List of mosques

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This is an incomplete list of some of the more famous mosques around the world.

Key words

Group/Style Key
A Arab group
C Central Asia
CH Chinese group
I Iranian
JI Jamaat-e-Islami
MO Mourides, Senegal
OT Ottoman/Turkish
S Sunni
SA Saudi Arabian
SEA Southeast Asia
SH Shia
SO Somali style
TJ Tablighi Jamaat
U Unknown/undetermined


Name Images Country City Year Style/Group Remarks
Abdul Rahman Mosque
Afghanistan Kabul 2009 U The largest mosque of Afghanistan.
Friday Mosque of Herat
Afghanistan Herat 1446 C The mosque was the city's first congregational mosque, built on the former site of two smaller Zorastrian Fire temples destroyed by earthquake and fire.
Shrine of Hazrat Ali
Afghanistan Mazari Sharif ? U also known as Blue Mosque or Rawze-e-Sharif
Et'hem Bey Mosque
Albania Tirana 1823 OT Located in the centre of Albania's capital, the mosque was closed during communist rule until 1991.
Great Mosque of Algiers
Algeria Algiers 1097[1] U
Ketchaoua Mosque
Algeria Algiers 1612 U
King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center
Argentina Buenos Aires 2006 SA Largest mosque in Latin America. Named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
Blue Mosque
Armenia Yerevan 1766 SH U
Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Australia Auburn (Sydney) 1979 OT Turkish Sunni Muslims
Lakemba Mosque Australia Lakemba (Sydney) 1977 U Lebanese Moslems Association. Also known as the Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque after Ali
Telfs Mosque
Austria Telfs 1998 U Minaret later built in 2006
Vienna Islamic Centre
Austria Vienna 1977 U Built in order of rey Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz
Rasheed Mosque Austria Vienna 2005 U Built by Muslims of Ghana, Nigeria and Benin.
Mosque Bad Vöslau
Austria Bad Vöslau 2009 U Built by Muslims of Turkey, has two small minarets
Bibi-Heybet mosque
Azerbaijan Baku 1281-1282 SH One of the historical mosque of Azerbaijan
Imamzadeh mosque
Azerbaijan Ganja XVI SH One of the historical mosque of Azerbaijan
Shah Abbas Mosque
Azerbaijan Ganja 1606 SH The mosque is also often called “Shah Abbas Mosque”, because it was built on the instructions of Shah Abbas the Great during his reign.
Al Fateh Mosque
Bahrain Juffair 2006 U Named for Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Khalifa
Baitul Mukarram
Bangladesh Dhaka 1960s JI National mosque. It is the 10th largest mosque in the world, accommodating more than 40,000 people
Kakrail Mosque
Bangladesh Dhaka 1952s JI and TJ
Bacha Shah Jame Masjid Bangladesh Mahattarkill, Rangunia Upazila 2012 JI
Sixty Dome Mosque Bangladesh Bagerhat Sadar Upazila 1442 TJ It is one of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bangladesh
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
Bangladesh Dhaka 1705 JI
Shona Mosque (Golden Mosque)
Bangladesh Chapai Nawabganj 1493 JI The fifteen domes of the mosque were once gilded in gold, giving the mosque the name of Small Golden Mosque or as it is generally known, the Choto Shona Masjid
Bagha Mosque
Bangladesh Rajshahi 1523 JI It is known for its ornamental terracotta decorations.
Ferhadija Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka 1579 OT The Republika Srpska authorities ordered the demolition of the entire Ferhadija and Arnaudija mosque complexes. The Serb militia blew up the Ferhadija Mosque on the night of 6–7 May 1993. The mosque is under reconstruction. Named for Ferhat-paša Sokolović
Emperor's Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1462 OT Named for Suleiman the Magnificent
Ali Pasha's Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1560 OT Named for Hadim Ali Pasha
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1531 OT Named for Gazi Husrev-beg
Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar 16th century OT Famous for its minaret hanging over the Neretva river, which is open for tourists as a best lookout viewpoint over Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar as UNESCO World heritage site. In the Second World War it was severely damaged, and in the Bosnian War it was almost completely destroyed.
Karadzozbey Mosque
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar 1557 OT In the Second World War it was severely damaged, and in the Bosnian War it was almost completely destroyed.
