Al-Aqsa Mosque

World’s Top 20 Largest Mosques

20. Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem Al-Aqsa Mosque also known as al-Aqsa, is an Islamic holy place in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site that includes the mosque (along …

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20. Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

Al-Aqsa Mosque also known as al-Aqsa, is an Islamic holy place in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site that includes the mosque (along with the Dome of the Rock) is also referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif or “Sacred Noble Sanctuary”, a site also known as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, the place where the First and Second Temples are generally accepted to have stood. Widely considered as the third holiest site in Islam, Muslims believe that the prophet Muhammad  was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site until the seventeenth month after the emigration, when God ordered him to turn towards the Ka’aba. Al-Aqsa is comes as twentieth largest mosque of the world.

Al-Aqsa Mosque

A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Muslims often refer to the mosque by its Arabic name, Masjid. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer as well as a center for information, education and dispute settlement. This post features top 20 largest mosques of the world, hope you will like our effort.

19. Masjid e Tooba (Gol Masjid), Karachi, Pakistan

Masjid e Tooba or Tooba Mosque is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Locally, it is also known as the Gol Masjid. Masjid e Tooba was built in 1969 in Defense Housing Society, Karachi is nineteenth largest mosque in the world. It is located just off main Korangi Road. Masjid e Tooba is often claimed to be the largest single dome mosque in the world. It is also major tourist attraction in Karachi. Masjid e Tooba is built with pure white marble. The dome of the Masjid e Tooba is 72 meters (236 feet) in diameter, and is balanced on a low surrounding wall with no central pillars. Masjid e Tooba has a single minaret standing 70 meters high. The central prayer hall has a capacity of 5,000 people. It has been built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking inside one end of the dome can be heard at the other end. This mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Dr Babar Hamid Chauhan.

Largest Mosques Masjid e Tooba

18. Al Fateh Mosque (Bahrain Grand Mosque)

The Al-Fateh Mosque also known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque is eighteenth of the largest mosques in the world, capable of accommodating over 7,000 worshippers at a time. he mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, which is a town located in the capital city of Manama. The mosque very close to the Royal Bahraini Palace, the residence of the king of Bahrain Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah. The huge dome built on top of the Al-Fatih Mosque is made of pure fiberglass.

Al Fateh Mosque

17. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah  and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction. Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as seventeenth largest mosque in the world.

Largest Mosques Sultan-Ahmed-Mosque

16. Grozny Central Dome Mosque

Akhmad Kadyrov Grozny Central Dome Mosque is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, and bears the name of Akhmad Kadyrov. The mosque design is based on the Blue Mosque in İstanbul. On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. This mosque is one of the biggest in Europe. In this mosque ten thousand Muslims can pray at a time and its minarets reach 60m high and is sixteenth largest mosque in the world.

Grozny Central Dome Mosque

15. Baitul Futuh Mosque

The Bait’ul Futuh Mosque is the largest mosque in Western Europe and fifteenth largest in the world with an area of 5.2 acres (21,000 m2), the mosque complex can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. Built in 2003 at a cost of approximately £5.5 million, entirely from donations of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it is located in the south-west London suburb of Morden, next to Morden South railway station, 150 yards from the Morden Underground.

Baitul Futuh

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13. Masjid Negara, Malaysia

The Masjid Negara is the national mosque of Malaysia, located in Kuala Lumpur. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of beautiful gardens. The original structure was designed by a three-person team from the Public Works Department – UK architect Howard Ashley, and Malaysians Hisham Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim. Originally built in 1965, it is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly-independent Malaysia. Its key features are a 73-metre-high minaret and an 18-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously – the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret’s cap a folded one. The folded plates of the concrete main roof is a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound. Masjid Negara known as thirteenth largest mosque in the world.

Masjid Negara

12. Id Kah Mosque, China

The Id Kah Mosque is a mosque  located in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in the western People’s Republic of China. It is the largest mosque in China and twelfth largest mosque in the world . Every Friday, it houses nearly 10,000 worshippers and may accommodate up to 20,000. The mosque  was built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442 (although it incorporated older structures dating back to 996) and covers 16,800 square meters.

Id Kah Mosque

11. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman

In 1992 Sultan Qaboos directed that his country of Oman should have a Grand Mosque. A competition for its design took place in 1993 and after a site was chosen at Bausher construction commenced in 1995. Building work, which was undertaken by Carillion  Alawi LLC took six years and four months. The Mosque  is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone and eleventh largest mosque in the world. The main musalla (prayer hall) is square (external dimensions 74.4 x 74.4 metres) with a central dome rising to a height of fifty metres above the floor. The dome and the main minaret (90 metres) and four flanking minarets (45.5 metres) are the mosque’s chief visual features.

10. Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh

Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque of Bangladesh. Located at the heart of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the mosque  was founded during the 1960s. The mosque has a capacity of 30,000, giving it the respectable position of being the 10th biggest mosque in the world. However the mosque is constantly getting overcrowded. This especially occurs during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which has resulted in the Bangladeshi government having to add extensions to the mosque, thus increasing the capacity to at least 40,000.

9. Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

Jama Masjid, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal  Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India and ninth largest mosque  in the world. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk. The later name, Jama Masjid, is a reference to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done at a mosque, the “congregational mosque”. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshipers.

8. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried there. The mosque was officially opened in the Islamic  month of Ramadan in 2007.

7. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

The Badshahi Mosque or the ‘Emperor’s Mosque’ in Lahore is the second largest mosque in Pakistan  and South Asia and the seventh largest mosque in the world. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction. Capable of accommodating 10,000 worshippers in its main prayer hall and a further 100,000 in its courtyard and porticoes, it remained the largest mosque in the world from 1673 to 1986 (a period of 313 years), when overtaken in size by the completion of the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. Today, it remains the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world.

6. Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan

The Faisal Mosque in Islamabad  is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the sixth largest mosque in the world. It was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993 when overtaken in size by the completion of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Subsequent expansions of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia during the 1990s relegated Faisal Mosque to fourth place in terms of size. Faisal Mosque is conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan. It has a covered area of 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft) and has a capacity to accommodate approximately 300,000 worshippers (100,000 in its main prayer hall, courtyard and porticoes and another 200,000 in its adjoining grounds).

5. The Hassan II Mosque

Located in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco  and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Designed by the French architect  Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.[1]  It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque’s adjoining grounds for a total of 105,000 worshippers present at any given time at the Hassan II mosque. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 m (689 ft).

4. Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque, or Masjid Istiqlal, in Jakarta, Indonesia  is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia in term of capacity to accommodate people. However in term of building structure and land coverage, Istiqlal is the largest in Southeast Asia and fourth largest in the world. This national mosque of Indonesia was build to commemorate Indonesian independence, as nation’s gratitude for God’s blessings; the independence of Indonesia. Therefore the national mosque of Indonesia was named “Istiqlal”, an Arabic word for “Independence”.

3. Imam Reza Shrine

Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad, Iran is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imām Ridha, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shi’ites and known as third largest mosque of the world. Also contained within the complex include: the Goharshad Mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries, a cemetery, the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, a dining hall for pilgrims, vast prayer halls, and other buildings.

2. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

Al-Masjid al-Nabawi “Mosque of the Prophet”), often called the Prophet’s Mosque, is a mosque  situated in the city of Medina. As the final resting place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, it is considered the second holiest site in Islam by both Shia and Sunni Muslims (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca) and is the second largest mosque in the world.

1. Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world. Located in the city of Mecca, it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while offering daily prayers and is Islam’s holiest place. The mosque is also known as the Grand Mosque. The current structure covers an area of 4,008,020 square metres (990.40 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to four million Muslim worshippers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.

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  1.   

    Nice Sharing!
    Keep it up

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    Which position will get in world for sha’re mubaraq.

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    NICE COLLECTION OF GREAT MOSQUES

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    Wow,all the mosque ar amazing alhamdullilahi

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    its a beutyfull site and atleast we can see beutyfull mosques in the world.

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    all this mosque,i’ve neva see in my life,i wish i can build one in my dear country Nigeria,amen.

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    islam is the best and nobody cant be this religion

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    big mosque is masjidhul haram in makkah

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    wow what a such beautiful mosques. alhamdulilah…………………

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    Masha Allah Subhan Allah………

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    Maasha Allah !!!

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    why dont you include YOBE mosque which is the fifth in the world

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    Very good

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    thats Beautiful………… places on the universe……….

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    Why you include Ahmadis masjids..dont u know they are not muslims..U should bo ashamed of yourself…

  17.   

    what a great mosquw i really surprise to see and iam watching first time

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    these information is useful for muslim.

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    My islam will everly be my religion

  20.   

    YOU HAVE WRONG NAMES WITH PHOTOS. i have seen some of these mosques but different photos are shown with different names. Check again

  21.   

    islam is great islam is a true mazhab

  22.   

    You Did a great Job

    Thanks

  23.   

    alhamthurillah

  24.   

    ASSALAM O ALIKUM

    i am also amazed to see the greatest mosque of the world, bul i think that TAJ UL MASAJID was also included in this list because it is also so big……

  25.   

    please delete the place of pyar of kafar (Qadiani) that is not Masjid

  26.   

    As we seen hundreds of beautiful masjid, lets pray to ALMIGHTY in every masjid we see thousands of namazis insha ALLAH.

  27.   

    Thanks alot for this INFORMATION!
    I GIVE A PRESENTAION o this TOPIC in my UNIVERSITY !

  28.   

    I am really very much amazed to see these beautiful mosques.
    Inshahallah i will visit all these mosques if allah taalah want……
    thanks God i am MUSLIM.

