List of largest mosques

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This is a list of mosques that accommodate at least 5000 worshipers. The default listing is alphabetical; to sort using different criteria, click on the desired column headers. Note that determining exactly what should be included when calculating area is a highly subjective assessment, and the figures given here adhere to no common standard.

List of large mosques[edit]

Name Images Capacity
(worshipers)
Area City Administrative Region Country Year of first building
Imam Ali Mosque
Front View Imam Ali Holy Shrine.jpg
500,000 300,500 m2 (3,235,000 sq ft) Najaf Najaf Governorate IraqIraq 900
Al-Azhar Mosque
Cairo - Islamic district - Al Azhar Mosque and University.JPG
20,000 7,800 m² (84,000 sq ft) Cairo Egypt Egypt Egypt 972
Shah Mosque
Naghshe Jahan Square Isfahan modified.jpg
700,000 400,500 m2 (4,311,000 sq ft) Isfahan Isfahan Province IranIran 1611
Al Fateh Mosquemap
Grand mosque in Bahrain.jpg
7,000 Manama Capital Governorate Bahrain Bahrain 1987
Al-Masjid al-Nabawimap
Flickr - omar chatriwala - The "Enlightened" City.jpg
900,000 400,500 m² (4,311,000 sq ft) Medina Al Madinah Province Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Pre 622
Badshahi Mosquemap
Badshahi Mosque July 1 2005 pic32 by Ali Imran (1).jpg
100,000E 29,867.2 m² (321,488 sq ft)E Lahore Punjab Pakistan Pakistan 1673
Grand Jamia Mosque
GrandJamiaMosqueLahore.jpg
25,000 (indoor capacity)
70,000 (outdoor capacity)
9,236 m2 (99,420 sq ft) Lahore Punjab Pakistan Pakistan 2014
Bara Imambara
Mosque Near Bada Imaambada.JPG
350,000 350,000 m2 (3,800,000 sq ft) Lucknow Uttar Pradesh IndiaIndia 1784
Baitul Falah 5,000 Chittagong Chittagong Division Bangladesh Bangladesh
Baitul Mukarrammap
Bayt al Mukarram.jpg
40,000 Dhaka Dhaka Division Bangladesh Bangladesh 1960
Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque
Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque2.jpg
500,000 200,500 m2 (2,158,000 sq ft) Isfahan Isfahan Province IranIran 1618
Central Mosque, Almaty
Central Mosque of Almaty.jpg
7,000 9,500 m² (102,000 sq ft) Almaty Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1890
Conakry Grand Mosque
Grande Mosquee.jpg
12,500 Conakry Conakry Region Guinea Guinea 1982
East London Mosque
Aerial view of East London Mosque complex - Feb 2014.jpg
7,500 London England United Kingdom United Kingdom 1910
Emir Abdelkader Mosque 15,000 Constantine Constantine Province Algeria Algeria 1994
Jamkaran Mosque
Jamkaran Mosque.jpg
800,000 305,500 m2 (3,288,000 sq ft) Qom Qom Province IranIran 984
Faisal Mosquemap
Faisal mosque2.jpg
300,000[1] 74,000[2]D 43,295.8 m² (466,032 sq ft)D Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan Pakistan 1986
Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque (Kuwait).jpg
13,000 Kuwait City Al Asimah Kuwait Kuwait 1986
Grand Mosque of Évry 5,000 Courcouronnes Greater Paris France France 1994
Great Mosque of Surabaya 59,000[3] 18,800 m2 (building) Surabaya East Java Indonesia Indonesia 2000
Grozny Central Dome Mosque
Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque Grozny 2008.jpg
10,000[4] 5,000 Grozny Republic of Chechnya Russia Russia 2008
Hassan II Mosque 105,000[5]C 90,000 m² (970,000 sq ft)C Casablanca Greater Casablanca Morocco Morocco 1993
Id Kah Mosquemap
Kashgar-mezquita-id-kah-d01.jpg
20,000[6] Kashgar Xinjiang China People's Republic of China 1442
Imam Reza Shrinemap
RezaShrine.jpg
1,500,000[7]A 598,657 m²[8]A (6,443,943.95 sq ft) Mashhad Razavi Khorasan Province Iran Iran 818
Istiqlal Mosque, Jakartamap
Istiqlal Mosque.jpg
120,000B 95,000 m² (1,020,000 sq ft) Jakarta Jakarta Province Indonesia Indonesia 1978
Chota Imambara
Chhota imambara gate.jpg
100,000 150,000 m2 (1,600,000 sq ft) Lucknow Uttar Pradesh IndiaIndia 1784
Jama Masjidmap
Jama Masjid, Delhi.jpg
85,000G 45,000 m² (484,375 sq ft) Old Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi India India 1656
Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque
Ashgabat (3891760823).jpg
10,000 18,000 m² Gypjak Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 2004
Masjid al-Harammap
Masjidalharam.JPG
4,000,000[9] 400,800 m² (3,841,000 sq ft)[9] Mecca Makkah Province Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia between 634 and 644
Masjid e Tooba
Masjid e Tooba.jpg
5,000 Karachi Sindh Pakistan Pakistan 1969
Masjid Negaramap
National Mosque KL 2007 pano.jpg
15,000 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Malaysia Malaysia 1965
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Shah Alam Blue mosque at night.jpg
24,000 Shah Alam Selangor Malaysia Malaysia 1988
Mecca Masjid
120x120
20,000 Hyderabad Telangana India India 1694
Mosque of Rome
Grande Mosquée de Rome.JPG
12,000 30,000 m² (320,000 sq ft) Rome Lazio Italy Italy 1995
Saleh Mosque
Saleh mosque.jpg
44,000[10] 27,300 Sana'a Sana'a Yemen Yemen 2008
Sabancı Mosque
Sabanci Merkez Camii.jpg
28,000 Adana Adana Province Turkey Turkey 1998
Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Mosque
Flickr - omar chatriwala - The State Mosque.jpg
30,000[11] - Doha Doha Qatar Qatar 2010
Sheikh Zayed Mosquemap 40,000F 22,000 m² (240,000 sq ft)[12] Abu Dhabi Emirate of Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2007
Sultan Ahmed Mosque 10,000 Istanbul Marmara Region Turkey Turkey 1616
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah 40,000 Cotabato City Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao Philippines Philippines 2011
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosquemap SultanQaboosGrandMosque 44.JPG 20,000 416,000 m² (4,480,000 sq ft) Muscat Muscat Governorate Oman Oman 2001
Taj-ul-Masajidmap
2100914-Tal ul Masjid Bhopal.jpeg
175,000 90,000 m² (968,751 sq ft) Bhopal Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal India India 1901
Uganda National Mosque
Mengo mosque.jpg
12,200 48,562.3 m² (522,720 sq ft) Kampala Central Region Uganda Uganda 1972
Umayyad Mosquemap
Umayyad Mosquee panoramic.jpg
20,000 Damascus Damascus Governorate Syria Syria 705
Imam Husayn Shrine and Al Abbas Mosque
پیاده روی اربعین حسینی 1.jpg
1,000,000 390,550 m2 (4,203,800 sq ft) Karbala Karbala Governorate IraqIraq 680
Jamia Masjid, Srinagar
JAmia Masjid.jpg
33,000[13] - Jammu and kashmir Kashmir India India 1400
Juma Masjid Mosque
Juma Masjid on Queen & Grey Street-20140223.jpg
6,000[14] - Durban Kwazulu-Natal South Africa South Africa 1881
Nizamiye Masjid 6,000[15] - Midrand Johannesburg South Africa South Africa 2009