Mesquita Foz do Iguaçu
Brazil Foz do Iguaçu
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 1959 SEA National mosque. Named for Omar Ali Saifuddien III
Dzhumaya Mosque
Bulgaria Plovdiv 1363-1364 OT Built on the order of Sultan Murad I. Its Turkish name is Hüdavendigâr Camii or Cuma Camii.
Dongguan Mosque
China Xining 14th century
Niujie Mosque
China Beijing 996 CH
Id Kah Mosque
China Kashgar, Xinjiang 1442 C
Muslim Mosque in Lhasa
China Lhasa, Tibet ? C
Great Mosque of Xi'an
China Xi'an, Shaanxi 742 CH One's of the world oldest functioning mosques. It was first built in the Tang Dynasty (Emperor Xuanzong, 685–762)
Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre
China Kowloon, Hong Kong 1984
Jamia Mosque
China Kowloon, Hong Kong 1849
Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab
Colombia Maicao 1997 U Second largest mosque in Latin America, and largest in Colombia. Named for Umar
Hamoudi Mosque
Djibouti Djibouti City 1906 SO Built by Haji Hamoudi. Among the older standing masjids in the city.
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Egypt Cairo Citadel 1848 OT Most visible site in the city. Named for Muhammad Ali of Egypt
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Egypt Cairo 1356 U Named for al-Nasir Badr al-Din Abu al-Ma'aly al-Hassan
Al-Hakim Mosque
Egypt Cairo 928 U Built by the Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
Al-Azhar Mosque
Egypt Cairo 969 U National mosque
Al-Hussein Mosque
Egypt Cairo 1154 U Named for Husayn ibn Ali.
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Egypt Cairo 876–879 U Named for Ahmad ibn Tulun
El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque
Egypt Alexandria 1219 U Named for Ahmed Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi
Al Qa'ed Ibrahim Mosque
Egypt Alexandria 1948 U
Kulafah Al Rashidan Great Mosque
Eritrea Asmara 1938 A The minaret resembles a fluted Roman column.
Sheikh Hanafi Mosque
Eritrea Massawa 15th century A Eritrea's oldest mosque. Built with coral.
Grand Mosque of Évry France Évry 1995 A
Paris Mosque
France Paris 1926 A
Cologne Central Mosque
Germany Cologne 2008 Named for Khadijah bint Khuwaylid
Khadija Mosque
Germany Berlin 2008 Named for Khadijah bint Khuwaylid
Periamet Masjid India Chennai 1838 U
Jamia Masjid India Ambur S
Old Jumma Masjid
India Kilakarai 628-630; rebuilt 1023 U Also known as Meen Kada Palli, it is the first mosque built in India and outside the Arabian Peninsula, and fourth oldest in the world.
Cheraman Juma Masjid India Kodungallur 629 U The first mosque in India. Named for Cheraman Perumal
Jama Masjid
India Delhi 1656 U The largest mosque in India. Also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā after Shah Jahan
India Hyderabad 1591 U "Mosque of the four minarets" (located on the top floor) is actually only part of the structure which is actually a landmark monument constructed in the early years of the city's founding in the 16th century.
Adina Masjid India English Bazar 1363 SEA At the time, the largest mosque of South Asia built by Sultan Sikandar Shah.
Mecca Masjid
India Hyderabad 1617–94 U One of the oldest mosques and the biggest mosque located in Hyderabad, India. Named after Mecca for the bricks made from the city's soil transported to India.
Ziarat Shareef
India Kakrala 1980 U Built by Hazrat Shah Saqlain Miyan. The name comes from ziyarat and refers to pilgrimages.
Jama Masjid, Bhilai India Bhilai 1967 SB First mosque in the world built in the shape of Arabic word Yā Allāh (یا الله).
Agung Demak Mosque
Indonesia Demak 1466 SEA Oldest Mosque in Java
Menara Kudus Mosque
Indonesia Kudus 1549 SEA Old mosque in Java, preserving pre-Islamic structures.
