Top 10 Muslim Holy Sites In The World

1. Al-Masjid Al-Haram, Mecca:

The Grand Mosque or the Al-Masjid Al-Haram is the holiest place for Muslims in the world. It is the largest Mosque in the world and covers an area of 356,800 square meters. Millions of pilgrims visit the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia each year to ...

2. Al-Masjid An-Nabawi, Medina:

The second holiest site in Islam is the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi or the Prophet’s Mosque situated in Medina. It was built by Prophet Muhammad and is now one of the largest mosques in the world. It is open 24/7 all year round and is a big destination fo...

3. Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem:

Al Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is located on the same site as the Dome of the Rock. The mosque is believed to be the second house of worship built after the Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca.

4. Imam Ali, Iraq:

Imam Ali is located in Najaf, Iraq and is the third holiest place for the Shi’a branch of Muslims. It contains the tomb of Ali, the brother of Muhammad. The mosque was built over the tomb by Iranian ruler Daylamite Fannakhosraw Azod ad Dowleh in 977.

5. Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Jerusalem:

Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah is also known as Dome of the Rock and is located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is the most controversial piece of property in the world as it is the holy place of Christians, Jews and Muslims.

7. Quba Mosque, Medina:

The Quba Mosque lies on the outskirts of Medina and is a very holy place for Muslims. The first stones of the mosque were laid my Prophet Muhammad himself as soon as he arrived on his emigration from Mecca to Medina.

6. Great Mosque Of Djenne, Mali:

The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali is a mud brick building that is considered an architectural achievement of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. It is located in the flood plain of the Bani River in the city of Djenne.

10. Hassan Ll Mosque, Morocco:

The Hassan ll Mosque is located in Casablanca Morocco and is sometimes called “Casablanca Hajj”. It was completed in 1993 and is the 7th largest mosque in the world.

8. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul:

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque was completed in 1616 in Istanbul, Turkey. It is known popularly as the Blue Mosque for the exquisite blue tiles that adorn its interior.

9. Selimiye Mosque, Turkey:

Selimiye Mosque is located in Edrine Turkey and was completed in 1575 in the Ottoman tradition. It was commissioned by Sultan Selim ll and designed by architect Mimar Sinan.

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Top 10 Muslim Holy Sites In The World

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Top 10 Muslim Holy Sites In The World