Footnotes[edit]

  • ^A Capacity of one courtyard: 100,000; Total number courtyards: 7; Total shrine area: 267,079 m2 (2,874,810 sq ft); Total courtyard area: 331,578 m2 (3,569,080 sq ft) (world's largest)
  • ^B Capacity, main building: 61,000; secondary building: 8,000; bridge building: ~1,000; Terrace: 50,000;
  • ^C Capacity, inside: 25,000; outside: 80,000. Covered Area: 20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft)
  • ^D Capacity, hall: 10,000; porticoes: 24,000; courtyard; 40,000. Covered Area: 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft)
  • ^E Capacity, hall: 5,000; courtyard and porticoes: 95,000. Courtyard area: 278,784 sq ft (25,899.9 m2))
  • ^F Capacity, main prayer hall: 9,000; 2 halls for women: 2 * 1,500; porticoes: 18,000.
  • ^G Capacity, hall: 10,000; courtyard: 75,000.

Mapping[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Leslie Noyes Mass (15 September 2011). Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 170. ISBN 978-1442213197. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Faisal Mosque at ArchNet
  3. ^ "Masjid Al-Akbar". Humas Jakarta Islamic Centre and 27th ISLAND (in Indonesian). DuniaMasjid.com. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Reuters
  5. ^ Sacred Buildings : Modern Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco
  6. ^ Peter Neville-Hadley. Frommer's China. Frommer's, 2003. ISBN 978-0-7645-6755-1. Page 302.
  7. ^ "Sahn(Courtyards) Around the Holy Shrine". Imam Reza (A.S.) Network. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  8. ^ "The Glory of the Islamic World". Imam Reza (A.S.) Network. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  9. ^ a b http://www.funxone.com/architecture/5-largest-mosques-in-the-world-by-area-and-capacity.html
  10. ^ http://islamic-arts.org/2011/al-saleh-mosque-in-yemen/
  11. ^ http://www.gulf-times.com/qatar/178/details/31543/state-mosque-to-be-named-after-imam-abdul-wahhab
  12. ^ Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque – Abu Dhabi
  13. ^ Jamia Masjid, Srinagar
  14. ^ Juma Masjid Mosque
  15. ^ Nizamiye Masjid
  16. ^ NS Country Classification