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Goharshad Masjid is a famous Masjid in Razavi Khorasan province
of Iran. It was built by the orders of Goharshad, the wife of
Shah Rukh of the Timurid Dynasty in 1418 CE and by the architect
Ghavameddin Shirazi. The Masjid underwent some renovations during
the Safavid and Qajar era. It has 4 iwans and a courtyard measuring
50 X 55 meters, as well as several Shabestans.
University (al-Azhar al-Shareef, "the Noble Azhar"),
is a premier Egyptian institution of higher learning, world-renowned
for its position as a center of Islamic scholarship and education.
It was built by the Shia Fatimid Dynasty (909-1171) who established
Cairo as their capital. It is connected to Al-Azhar mosque in
Old Cairo, Al-Azhar ( in Arabic: the most flourished and shining)
was so called either because it was surrounded by great glittering
places, or as a hopeful disposition, or after the name of Sayeda
Fatima Al-Zahra', daughter of the Prophet Mohammed. The mosque
was built in two years from 969 AD, the year in which its foundation
was laid. The school of theology (Madrasah) connected with it
was founded in 988 AD. Studies began in Al-Azhar in Ramadan
by October 975 AD, when Chief Justice Abul Hasan Ali ibn Al-No'man
started teaching the book "Al-Ikhtisar", on the Shiite
Jurisprudence. It became a Sunni school towards the end of the
Middle Ages, an orientation it retains to this day. It is the
oldest operating universities in the world.
Emperor's Mosque is an important mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia
and Herzegovina. The mosque is named after the Sultan Suleiman
Hagia Sophia, an Eastern Orthodox church converted into
a Masjid on the day of the Fall of Constantinople. Now it is
Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa (School) is considered stylistically
the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. It is one
of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. The building was
commissioned by Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala'oun in 1356
AD as a mosque and religious school for all four juristic branches
of Sunni Islam. It was designed so that each of the four schools
of thought - Shafi, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali - has its own
area while sharing the mosque.
The Sultan Ahmed Masjid / Blue Masjid in Istanbul, Turkey with
slender minarets is considered a classic example of Ottoman
The Masjid Negara is the national Masjid of Malaysia, located
in Kuala Lumpur. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated
among 13 acres of beautiful gardens. The original structure
was designed by a three-person team from the Public Works Department
- UK architect Howard Ashley, and Malaysians Hisham Albakri
and Baharuddin Kassim. Originally built in 1965, it is a bold
and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the
aspirations of a then newly-independent Malaysia.
The minaret at the Great Masjid of Xi'an, China
The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi
is the principal Masjid of Old Delhi in India.
Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed
in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best known Masjid
(There are also Jama Masjids in many other cities with a history
of Islamic rule, or large Muslim populations.)
Numa means "the Masjid commanding a view of the world",
and the name Jama Masjid is
a reference to the weekly congregation observed on Friday (the
yaum al-jum`a) at the Masjid.
The courtyard of the Masjid can hold up to twenty-five thousand
The Masjid also houses several relics in a closet in the north
gate, including a copy of the Qur'an written
on deer skin incurred on the construction in those times was
10 lakh (1 million) Rupees.
Shah Jahan built several important Masjids in Delhi, Agra, Ajmer
The Jama Masjid's floorplan is very similar to the Moti Masjid
at Agra, but the Jama Masjid
is the bigger and more imposing of the two. Its majesty is further
because of the high ground that he selected for building this
Imam Masjid, formerly Shah Masjid along
Naghsh-i Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran
Modern designed Masjid in the town of Vogoca,
located in central Bosnia.
The Hassan II Masjid in Casablanca is one of two
Masjids in Morocco open to non-Muslims.
Masjid in Afghanistan
Putra Masjid or Masjid Putra in Malay language, is Putrajaya's
principal Masjid. Construction of the Masjid began in 1997 and
was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana
Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and
man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the Masjid is a large square
with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags.
Zahir Masjid is Kedah's state Masjid. It is located in Alor
Setar, the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia.
Glasgow Central Mosque is the largest mosque in Scotland, and
one of the largest in the United Kingdom. it was formally opened
in 1984 by H E. Abdullah Omar Naseef, the Secretary General
of the Muslim World League.
Muslim population of Scotland number some 50,000 and comprises
mainly Arabs, Pakistanis, Turks, African, Malays and Indian
Muslims. The mosque also services many foreign students attending
Glasgow's prestigious universities and provides a focus for
the Muslim community.