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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Religion
Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Islam
Egypt
Cairo
al-Rifa Mosque
 The al-Rifa Mosque contains a number of tombs including the last Shah of Iran.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Ahmed ibn Tulun Mosque
 The Ahmed ibn Tulun Mosque is the largest in Cairo and dates from 879 AD.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
al-Hakem Mosque
 The mosque was completed in 1013 and is popular with Shi'ite Indians.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Mosque of Amir ibn al-as
 The Mosque of Amir ibn al-as is the oldest in Africa, founded in 641.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Mohammed
 The mosque dates from 1338.
Islam
Egypt
Cairo
Citadel
 The Ottoman style Mosque of Mohammed Ali (1857) overlooks Cairo from the citadel.
Islam
France
Paris
Latin Quarter
 North African style mosque.
Islam
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
Tbilisi Mosque
 The interor where both Sunni and Shia worship together.
Islam
India
Delhi
Delhi
Jami Masjid
 The mosque was built in 1658 by Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan (who later built the Taj Mahal in Agra).
Islam
India
Delhi
Red Fort
The Pearl Mosque was built by the sixth Moghul Emperor, Aurangzeb.
Islam
India
Uttar Pradesh
Agra
Agra Fort
The Pearl Mosque is made of marble and was constructed by the fifth Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan.
Islam
India
Rajasthan
Ajmer
Dargah
The marble mosque was built by the Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan.
Islam
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar
Shah Hamdan Mosque
 The wooden Shah Hamdan Mosque.
Islam
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Mecca Mosque
 The Mecca Mosque in Hyderabad dates from 1687.
Islam
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 The Ibrahim Mosque.
Islam
India
Kerala
Cranganore
Cheraman Mosque
 Cheraman Mosque is the oldest in India (built 629). The rear part is original.
Islam
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
Masjid-e-Ala
 Masjid-e-Ala is a mosque built by Tipu Sultan, the last ruler of the city.
Islam
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
Great Mosque
 The Great Mosque in Gulbarga Fort was built in the 14th century.
Islam
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
Shrine of Kaja Bandi
 Kaja Bandi was a Sufi Muslim saint who died in 1422.
Islam
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Great Mosque
 The Great Mosque is the largest in Bijapur.
Islam
India
Goa
Ponda
 The Safe Mosque (1560).
Islam
India
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Tomb of Haji Ali
 The interior of the dome contains verses from the Koran.
Islam
India
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
Taj ul Masjid
 Moghul influence in the domes.
Islam
India
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
Jama Masjid
 The decorated marble interior of the mosque.
Islam
Indonesia
Sumatra
Medan
Raya Mosque
 The Raya Mosque dates from 1906.
Islam
Indonesia
Java
Jakarta
Istiqal Mosque
 The modern Istiqal Mosque.
Islam
Indonesia
Java
Bandung
 The Central Mosque.
Islam
Indonesia
Java
Cirebon
 Cirebon Mosque.
Islam
Indonesia
Java
Surakarta
Kraton
 The minaret of the palace mosque.
Islam
Indonesia
Sulawesi
Tana Toraja
Rantepao
 Detail of the mosque.
Islam
Indonesia
Sulawesi
East Peninsula
 Mosque at Pancoma.
Islam
Indonesia
Sulawesi
East Peninsula
 Mosque at Podi.
Islam
Indonesia
Sulawesi
East Peninsula
 The mosque at Banano.
Islam
Indonesia
Sulawesi
Ampana
 One of the many mosques in the town.
Islam
Iran
Qom
 The Hazrat-e Masumeh is a 9th century Shi'ite shrine to Fatemeh, sister of Imam Reza.
Islam
Iran
Kashan
 The Agha Bozorg Mosque dates from the 19th century.
Islam
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The prayer hall is decorated with geometric patterns, plants and caligraphy.
Islam
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque has no minaret as it was built for the use of the shah's family. It dates from 1619.
Islam
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Jameh Mosque is the largest in Iran and was added to over many centuries.
Islam
Iran
Yazd
 The Hazireh Mosque is fronted by tall and thin gateway, typical of Yazd.
Islam
Iran
Yazd
Jameh Mosque
 The courtyard of the Jameh Mosque.
Islam
Iran
Shiraz
Vakil Mosque
 Looking into the mosque's courtyard from the prayer hall.
Islam
Iran
Shiraz
Shrine of Shah Cheragh
 The entrance to the shrine of Shah Cheragh with its typical Shiraz style dome.
Islam
Iran
Shiraz
Atigh Mosque
 The 14th century Khoda Khaneh was a building for storing Qurans.
Islam
Iran
Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The tiled mihrab of the prayer hall.
Islam
Iran
Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 The spectacular mirrorred interior of the shrine.
Islam
Iran
Shiraz
 Tilework on the Mosque of Saladin Hussein.
Islam
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Harem es Sharif
Dome of the Rock
 The Dome of the Rock dates from the 7th century.
Islam
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Harem es Sharif
Al Aksa Mosque
 The Al Aksa Mosque is the largest in Jerusalem and dates from 670. It is the third holiest site in Islam.
