29 Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings Found around the Globe ...

By Neecey

29 Mesmerizing  Mosque Ceilings  Found  around the Globe  ...

Mosque ceilings are among the most fabulous architecture of our world. If you're going to build a religious building to pray in and honor a god/prophet, it should be fabulous and proud - no? Mosque ceilings are where man's creativity reaches incredible heights of beauty and ingenuity. Ready to be made breathless by beauty?

Table of contents:

  1. the grand mosque in abu dhabi, united arab emirates
  2. saint petersburg mosque, russia
  3. the sultan ahmed mosque, istanbul, turkey
  4. nusretiye mosque, istanbul, turkey
  5. hagia sophia, istanbul, turkey
  6. imam mosque in isfahan, iran
  7. badshahi mosque, lahore, pakistan
  8. sabanci mosque, adana, turkey
  9. wazir khan mosque, lahore, pakistan
  10. nasir al-mulk mosque, shiraz, iran
  11. quwwat-ul-islam mosque, delhi, india
  12. umayyad mosque, damascus, syria
  13. the great mosque, cordoba, spain
  14. shah jahan mosque, thatta, pakistan
  15. yeni camii mosque, istanbul, turkey
  16. küçük mecidiye mosque, istanbul, turkey
  17. tokyo camii, tokyo, japan
  18. vakil mosque - shiraz, iran
  19. blue mosque, tabriz, iran
  20. agha bozorg mosque, kashan, iran
  21. jameh mosque yazd, iran
  22. mohammad al-amin mosque, beirut, lebanon
  23. wazir khan mosque, lahore, pakistan
  24. sheikh lutfollah mosque, isfahan, iran
  25. tuanku mizan zainal abidin mosque, putrajaya, malaysia
  26. sultan qaboos grand mosque, muscat
  27. abu hanifa mosque, baghdad, iraq
  28. neyshabour, iran
  29. the national mosque of malaysia, kuala lumpur

1 The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Source: The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Magnificent mosque ceilings deserve magnificent light fixtures.

2 Saint Petersburg Mosque, Russia

Saint Petersburg Mosque, Russia Source: Commons:Picture of the Year/2011/Results - ...
When opened in 1913, this was the largest mosque in Europe outside Turkey.

3 The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey Source: travels
Popularly known as the Blue Mosque.

4 Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey Source: Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
The number of magnificent mosques in Turkey is mesmerizing.

5 Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey Source: Under the Dome of Hagia ...
Hagia Sophia was the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.

6 Imam Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

Imam Mosque in Isfahan, Iran Source: Haveli
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture.

7 Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan Source: Badshahi Mosque, Chiniot
The second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world.

8 Sabanci Mosque, Adana, Turkey

Sabanci Mosque, Adana, Turkey Source: Page cannot be found | ...
The largest mosque in Turkey.

9 Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan Source: Frescos in the Wazir Khan ...
Such incredible frescoes.

10 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran Source: 20+ Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings That ...
In a word - EXTRAORDINARY.

11 Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Delhi, India

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Delhi, India Source: Qubbat-ul-Islam Mosque by Roddy Atkinson
Part of the incredible Qtub Complex - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

12 Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria Source: consecrated spaces
One of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered by some Muslims to be the fourth-holiest place in Islam.

13 The Great Mosque, Cordoba, Spain

The Great Mosque, Cordoba, Spain Source: Cordoba Mezquita - Mihrab (panorama)
The focus of the prayer hall is the famous horseshoe arched mihrab or prayer niche.

14 Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan

Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan Source: Items similar to Shah Jahan ...
This mosque has 93 domes. It was built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking on one end of the dome can be heard from the other end when the speech level exceeds 100 decibels.

15 Yeni Camii Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Yeni Camii Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey Source: sweetpeapath.tumblr.com
Iznik tiles, gold and marble decorate the interior of the 'New Mosque'.

16 Küçük Mecidiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Küçük Mecidiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey Source: Interior of Mecidiye mosque - ...
One of the mosques of Turkey that can be described as bijou.

17 Tokyo Camii, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Camii, Tokyo, Japan Source: Tokyo Mosque
Built with marble from Turkey and in the style of the Grand Mosque.

18 Vakil Mosque - Shiraz, Iran

Vakil Mosque - Shiraz, Iran Source: Masdjed-e Vakil
This is an unusual building in that it doesn't follow the custom of having four irwans (prayer halls) - it has only two.

19 Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran

Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran Source: Photos
The mosque was severely damaged by earthquake in 1779. Reconstruction began in 1973 is still incomplete.

20 Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan, Iran

Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan, Iran Source: Agha Bozorg Mosque , Kashan ...
If the entrance is this spectacular, you just know the interior is going to be breathtaking.

21 Jameh Mosque Yazd, Iran

Jameh Mosque Yazd, Iran Source: Jameh Mosque Of Yazd
This mosque is so magnificent it appears on Iranian banknotes.

22 Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, Beirut, Lebanon

Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, Beirut, Lebanon Source: The Journey of a Bishop: ...
One of the newest mosques on this list - it was inaugurated in 2008.

23 Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan Source: Calligraphy and Islamic Tilework at ...
A magnificent combination of calligraphy and tile work.

24 Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran Source: 400px.blogspot.in
Islamic architecture is incredibly intricate and shows its beauty even in monochrome.

25 Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia Source: Inside Masjid Besi
Known as The Iron Mosque, this is another of the more modern mosque ceilings on my list.

26 Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat Source: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat
The main mosque of the Sultanate of Oman.

27 Abu Hanifa Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Abu Hanifa Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq Source: List of Pictures: Abu Hanifa ...
Glorious!

28 Neyshabour, Iran

Neyshabour, Iran Source: Wooden Mosque 1/2 (Interior) by ...
It's a mosque made of wood!

29 The National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

The National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Source: Kuala Lumpur Mosque, Malaysia | ...
Even more-modern mosques have magnificent ceilings. This mosque was built in 1965.

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