23 Stunningly Beautiful Mosques That Are Perfect For Taraweeh With A View

By Sarmad Amer | 28 Apr, 2021

Mosques taraweeh

Mosques are not only a place of worship, they function as community centers for many people all over the world. Some of the places are more picturesque than any other site. And so, we thought it would be good idea to explore some of the most breathtaking mosques that are perfect for taraweeh with a view. These mosques around the world, one should visit at least once in their lifetime.


1. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

We couldn’t start the list of mosques to offer taraweeh in without mentioning the iconic Badshahi Mosque. Located in Lahore, the mosque was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and was the largest mosque at the time. The mosque can accommodate a whopping 100,000 worshipers.

mosques taraweeh badshahi
Source: @Official_PIA / Twitter


2. Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan

Located in Russia, the mosque was constructed in the 16th century and was said to be the largest mosque in Russia. These days, the mosque also serves as a museum of Islam in Russia.

mosques taraweeh qolsarf
Source: Mother Russia / Facebook


3. Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai

The lights of the mosque showcase the tranquility one feels inside while looking at this breathtaking mosque. Construction for the mosque itself began back in 1975 – it took its time however, it did not disappoint; Jumeirah Mosque is the most photographed mosque in Dubai.

mosques taraweeh jumeirah
Source: thousandwonders.net


4. Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Sabah

The City Mosque is the second main mosque of Malaysia. The construction for this mosque began back in 1989 but wasn’t completed until 2000 due to a lack of funds in between. Due to the man-made lagoon surrounding the mosque, it has been nicknamed “The Floating Mosque.”

mosques taraweeh kota kinabalu
Source: Cn0ra / Getty Images


5. The Great Mosque, Djenne

While the Great Mosque in Mali doesn’t follow the typical design of most mosques, the ancient architecture certainly catches your eye and leaves you enthralled. This large adobe building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The exact time of construction is not known, but some experts say it could have been constructed as early as the 1200s.

There is a festival each year for the maintenance and rebuilding of the mosque every year (because of the materials used in its construction upkeep is necessary) where the entire community takes part.

mosques taraweeh djenne
Source: Francois Xavier Marit / AFP / Getty Images


6. Islamic Center of America, Dearborn

The Islamic Center of America insitution dates back to 1964 but this new mosque only opened in 2005 and is now the largest mosque in the US. The mosque is the oldest Shia mosque in the US with a large Shia population residing in Dearborn.

mosques taraweeh dearborn
Source: Bob Sessions


7. Bhong Mosque, Rahim Yar Khan

This is one of the most colorful mosques for your taraweeh. Located in South Punjab, Pakistan, the mosque was designed and constructed over a period of 50 years (1932-1982). This exquisite mosque also won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986.

mosques taraweeh bhong
Source: houseofpakistan.com


8. Sultan Ahmed Shah State Mosque, Kuantan

Located in Malaysia, this glorious mosque was constructed in 1993. This architectural gem is built in an Ottoman-Moorish Islamic style, with four rocket-like minarets and a large half-round decorated dome flanked by four smaller domes. The mosque also happens to be one of the most notable sites in Kuantan – I mean, look at it.

mosques taraweeh kuantan
Source: Razu Ryza / Flickr


9. Shaikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Shaikh Zayed Mosque is named after named after the late president of the UAE. Shaikh Zayed wanted to build a structure that would embody the cultural diversity of the Islamic world, it’s historical and modern values of architecture and art. Constructed from 1996 to 2007, the mosque is the largest one in the UAE.

mosques taraweeh sheikh zayed
Source: Josef Holmes


10. Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

The Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa. It cost a whopping 585 million Euros to build it but look at its beauty. Sure would be great to watch the sunset from this mosque by the sea.

mosques taraweeh casabalanca
Source: Mehmet A. / Pixabay


11. Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Shiraz

Also known as the Pink Mosque, the Nasir ol Molk Mosque is a traditional mosque in Iran. Built in 1876, the mosque has an extensive supply of colored glass and pink colored tiles.

