Anyone who’s had the privilege of traveling in a Muslim-majority country like Azerbaijan or Tunisia can tell you about how stunning Islamic architecture around the world can be. Whether you’re exploring the famed Blue Mosque in Istanbul or the much less visited Blue Mosque in Yerevan, stepping into a mosque for a non-Muslim is both educational and spiritual. Here are some of the most beautiful mosques in the world, with travel tales and accompanying the pictures of mosques to help you plan which ones you want to visit.
The nations of north Africa have a superb mix of Islamic and indigenous architecture, combined with European influences from after the Reconquista.
Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis
The Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis is greater than a spiritual facility. The mosque lies right in the facility of the lovely Medina of Tunis. While life is busy and stressful in the narrow roads of the Medina, the within the large religious complex is peaceful and silent. The mosque covers a complete area of over 5,000 square meters and is built on an old Christian basilica.
The minaret of the mosque stands tall over the other, lower buildings of the medina. A few of the residents around the mosque deal visitors the opportunity to enter their rooftops for some amazing sights of the old town and the turret of the Al-Zaytuna Mosque. Just see to it to agree on a fair rate in advance as well as you will certainly have a remarkable experience as well as some extraordinary views sholat dhuha.
The Al-Hakim Mosque in Egypt
The Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo is possibly among one of the most beautiful mosques that I ever before saw. The mosque is easily situated in the Islamic old town of Cairo, which is the main vacationer destination because of its markets, its active streets, and the renowned Al-Azhar park with its lovely views of Cairo. The Al-Hakim mosque is still a covert gem and was not extremely crowded during my check out. You won’t locate several (or any kind of!) travelers here. As a result, it’s the excellent area to reduce as well as to recoup from Cairo’s busy streets for a moment. The mosque welcomes every person to visit, and also I took pleasure in taking a seat and enjoying the locals praying and investing some peaceful time. The Al-Hakim mosque was absolutely among the best (and also calmest!) areas which I saw throughout my trip around Egypt. If you visit Cairo, make sure to examine it out!