There are many masjids around the world with incredible architecture and striking beauty. They are captivating inside and out, but it is the mesmerizing detail of their ceilings that makes them amazing art masterpieces.
Here are images of masjid ceilings from around the globe that are worth your time.
1. Al Masjid annabawi, Madina (Saudi Arabia)
Al Masjid annabawi was built by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) upon his first arrival to Madina.
2. Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem (Palestine)
Al-Aqsa Mosque also known as Bayt al-Maqdis was the first Qiblah for Muslims.
3. Great Mosque of Cordoba (Spain)
The Great Mosque of Cordoba was built in 784 CE by Umayyad prince Abd al-Rahman I. It was, sadly, later converted into a cathedral after Muslims were expelled from Spain.
4. Blue Mosque, Istanbul (Turkey)
Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Sultan Ahmed I in Istanbul.
5. Al Sultan Qalawoon Mosque, Cairo (Egypt)
Al Sultan Qalawoon Mosque or The Sultan al-Nasr Muhammad ibn Qalawoon Mosque was built by Sultan al-Nasr Muhammad in 1318 in Cairo, Egypt.
6. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore (Pakistan)
Wazir Khan Mosque was built in seven years, starting around 1634-1635, by the then-governor of Punjab province in Mughal times, Hakim Shaikh Alim-ud-din Ansari, popularly known as Wazir Khan.
7. Taj Mahal Mosque, Agra (India)
Taj Mahal Mosque or Jamaa Mosque Agra stands on the western side of the Taj Mahal. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. It is made up of redstone.
8. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest masjid in the United Arab Emirates, named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates. Its construction lasted from 1996 to 2007.
9. Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Manama (Bahrain)
Al Fateh Grand Mosque, named after the conqueror of Bahrain, Ahmed Al Fateh, was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al-Khalifa in 1987.
10. St Petersburg Mosque, St Petersburg (Russia)
St Petersburg Mosque was constructed in 1910-1913 under the patronage of Abdoul Ahad, the Emir of Bukhara.
11. Selimiye Mosque, Edirne (Turkey)
Selimiye Mosque, was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built between 1569 and 1575 CE.
12. The Nizamiye Turkish Mosque, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Construction of The Nizamiye Turkish Mosque began in October 2009, and was completed in 2012 by Ali Katircioglu, a Turkish businessman.
13. Tokyo Central Mosque, Tokyo (Japan)
Tokyo Central Mosque was originally built in 1938 by Bashkir and Tatar immigrants from Russia. It was reconstructed in 1998-2000.
14. Sinan Pasha Mosque, Prizren (Kosovo)
The Sinan Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman mosque in the city of Prizren, Kosovo. It was built in 1615 by Sofi Sinan Pasha, bey of Budim. The mosque overlooks the main street of Prizren and is a dominant feature in the town’s skyline.
15. Putra Mosque, Putrajaya (Malaysia)
Putra Mosque was constructed near a man-made lake in 1997-99.
16. Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul (Turkey)
Nusretiye Mosque was built in 1823-26 by Sultan Mahmud II.
17. Umayyad Mosque, Damascus (Syria)
The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus, was built in 715 CE, and is dedicated to Prophet Yahya (PBUH).
18. Tilya-Kori Mosque, Registan Square (Uzbekistan)
Tilya-Kori Madrasah along with the Mosque was constructed in 1646-60.
19. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat (Oman)
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque was constructed in 1995-2001 and named after Sultan Qaboos of Oman.
20. Muhammad Ali Mosque, Cairo (Egypt)
Muhammad Ali Pasha Mosque is situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt. It was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha, in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali’s oldest son, who died in 1816.
21. El-Tabia Mosque, Aswan (Egypt)
El-Tabia Mosque is situated in Aswan, Egypt. It is located amidst a park on a hill in the center of Aswan, and is surrounded by scenic gardens.
22. Muhammad al-Amin Mosque, Beirut (Lebanon)
Muhammad al-Amin Mosque, also referred to as the Blue Mosque, is located in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.