Raya Baiturrahman Mosque
Indonesia Banda Aceh 1881 SEA Largest mosque in Aceh, one of oldest mosques in Indonesia
Yogyakarta Grand Mosque
Indonesia Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 1773 SEA Royal mosque of the Yogyakarta Sultanate
Cheng Ho Mosque Indonesia Surabaya 2002 SEA Chinese-styled mosque. Some of Java's earliest Muslim communities were Chinese.
Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta
Indonesia Jakarta 1975 SEA National mosque, largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Initially criticised for un-Indonesian design.
Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
Iran Isfahan ? I The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century.
Shah Mosque
Iran Isfahan 1611 I Named for Abbas I of Persia it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Blue Mosque, Tabriz
Iran Tabriz 1465 I Known as Turquoise of Islam World
Imam Ridha Mosque
Iran Mashhad ? I Shrine of Ali ar-Ridha, the 8th Twelver Shia Imam
Ma'soomah Qom Shrine
Iran Qom ? I Shrine of Fātima bint Mūsā, sister of Ali ar-Ridha.
Imam Husayn Shrine
Iraq Karbala 680 U National mosque. The shrine of Husayn ibn Ali, the 3rd Twelver Shia Imam
Al Abbas Mosque
Iraq Karbala 680 U National mosque. Shrine of Al-Abbas ibn Ali son of Ali and brother of Husayn ibn Ali
Imam Ali Mosque
Iraq Najaf ? U Shrine of Ali the 4th Sunni Rashidun and the 1st Shia Imam
Al-Kadhimiya Mosque
Iraq Kadhimiya ? U Shrine of Musa al-Kadhim and Muhammad al-Taqi the 7th and 9th Twelver Shia Imams
Al-Askari Mosque
Iraq Samarra ? U Mosque with golden dome and shrine of Ali al-Hadi and Hasan al-Askari the 10th and 11th Twelver Shia Imams
Great Mosque of Samarra
Iraq Samarra 852 U
Mahmood Mosque
Israel Haifa 1931 AMJ
Hassan Bek Mosque
Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo 1916 T Named for Hassan Bek, Jaffa's Turkish-Arab governor
Jezzar Pasha Mosque
Israel Acre 1781 T Named for Jezzar Pasha
Sidna Ali Mosque
Israel Herzliya 13th century U Named for Sidna Ali, one of Saladins lieutenants
Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israel Jerusalem 705 U National mosque
Dome of the Rock
Israel Jerusalem 691 U An Islamic shrine. Oldest extant Islamic building in the world.
Mosque of Rome
Italy Rome 1994 S The largest mosque in Western world.
Mosque of Segrate
Italy Milan 1988 S
Kobe Mosque
Japan Kobe 1935 OT
King Hussein Mosque
Jordan Amman 2005 S
Abu Darweesh Mosque
Jordan Amman 1961 U c.ssian community
King Abdullah I Mosque
Jordan Amman 1982–89 U
Hadum Mosque
Kosovo Gjakovë 1594 OT
Grand Mosque Of Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City 1979–1986 U The mosque is located in Kuwait City.
Imam Hussein Mosque Kuwait Kuwait City 1979–1986 U Named for Husayn ibn Ali, the 3rd Twelver Shia Imam
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
Lebanon Beirut ? OT
Zahir Mosque
Malaysia Alor Setar 1912 SEA
Ubudiah Mosque
Malaysia Kuala Kangsar 1917 SEA One of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia.
Jamek Mosque
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1909 SEA
National Mosque of Malaysia
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1965 SEA National mosque
Federal Territory Mosque
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 2000 SEA
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Malaysia Shah Alam 1988 SEA Named for Salahuddin of Selangor
Putra Mosque
Malaysia Putrajaya 1999 SEA
Great Mosque of Djenné
Mali Djenné 1300 U The first mosque on the site was built in the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907.
Djinguereber Mosque
Mali Timbuktu 1327 U
Chinguetti Mosque
Mauritania Chinguetti ? U
Jummah Masjid Mauritius Port Louis 1853 U One of the first mosques built in the Indian Ocean.
Hassan II Mosque
Morocco Casablanca 1993 U Named for Hassan II of Morocco. World's tallest minaret.
