Anyone that’s had the opportunity of taking a trip in a Muslim-majority country like Azerbaijan or Tunisia can inform you concerning how stunning Islamic architecture around the globe can be. Whether you’re checking out the famed Blue Mosque in Istanbul or the much less went to Blue Mosque in Yerevan, stepping into a mosque for a non-Muslim is both educational and spiritual. Here are some of one of the most stunning mosques worldwide, with traveling stories and also going along with the images of mosques to assist you plan which ones you intend to go to.
When folks think about Islamic nations, most point initially of the Middle East. Nonetheless, Central and also Southeast Asia have some of one of the most incredible mosques on the planet.
Straits Mosque in Malaysia
Our preferred Mosque around the globe is the Straits Mosque in Melaka, South Malaysia. The Mosque is a little much from the town hall as well as you can arrive by public transport, or, as we did, by bicycle. It will certainly take you 15-20 mins to get there and also the area is really serene. Because Melaka town hall is so hectic, it makes a fantastic place to see in Malaysia. Straits Mosque appears like it’s floating since it’s constructed over the water. It was constructed in 2006 and mainly citizens were hoping, showing up by bicycle, vehicle, or just strolling.
Traveling Pointer: Don’t miss out on the sundown! The sight is stunningly unique with a tip of purple tones filling out the sky.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Brunei.
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a beautiful mosque easily situated in the center of Brunei’s funding Bandar Seri Begawan. Along with being a church for Muslims, the mosque is additionally among the leading vacationer attractions in Brunei. Completed in 1958, it is named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei. The mosque is the highest structure in Brunei as well as its large gold dome controls the city skyline.
Non-Muslims can not get in within during petitions as well as are only permitted to get in during the restricted visiting hours. Shoulders and also knees must be covered however the mosque easily gives robes for visitors to obtain sholat dhuha.
While attractive and ornate on the inside, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is much more remarkable from the exterior. The mosque is bordered by an artificial lagoon that makes it look like it is drifting on water as well as works as a reflecting swimming pool. There is a bridge that goes across the lagoon and also a boat which is a replica of a 16th-century royal barge. I advise seeing the outside of the mosque both during the day and during the night when the mosque is illuminated.