Musjids of the World Series 7

The Musjid serves as the focal point of any Muslim community and is the most important structure to Muslims.

Baitul Mukarram, Dhaka, National Musjid of Bangladesh. Founded in 1960’s. The architectural style closely resembles the Ka’bah in Makkah. The Musjid complex includes shops, libraries, offices and parking areas. The main prayer hall has an area of 8,082m². The mihrab is rectangular instead of semi-circular and decoration has been kept to a minimum.

Auburn Gallipoli Musjid, Sydney, Australia. The first Musjid on the present site was opened in 1979. It was a house with internal walls removed. Construction of the present structure began in 1986 and was completed in 1999. The project was largely funded by the Turkish community and is built in the classical Ottoman style. It stand on 4,000m² of land.

Al-Fateh Musjid, Manama, Bahrain. One of the largest Musjids in the world, capable of holding 7,000 worshippers. It was completed in the 1990’s and includes the new National Library. It is named after Ahmed Al Fateh, the conqueror of Bahrain. The huge dome is made of fibreglass. Weighting over 60,000 kg, it is currently the world’s largest fibreglass dome.

Blue Musjid, Tabriz, Iran. Built in 1465, it was severely damaged in an earthquake in 1779. Reconstruction began in 1973. The original complex included a school, public bath and library.

Nigerian National Musjid, Abuja. Built in 1984. It has a gold anodised, aluminium shingled dome, main prayer hall, library, conference hall, and Islamic religious school.