Koutoubia Mosque
Morocco Marrakech 1158 U
Canterbury Mosque
New Zealand Christchurch, Canterbury U
Abuja National Mosque
Nigeria Abuja 1984 U National mosque
Great Mosque of Kano Nigeria Kano ? U
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Oman Muscat 2001 A National mosque. Named for Qaboos bin Said al Said
Faisal Mosque
Pakistan Islamabad 1986 JI Named for Faisal of Saudi Arabia, it is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and one of the largest mosques in the world.
Mahabat Khan Mosque Pakistan Peshawar 1630 U Built by Shah Jehan. Named for the governor of Peshawar, Mahabat Khan
Badshahi Mosque
Pakistan Lahore 1673 U Built by Aurangzeb. One of the largest mosques in the world.
Wazir Khan Mosque
Pakistan Lahore 1642 U Built by Shah Jahan
Grand Jamia Mosque, Lahore Pakistan Lahore 2014 U Built in Bahria Town. It is of the largest mosques in the world.
Shah Jahan Mosque
Pakistan Thatta 1647 U Named for Shah Jahan
Masjid e Tooba
Pakistan Karachi 1969 U
Mosque of Omar
Palestinian Territories Bethlehem 1860 U Named for Umar
Great Mosque of Gaza
Palestinian Territories Gaza 1344 U
El Centro Cultural Islamico de Colón
Panama Colón
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid Philippines Cotabato City 2011 SEA The largest mosque in the Philippines. Funded by and named after Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei.
Masjid Al-Dahab
Philippines Manila 1976 SEA
Lisbon Mosque
Portugal Lisbon 1988 U
Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque Qatar Doha 2011 S Also called the Qatar State Mosque; serves as the national mosque of Qatar.
Qolsharif Mosque Russia Kazan 2005 C Republic of Tatarstan, reputedly the largest mosque in Europe.
Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Russia Moscow 1904 U
King Saud Mosque Saudi Arabia Jeddah 1987 SA Named for Saud of Saudi Arabia
Masjid al-Haram
Saudi Arabia Mecca 638, 1571 U International mosque, home of Kaaba
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi
Saudi Arabia Medina 622, 1817 SA The mausoleum of Muhammad and his companions Abu Bakr and Umar.
Great Mosque of Touba
Senegal Touba 1963 MO A major annual pilgrimage, called the Grand Magal, attracts between one and two million people from all over Senegal and beyond to the mosque each year.
Bajrakli Mosque
Serbia Belgrade around 1575 OT
Masjid Sultan
Singapore Singapore 1826 SEA Named for Sultan Hussain Shah
Arba Rucun mosque
Somalia Mogadishu 992 SO
Fakr ad-Din Mosque
Somalia Mogadishu 1269 SO Oldest mosque in Mogadishu. Built by the Sultanate of Mogadishu's first Sultan, Fakr ad-Din.
Mosque of Islamic Solidarity
Somalia Mogadishu 1987 SO National mosque. Largest masjid in the Horn of Africa.
Habibia Soofie Saheb Jamia Masjid
South Africa Cape Town 1905 S Third largest Masjid and second Largest Islamic Complex in Southern Africa. Built in 1905 by Shah Goolam Muhammad Soofie Saheb of Durban
Juma Masjid Mosque
South Africa Durban 1881 S The Juma Masjid was the first mosque to be built in Durban, and the oldest and largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Built in 1881 as a Musallah by Aboobaker Amod Jhaveri and Hajee Mohamed
Nizamiye Masjid South Africa Midrand 2009 U It is the biggest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere, occupying 10 hectares of land.
Seoul Central Mosque
South Korea Seoul 1976
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
Sri Lanka Colombo 1909 U Designed to resemble the Jamek Mosque.