Islam
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Mount of Olives
A mosque marking the spot where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven.
Islam
Israel / Palestine
Sabastiya
The mosque of Sabastiya.
Islam
Israel / Palestine
Acre
Mosque of Ahmed Jezzar
 The Mosque of Ahmed Jezzar dates from 1781.
Islam
Kazakhstan
Almaty
Central Mosque
 The Central Mosque dates from 1999.
Islam
Kosovo
Prizren
Sinan Pasha Mosque
 The painted dome.
Islam
Kosovo
Pristina
 Jashar Pashar Mosque.
Islam
Kosovo
Pristina
Sultan Fateh Mosque
 The interior is painted.
Islam
Kyrgyzstan
Karakol
Central Mosque
 The Chinese style Central Mosque.
Islam
Kyrgyzstan
Osh
Solomon's Throne
 The Dom Barburi Mosque where the first Moghul Emperor, Barbur, was crowned king of Fergana in 1479.
Islam
Lebanon
Beirut
Downtown
Muhammad Alamin Mosque
 The interior is lavishly decorated.
Islam
Lebanon
Beirut
Downtown
Mansour Assaf Mosque
 The mosque dates from 1597.
Islam
Lebanon
Tripoli
Taylan Mosque
 The Taylan Mosque dates from 1333.
Islam
Lebanon
Tripoli
Souks
 The 14th century Al Muallaq Mosque is known as the hanging mosque due to its location on an upper storey.
Islam
Lebanon
Tripoli
Souks
Great Mosque
 The mosque was built on the site of a crusader cathedral leaving the bell tower as a minaret.
Islam
Lebanon
Tripoli
Souks
 The 15th century Al Uwaysiat Mosque.
Islam
Lebanon
Byblos
 The Sultan Abdul Mosque dates from 1648.
Islam
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 The Shia mosque in Baalbek, a Shia Muslim town in the northern Bekaa.
Islam
Lebanon
Sidon
 The Great Mosque.
Islam
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Dmit
 Druze prayer house. The Druze are a branch of Islam.
Islam
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Fakhr ud-Din Mosque
 The interior.
Islam
Macedonia
Tetovo
Painted Mosque
 The mosque dates from 1459.
Islam
Macedonia
Tetovo
Painted Mosque
 Man praying.
Islam
Macedonia
Tetovo
Baba Arabati Tekke
 The prayer hall.
Islam
Macedonia
Tetovo
Baba Arabati Tekke
 Detail of panelling on a small mosque.
Islam
Macedonia
Tetovo
Baba Arabati Tekke
 The mosque entrance.
Islam
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Friday Mosque
 The mosque dates from 1907 and is in Moorish style.
Islam
Malaysia
Penang Island
 Kapitan Kling Mosque.
Islam
Malaysia
Penang Island
Chinatown
 The Malay Mosque with its unusual Egyptian style minaret.
Islam
Malaysia
Kota Bharu
 The entrance of the State Mosque.
Islam
Morocco
Fez
 The carved and tiled Bou Inania Medersa (Islamic school) in Fez.
Islam
Morocco
Tangiers
Sidi Bou Abib Mosque
 The Sidi Bou Abib Mosque dates from 1917.
Islam
Oman
Muscat
Ruwi
 The Sultan Qaboos Mosque in the Ruwi district.
Islam
Oman
Muscat
Al-Ghubrah
 Persian style arches at the Grand Mosque.
Islam
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Mosque
 The mosque has a beautiful tiled dome.
Islam
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
 The mosque was built by the Moghul Emperor, Aurangzeb in 1676.
Islam
Pakistan
Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque
 The beautifully decorated interior.
Islam
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
Shrine of Lal Qalandar Shahbaz
The decorated minaret.
Islam
Pakistan
Karachi
The minaret of the Defence Society Mosque.
Islam
Qatar
Doha
Al Najada Mosque
 The Al Najada Mosque.
Islam
Qatar
Doha
 The Maani Mosque.
Islam
Singapore
Singapore
Arab Street
 The Sultan Mosque.
Islam
Singapore
Singapore
Arab Street
 The Friday Mosque.
Islam
Singapore
Singapore
Little India
 A South Indian mosque.
Islam
Syria
Damascus
Altikkieh Mosque
 The Ottoman period Altikkieh Mosque.
Islam
Syria
Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The 6th Century Umayyad Mosque is covered with mosaics. It is a converted Byzantine church.
Islam
Syria
Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 The courtyard of the 16th century Omayad Mosque.
Islam
Syria
Homs
Ibn Alwalid Mosque
 The courtyard of the mosque.
Islam
Tajikistan
Wakhan Valley
Langar
Jamoat Khana
 The Jamoat Khana is an Ismaili Prayer Hall.
Islam
Tajikistan
Khingob Valley
Khafiharg
 Mosque at Khafiharg.
Islam
Tajikistan
Penjikent
 Mosque in the centre of town.
Islam
Tunisia
Tunis
 The octagonal minaret of the Hamuda Pasha Mosque (17th century) in the medina of Tunis.

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