Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Most Beautiful Mosques in the World

Islamic culture and values are one of oldest in the world. They’ve strong belief of one “GOD”, and they’ve offered five time prayer in their holy mosques. The belief “emaan” of one GOD/ & on last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) creating discipline, motivation, everlasting life after death, in Muslims culture. All Muslims countries are very rich in mosques (Masjid’s) and they’ve mosques everywhere, where a caller “Mozaan” call “Azaan” five times a day, to remind prayer time.

Therefore, the first mosque (masjid) appeared in the 7th century, with several regarding the Grand Mosque, Masjid al-Haram in Saudia Arabia dating back to 638AD, to be the oldest one. Since then, thousand s of mosques have been built across the world with some breathtaking architecture. The Grand Mosque Masjid al-Haram is considered the most spectacular covering an area of 3.8million square feet and can hold four million worshippers. Every year more than 2.5 million Muslims worshippers perform obligatory Hajj (once in lifetime). Moreover, the modern Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a piece of dazzling architecture built in 2007. The building features four 350-ft tall minarets which cast dramatic silhouettes across the emirates skyline. Meanwhile in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey mosques feature bold turquoise mosaics which entice tourists to marvel at their architectural detail. Here is the chance to see some of most wondrous mosques in the world.Source: Charismatic Planet
Grand Jamia Mosque is a mosque located in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. It is the third largest mosque in Pakistan. It was inaugurated on Eid-ul-Adha on 6 October 2014.
With golden domes surrounded by lush green trees, The Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia
With fairy tale-like high towers, large windows and blue roofs, the Kul Sharif Mosque looks impressive.The building includes manuscripts that tell the story of Islam
The Wazir Khan Mosque in Pakistan took seven years to construct and features fresco paintings and tile decoration on its walls and minarets
The unique Hassan II Mosque in Morocco stands tall on the horizon and record books, taking the title for the world's tallest mosque at an incredible 689ft
The Umayyad Mosque, (Great Mosque of Damascus) located in the old city of Damascus, is considered one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world.
The stunning Al-Masjid an-Nabawi with its large pillars and canopies in Medina, Saudi Arabia
The pink and white domed Putra Mosque in Malaysia has space for 15,000 worshippers, with its design influenced by Safavid architecture from Iran
The multi-domed Nur-Astana Mosque in Astana, Kazakhstan has a magnificent gold dome and a fountain at the front of the building
The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn is located in Cairo, Egypt is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.
The historic Blue Mosque in Istanbul may have been built during 1609 and 1616 but it still a tourism attraction, with its vast array of coloured domes and archways bringing the inside to life
The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad. Completed in 1986.
The Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem has vibrant turquoise mosaic tiles and a gigantic golden dome. It is said to be the third holiest in Islam after Makkah and Medina
The breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates took 10 years to complete and is an architectural marvel
The Blue Mosque is located in the heart of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and is adorned with a multitude of brightly coloured patterned tiles
The Badshahi Mosque was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan. The large orange-coloured building is capable of accommodating over 55,000 worshippers
The Assyakirin Mosque in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, with the city's iconic Petronas towers soaring in the background
Siddiqua Fatima Zahra Mosque is located in the city of Dahiya Abdullah Mubarak in Kuwait and can hold around 3500 males with a separate area for 500 females
Over two million pilgrims gather for sunset prayers in the lit up Great Mosque in Mecca just before the start of the Islamic pilgrimage, Hajj
One of the most striking features of the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Malaysia is its large dome, considered to be the largest religious arched roof in the world
Muslims praying facing the Holy Kaa'bah at the golden Masjid al Haram in Saudi Arabia
As the name would suggest, Malaysia's Crystal Mosque, or Masjid Kristal, is made of steel, glass - and crystal, which causes it to shine dazzlingly against the evening sky.

Built between 1954 to 1958, Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien in Brunei is surrounded by an artificial lagoon

Friday, October 02, 2015

What a beautiful One of the oldest pictures of Hajj – From 1889.

Muzdalifa – between Mina Valley and Mount Arafat

Pilgrims in Arafat during the Hajj performed in early 1900s

The crowds of the 1900s when Hajj was performed more than 115 years ago. Such a beautiful phtoto addition for History lovers.

Fantastic Closer picture of the area that surrounded the Khana Kaa'bah close to a hundred years ago – How did people perform Hajj in such heat

A Rare Photo of Khana Kaa'bah in 1902, when at that time there's only marble surrounding the Holy Kaaba

A Beautiful Photo of Makkah in 1953 – hotels and places for Pilgrims to stay during Hajj can be seen surround the Holy Kaaba

Before the age of commercial airlines being affordable for all, Pilgrims used to travel by boat and ferry – Jeddah Port

A Precious Photo of Hajj Pilgrims travelling to the Khana Ka'aba in 1910