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:
- the grand mosque in abu dhabi, united arab emirates
- saint petersburg mosque, russia
- the sultan ahmed mosque, istanbul, turkey
- nusretiye mosque, istanbul, turkey
- hagia sophia, istanbul, turkey
- imam mosque in isfahan, iran
- badshahi mosque, lahore, pakistan
- sabanci mosque, adana, turkey
- wazir khan mosque, lahore, pakistan
- nasir al-mulk mosque, shiraz, iran
- quwwat-ul-islam mosque, delhi, india
- umayyad mosque, damascus, syria
- the great mosque, cordoba, spain
- shah jahan mosque, thatta, pakistan
- yeni camii mosque, istanbul, turkey
- küçük mecidiye mosque, istanbul, turkey
- tokyo camii, tokyo, japan
- vakil mosque - shiraz, iran
- blue mosque, tabriz, iran
- agha bozorg mosque, kashan, iran
- jameh mosque yazd, iran
- mohammad al-amin mosque, beirut, lebanon
- wazir khan mosque, lahore, pakistan
- sheikh lutfollah mosque, isfahan, iran
- tuanku mizan zainal abidin mosque, putrajaya, malaysia
- sultan qaboos grand mosque, muscat
- abu hanifa mosque, baghdad, iraq
- neyshabour, iran
- the national mosque of malaysia, kuala lumpur
1 The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Magnificent mosque ceilings deserve magnificent light fixtures.
2 Saint Petersburg Mosque, Russia
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When opened in 1913, this was the largest mosque in Europe outside Turkey.
3 The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Popularly known as the Blue Mosque.
4 Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Source: Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
The number of magnificent mosques in Turkey is mesmerizing.
5 Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
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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
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture.
7 Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan
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The second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world.
8 Sabanci Mosque, Adana, Turkey
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The largest mosque in Turkey.
9 Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan
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Such incredible frescoes.
10 Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran
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In a word - EXTRAORDINARY.
11 Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Delhi, India
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Part of the incredible Qtub Complex - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
12 Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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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
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
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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
Iznik tiles, gold and marble decorate the interior of the 'New Mosque'.
16 Küçük Mecidiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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One of the mosques of Turkey that can be described as bijou.
17 Tokyo Camii, Tokyo, Japan
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Built with marble from Turkey and in the style of the Grand Mosque.
18 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
The mosque was severely damaged by earthquake in 1779. Reconstruction began in 1973 is still incomplete.
20 Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan, Iran
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If the entrance is this spectacular, you just know the interior is going to be breathtaking.
21 Jameh Mosque Yazd, Iran
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This mosque is so magnificent it appears on Iranian banknotes.
22 Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, Beirut, Lebanon
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One of the newest mosques on this list - it was inaugurated in 2008.
23 Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan
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A magnificent combination of calligraphy and tile work.
24 Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran
Islamic architecture is incredibly intricate and shows its beauty even in monochrome.
25 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
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The main mosque of the Sultanate of Oman.
27 Abu Hanifa Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq
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28 Neyshabour, Iran
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It's a mosque made of wood!
29 The National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
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Even more-modern mosques have magnificent ceilings. This mosque was built in 1965.
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