,000
Year of first building : 1611

8. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan
Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reigh of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty.
Capacity : 500,000
Year of first building : 1618

9. Bara Imambara, Lucknow
Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. The Bara Imambara is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.The complex also includes the large Asfi mosque, the bhulbhulayah (the labyrinth), and bowli, a step well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall.
Capacity : 350,000
Year of first building : 1784

10. Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Completed in 1986, it was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, shaped like a desert Bedouin's tent, is an iconic symbol of Islamabad throughout the world.The largest mosque in Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken in size by the newly completed Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
Capacity : 300,000
Year of first building : 1986

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