mosques taraweeh shiraz
Source: omnivagant.com


12. Shah Mosque, Isfahan

Another beautiful mosque in Irna, the Shah Mosque was built during the Safavid period and is regarded as one of the masterpieces of both Persian and Islamic architecture. This grand mosque is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

mosques taraweeh isfahan
Source: persiantouring.com


13. Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque, Naqsh-e-Jahan Square

More Persian architecture. This 16th-century mosque was also built during the Safavid period hence the similarity in architecture to the Shah Mosque. And just like the Shah Mosque, the Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque too is regarded as an architectural masterpiece.

mosques taraweeh naqsh e jahan
Source: @milica_grujic_ / Instagram


14. Blue Mosque, Istanbul

One of the most breathtaking and iconic mosques, the Blue Mosque, also known as the Shah Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque, is a historical mosque located in European part of Istanbul. The architecture of the mosque, influenced by Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, is has a magnetic force that draws you towards it.

mosques taraweeh blue istanbul
Source: propertyturkey.com


15. Masjid Nabvi, Madina

Also known as the Prophet’s Mosque, Masjid an-Nabvi was built by the Prophet Muhammad and is thus one the most historic mosques in the world. The mosque is also regarded as the second holiest site in Islam after Mecca and is also one of the largest mosques in the world.

mosques taraweeh nabvi
Source: Omar Chatriwala


16. Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

There’s no way we couldn’t include Faisal Mosque in our list. The iconic mosque in Pakistan is shaped after a bedouin tent and was named after the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia who financed and supported the construction of the mosque. Fun Fact: Faisal Mosque was the largest mosque in the world up until 1993.

mosques taraweeh faisal mosque
Source: propakistani.pk


17. Şakirin Mosque, Istanbul

Quite possibly the most modern mosque in Turkey, Şakirin Mosque opened it’s doors to worshippers in May 2009. Although the mosque has a small capacity of 500 people, it’s architecture is quite remarkable which is why it lands on this list.

mosques taraweeh sakirin
Source: commons.wikimedia.org


18. Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq

The Great Mosque of Samarra is a 9th century mosque with a very unique design located in Iraq. Not your average mosque eh?

Source: azislam.com


19. Umayyad Mosque, Syria

Also known as the Grand Mosque, the Ummayad Mosque is one of the oldest and largest mosques in the world. Many Muslims also consider the mosque to be the 4th holiest site in Islam as Muslims believe the mosque is where Hazrat Isa will return on the Day of Judgement.

mosques taraweeh ummayad
Source: birklund / Flickr


20. Cologne Central Mosque, Germany

The Cologne Central mosque is currently still under construction. The mosque is designed in Ottoman architectural style, with glass walls, two minarets, and a dome. The mosque is proposed to have a bazaar as well as other secular areas intended for interfaith interactions. Very cool.

mosques taraweeh germany
Source: Paul Böhm


21. Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as the Al Aqsa Compound or Haram esh-Sharif in Islam. Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque of Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Prophet Muhammad led prayers towards this site until the 16th or 17th month after his migration from Mecca to Medina, when Allah directed him to turn towards the Kaaba in Mecca.

mosques taraweeh al aqsa
Source: AFP


22. Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca

The famous floating mosque of Pulau Melaka, is popular among locals by the name of Masjid Selat Melaka. A feature of this beautiful mosque is its 30-meter-high minaret, which additionally works as a beacon, going about as an aide for watercrafts, boats and air ships, making this structure both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

mosques taraweeh malacca straits
Source: izamree / Flickr


23. Masjid Al Haram, Mecca

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Masjid Al Haram. Does it really need a description? I think not.

mosques taraweeh al haram
Source: Hossam all line / Flickr

So which of these mosques would you like to offer taraweeh in?


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