Hajja Soad Mosque
Sudan Khartoum ? U
Umayyad Mosque
Syria Damascus 715 U National mosque
Taipei Grand Mosque
Taiwan Taipei 1947 S Largest and oldest mosque in Taiwan
Kaohsiung Mosque
Taiwan Kaohsiung 1949 S
Taipei Cultural Mosque
Taiwan Taipei 1950 S
Taichung Mosque
Taiwan Taichung 1951 S
Longgang Mosque
Taiwan Taoyuan City 1967 S
Tainan Mosque
Taiwan Tainan 1996 S
At-Taqwa Mosque
Taiwan Dayuan 2013 S
Gaddafi Mosque
Tanzania Dodoma 2010 S
300 Years Mosque Thailand Ban Talo Mano, Tambon Subo Sawo, Narathiwat 1624 SEA
Baan Haw Mosque
Thailand Chiang Mai ? SEA
Mosque of Uqba
Tunisia Kairouan 670 U Named for Uqba ibn Nafi
Al-Zaytuna Mosque
Tunisia Tunis 703 U
Sabancı Central Mosque
Turkey Adana 1998 OT Built by Sabanci Holding
Kocatepe Mosque
Turkey Ankara 1987 OT
Selimiye Mosque
Turkey Edirne 1568–1574 OT Named for Selim II
Eyüp Sultan Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1458 OT The tomb and mosque of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari
Hagia Sophia Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 537 OT Converted after the Conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed II
Fatih Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1463–1771 OT The mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1766 and rebuilt in 1771
Yavuz Selim Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1527 OT In honor of the first Ottoman Caliph, Selim I
New Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1665 OT Also known as Yeni Cami.
Ortaköy Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1854 OT The mosque was designed in neo-baroque style.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ("Blue Mosque")
Turkey Istanbul 1609–1616 OT National mosque. Named for Ahmed I
Suleymaniye Mosque
Turkey Istanbul 1550–1557 OT Built by Süleyman the Magnificent
Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmenistan Ashgabat 1998 C named for Ertuğrul
Mary Mosque
Turkmenistan Mary 2009 C named for Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov
Saparmurat Hajji Mosque
Turkmenistan Gokdepe 1998 C Named after Saparmurat Niyazov trip to Mecca during the Hajj. Also known as Gökdepe Mosque.
Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque
Turkmenistan Gypjak 2004 C Named after Saparmurat Niyazov's surname, Turkmenbashi. The largest mosque in Turkmenistan. Also known as Gypjak Mosque.
Gaddafi National Mosque
Uganda Kampala 2008 S
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 2008 A National mosque. Named for Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Grand Mosque of Dubai
United Arab Emirates Dubai 1998 A
Birmingham Central Mosque
United Kingdom Birmingham 1990
East London Mosque
United Kingdom London 1910 JI One of the first in Britain to be allowed to use loudspeakers to broadcast the adhan.[2]
London Central Mosque
United Kingdom London 1977 Also known as Regent's Park Mosque and situated in Regent's Park.
Jamea Masjid
United Kingdom Preston 1964 JI Recognised as the Central Mosque of Preston and known for its unique 'castle-like' architecture.
Islamic Center of Tucson
United States Tucson (Arizona) ? A
Mosque Maryam
United States Chicago (Illinois) ? NoI Originally a Greek Orthodox church, purchased in 1972 by the Nation of Islam. Named for Mary (Maryam
Turkish American Community Center United States Lanham (Maryland) 1993 OT The new complex was completed in 2015
Islamic Center of America
United States Dearborn (Michigan) 1964 SH The new building was completed in 2005
Islamic Cultural Center of New York
United States New York City (New York) 1991 S
Masjid Malcolm Shabazz (formerly Mosque No. 7)
United States New York City (New York) 1946 S Established by Malcolm X. Held the offices for Marcus Garvey. Currently a Sunni Mosque. Houses an interfaith room where Christian parishioners from a condemned church worship.
Islamic Center of Washington
United States Washington 1957 U
Ulugh Beg Madrasa
Uzbekistan Samarkand ? C Named for Ulugh Beg
Mosque of Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ibrahim
Venezuela Caracas 1993 U
Al Muhdhar Mosque
Yemen Tarim 1914 U The minaret is 53 m (174 ft) high, the tallest in Yemen.
Saleh Mosque
Yemen Sana'a 2008 U The largest mosque in Yemen, capacity of over 30,000.

See also


  1. "Fountain in Mosque of El Kebir, Algiers, Algeria". World Digital Library. 1899. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  2. Eade, John (1996). "Nationalism, Community, and the Islamization of Space in London". In Metcalf, Barbara Daly. Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0520204042. Retrieved 19 April 2015. As one of the few mosques in Britain permitted to broadcast calls to prayer (azan), the mosque soon found itself at the center of a public debate about “noise pollution” when local non-Muslim residents began to protest.

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