List of largest mosques

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This is a list of mosques that accommodate at least 5,000 worshipers per year. 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.

A mosque, or masjid, is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Mosques listed here are of any denomination which regards themselves as Muslim.

List of large mosques[edit]

Name Images Capacity
Area (m2) City Administrative Region Country Year of first building
Masjid al-Haram map
4,000,000[1]H 400,000[1] Mecca Makkah Province  Saudi Arabia Pre 622
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi map
The Enlightened City.jpg
1,000,000I 400,000 Medina Al Madinah Province  Saudi Arabia between 634 and 644
Grand Jamia Mosque, Karachi 800,000 Karachi Sindh  Pakistan Under Construction
Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Moscow Cathedral Mosque 2015-08.jpg
10,000 Moscow Moscow  Russia 1904 (rebuilt 2015)
Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque
Грозный мечеть 2011.JPG
10,000[2] Grozny Chechen Republic  Russia 2008
Aymani Kadyrov Mosque
Mosque in Argun.jpg
5,000[3] Argun Chechen Republic  Russia 2014
Imam Ali Mosque
Imam Ali Shrine (1).jpg
800,000 300,500 Najaf Najaf Governorate  IraqI 900
Al-Azhar Mosque
Cairo - Islamic district - Al Azhar Mosque and University.JPG
20,000 7,800 Cairo Egypt  Egypt 972
Al Fateh Mosque map
Grand mosque in Bahrain.jpg
7,000 Manama Capital Governorate  Bahrain 1987
Imam Husayn Shrine and Al Abbas Mosque
پیاده روی اربعین حسینی 1.jpg
1,000,000 390,550 Karbala Karbala Governorate  Iraq 680
Badshahi Mosque map
Badshahi Mosque July 1 2005 pic32 by Ali Imran (1).jpg
100,000E 29,867.2E Lahore Punjab  Pakistan 1673
Grand Jamia Mosque
Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Lahore Pakistan cropped.jpg
95,000 9,236 Lahore Punjab  Pakistan 2014
Bara Imambara
Mosque Near Bada Imaambada.JPG
350,000 350,000 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh  India 1784
Masjid-e-Aqsa map J
Masjid Aqsa Eingangsbereich.jpg
18,500E 3,700E Rabwah Punjab  Pakistan 1972
Baitul Futuh map
Baitul Futuh.jpg
10,000E 21,000E Morden London  United Kingdom 2003
Baitul Falah
Jamiatul Falah Mosque.JPG
5,000 Chittagong Chittagong Division  Bangladesh
Baitul Mukarram map
Bayt al Mukarram.jpg
40,000 Dhaka Dhaka Division  Bangladesh 1960
Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque
Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque2.jpg
500,000 200,500 Isfahan Isfahan Province  Iran 1618
Central Mosque Almaty
Central Mosque of Almaty.jpg
7,000 9,500 Almaty Almaty  Kazakhstan 1890
Conakry Grand Mosque
Grande Mosquee.jpg
12,500 Conakry Conakry Region  Guinea 1982
East London Mosque
Aerial view of East London Mosque complex - Feb 2014.jpg
7,500 London England  United Kingdom 1910
Emir Abdelkader Mosque
Constantine algerie grande mosquee emir abdelkader4.jpg
15,000 Constantine Constantine Province  Algeria 1994
Jamkaran Mosque
Jamkaran Mosque.jpg
800,000 305,500 Qom Qom Province  Iran 984
Faisal Mosque map
Faisal mosque2.jpg
200,000[4] 5,000D Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory  Pakistan 1986
Gaddafi National Mosque
Laika ac Gaddafi National Mosque, Kampala (6693328097).jpg
12,200 48,562.3 Kampala Central Region  Uganda 1972
Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque (Kuwait).jpg
13,000 Kuwait City Al Asimah  Kuwait 1986
Mahmood Mosque map
Ahmadi Mosque Haifa.jpg
5,000 Kababir, Haifa Israel  Israel 1970
Grand Mosque of Évry
Courcouronnes Mosquee.JPG
5,000 Courcouronnes Greater Paris  France 1994
Great Mosque of Surabaya 59,000[5] 18,800 (building) Surabaya East Java  Indonesia 2000
Hassan II Mosque
Hassan II mosque, Casablanca.jpg
105,000[6]C 90,000C Casablanca Greater Casablanca  Morocco 1993
Id Kah Mosque map
20,000[7] Kashgar Xinjiang  China 1442
Imam Reza Shrine map
500,000[8]A 598,657[9]A Mashhad Razavi Khorasan Province  Iran 818
Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque
Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque 2011.jpg
24,000 73,795 Putrajaya Putrajaya  Malaysia 2009
Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta map
Istiqlal Mosque.jpg
200,000B 95,000 Jakarta Jakarta Province  Indonesia 1978
Chota Imambara
Chhota imambara gate.jpg
100,000 150,000 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh  India 1784
Jama Masjid map
Jama Masjid, Delhi.jpg
25,000G 145,000 Old Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi  India 1656
Makhachkala Grand Mosque
Makhachkala mosque 6.jpg
17,000[10] Makhachkala Republic of Dagestan  Russia 1998
Masjid e Tooba
Masjid e Tooba.jpg
5,000 Karachi Sindh  Pakistan 1969
Mecca Masjid
20,000 Hyderabad Telangana  India 1694
National Mosque of Malaysia map
National Mosque KL 2007 pano.jpg
15,000 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory  Malaysia 1965
Nizhny Novgorod Cathedral Mosque
NN Cathedral Mosque 08-2016.jpg
5,000 Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod oblast  Russia 1915
Mosque of Rome
Grande Mosquée de Rome.JPG
12,000 30,000 Rome Lazio  Italy 1995
Saint Petersburg Mosque
Mešita v Sankt-Petěrburgu (3).jpg
5,000 Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg  Russia 1913
Salavat Yulaev Mosque 5,000 Ufa Bashkortosan  Russia 2017
Saleh Mosque
Alsalh-24-2-2014 (16481824622).jpg
44,000[11] 27,300 Sana'a Sana'a  Yemen 2008
Sabancı Mosque
Sabanci Merkez Camii.jpg
28,000 Adana Adana Province  Turkey 1998
Shah Mosque
Naghshe Jahan Square Isfahan modified.jpg
700,000 400,500 Isfahan Isfahan Province  Iran 1611
Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque
Flickr - omar chatriwala - The State Mosque.jpg
30,000[12] Doha Doha  Qatar 2010
Sheikh Zayed Mosque map
Front of Sheikh Zayed Mosque.jpg
40,000 F 22,000[13] Abu Dhabi Emirate of Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 2007
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Shah Alam Blue mosque at night.jpg
24,000 Shah Alam Selangor  Malaysia 1988
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as Blue Mosque)
Sultan Ahmed Mosque Istanbul Turkey retouched.jpg
10,000 Istanbul Marmara Region  Turkey 1616
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah 60,000 Cotabato City Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao  Philippines 2011
Masjid Al-Dahab
Golden Mosque 10.JPG
10,000 Manila National Capital Region  Philippines 1976
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque map
SultanQaboosGrandMosque 44.JPG
20,000 416,000 Muscat Muscat Governorate  Oman 2001
Taj-ul-Masajid map
2100914-Tal ul Masjid Bhopal.jpeg
175,000 90,000 Bhopal Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal  India 1901
Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque 10,000 18,000 Gypjak Turkmenistan  Turkmenistan 2004
Umayyad Mosque map
Umayyad Mosquee panoramic.jpg
20,000 Damascus Damascus Governorate  Syria 705
Jamia Masjid, Srinagar
JAmia Masjid.jpg
33,000[14] Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir  India 1400
Juma Masjid Mosque
Juma Masjid on Queen & Grey Street-20140223.jpg
6,000[15] Durban Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa 1881
Nizamiye Masjid 6,000[16] Midrand Johannesburg  South Africa 2009


  • ^A Capacity of one courtyard: 100,000; Total number courtyards: 7; Total shrine area: 267,079 m2; Total courtyard area: 331,578 m2 (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
  • ^D Capacity, hall: 10,000; porticoes: 24,000; courtyard; 40,000. Covered Area: 5,000 m2
  • ^E Capacity, hall: 5,000; courtyard and porticoes: 95,000. Courtyard area: 278,784 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.
  • ^H Accommodates more than 1,000,000 during peak times
  • ^I Plans announced in 2012 for expansion to accommodate two million worshippers by 2040.[17]
  • ^J This is an Ahmadiyya place of worship in Pakistan. While members of the Ahmadiyya movement regard themselves as Muslim, and this place is considered a mosque by those outside Pakistan, Ahmadiyya are legally classed as non-Muslims in Pakistan by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan and therefore this is not considered a mosque in Pakistan, for legal purposes.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Atlas Al-sīrah Al-Nabawīyah. Darussalam. 2004. p. 279. ISBN 978-9960-897-71-4. 
  2. ^ Russia's Chechnya inaugurates vast new mosque, 17.10.2008,, read 16.1.2015
  3. ^ Мечеть имени Аймани Кадыровой в Аргуне откроют 9 мая
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Masjid Al-Akbar". Humas Jakarta Islamic Centre and 27th ISLAND (in Indonesian). Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Jackie Craven. "Sacred Buildings". Home. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Peter Neville-Hadley. Frommer's China. Frommer's, 2003. ISBN 978-0-7645-6755-1. Page 302.
  8. ^ "Sahn(Courtyards) Around the Holy Shrine". Imam Reza (A.S.) Network. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  9. ^ "The Glory of the Islamic World". Imam Reza (A.S.) Network. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  10. ^ Makhachkala organizes charity iftars,, 23.8.2011, read 12.1.2014
  11. ^ "Al-Saleh Mosque in Yemen". Islamic Arts and Architecture. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "State Mosque to be named after Imam Abdul Wahhab". Gulf-Times. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque – Abu Dhabi
  14. ^ Jamia Masjid, Srinagar
  15. ^ Juma Masjid Mosque
  16. ^ Nizamiye Masjid
  17. ^ "Prophet's Mosque to accommodate two million worshippers after expansion". Arab News. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  18. ^ NS Country Classification