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    i highly esteem you for your attempt to acquaint this mosque to the people of the world

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    Ahmadiyya Jamaat and their followers today pretend to be the champions of Islam, claiming to have exemplary character. They go to extra length to advertise that Muslims have labelled them Kaafir whereas they are very peace-loving sect of Islam, who has never labelled anyone KAAFIR. They raise the slogan: LOVE FOR ALL, HATRED FOR NONE. However in real life all these claims fly in the face. The founder of Ahmadiyya Movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, has this to say about the Muslims (non-Ahmadi Muslims)

    “Except for the CHILDREN OF PROSTITUTE, whose hearts have been sealed by God, everyone else believes in me and has accepted me.” (Aina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Roohani Khazain vol.5 p.547)

    “God has revealed to me that anyone to whom my message has reached and he has not accepted me , he is not a muslim.” (Letter of Mirza to Dr. Abdul Hakeem Khan Patialvi)

    “I have God’s inspiration that he who does not follow you and will not enter your Ba’ith and remain your opponent, he is disobedient of God and His Prophet, Hellish.” (Advertisement in M’ayaar-ul-Akhyar by Mirza Ghulam p.8)

    “Thus remember as God has informed me, it is forbidden and absolutely forbidden to pray behind any disbeliever and hesitant; but is should be that your imam should be one of you.” (Arbaeen No 3, Roohani Khazain vol.17 p.417 footnote)

    Some one asked a question and Mirza has replied to it. Both are mentioned in his book, Haqeeqat-ul-Wahi. I quote:

    “Question: Huzoor-e-aali has mentioned in thousands of places that it is not at all right to call KAFIR a Kalima-go (one who recites a Kalima) and an Ahle-Qibla. It is quite obvious that except those Momineen who become Kafir by rejecting you, just by not accepting you no one becomes a Kafir. But you write to Abdul Hakeem Khan that anyone who has received my message and he has not accepted me, he is not Muslim. There is contradiction between this statement and the statements in previous books. Earlier in Tiryaq-ul-Quloob etc you had mentioned that no one becomes Kafir by not accepting you and now you are writing that by rejecting me he becomes a Kafir.
    Answer: This is strange that you consider the person who rejects me and the person who calls me Kafir as two different persons, whereas in the eyes of God he is the same type; because he who does not accept me is because he considers me a fabricator…. apart from this, he who does not accept me, he does not believe in God and His Prophet as well, because there is God’s and his Prophet’s prophecy regarding me” (Haqeeqat-ul-Wahi, Roohani Khazain vol.22 p.167)

    “It is our obligation that we do not consider non-ahmadis as muslims and do not pray behind them, because for us they have rejected one prophet (Mirza Ghulam) of God. This is a religious matter and no one has any right to do anything in it.” (Anwar-e-Khilafat, by Mirza Mahmood, Khalifa 2, p.90)

    “All muslims who are not included in the initiation of Maseeh Mowood, even if they have not heard the name of Maseeh Mowood, they are Kafir and out of the fold of Islam. I admit that these are my beliefs.” (Aina-e-Sadaqat, by Mirza Mahmood, 2nd Khalifa, p.35)

    “Every one who accepts Moses but not Eesa or accepts Eesa but not Mohammad or accepts Mohammad but not Maseeh Mowood, he is not only Kafir but a hardened Kafir and is out of the fold of Islam. (Kalimat-alFasl by Mirza Basheer Ahmad s/o Mirza Ghulam p.110)

    Question: “Is it permitted to say May God Bless the departed soul, forgive him and send him to Paradise for a person who was not included in Ahmadiyyat?”
    Answer: “The KUFR of non-Ahmadis is proven by evident signs and it is not permitted to ask for forgiveness for non-believers (KUFFAR).” (Al-Fazl Qadian vol.8, No. 59, 7th Feb 1921)

    “Non-Ahmadis are the disbelievers therefore their funeral prayers should not be offered, but if an infant of non-ahmadi dies, why should we not pray his funaral prayer, he is not a disbeliever of Maseeh Mowood? I ask the inquirer, that if this is true than why don’t we offer funeral prayer of a Hindu or a Christian child? How many people offer their funeral prayer?” (Anwar-e-Khilafat, Mirza Mahmood, 2nd Khalifa, p.93)

    “It is the order of Hazrat Maseeh Mowood and firm order that no ahmadi should give his daughter to non-ahmadi. It is obligatory on every ahmadi to carry it out….. there is great loss in it, besides this marriage is not permitted.” (Barakat-e-Khilafat by Mirza Mehmood p.73)

    “Our prayers are separate from Non-ahmadis, it is forbidden to give our girls to them, we are stopped to offer their funeral prayers. Now what is left that we can participate with them? There are only two kinds of relations – religious and worldly. For religious relations, it is the gathering for prayers and for worldly relations, it is the marriage and both are forbidden for us.” (Mirza Basheer Ahmad s/o Mirza Ghulam, Kalimat alFasl p.169)

    “The point is now quite clear. If it is ‘Kufr’ (infidelity) to deny the Gracious Prophet (Muhammad pbuh), it must also be ‘Kufr’ to deny the Promised Messiah, because the Promised Messiah is in no way a separate being from the Gracious Prophet; rather he is the same (Muhammad incarnate). If anyone is not deemed a Kafir for denying the Promised Messiah, then anyone else who denies the Gracious Prophet also cannot be considered a Kafir. How is it possible that denying him in his first birth as Prophet should be regarded as Kufr, but denying him in his (reincarnated) second birth as prophet should not be regarded as Kufr, when, as claimed by the Promised Messiah, his (Mirza’s birth as Muhammad incarnate) spiritual attainment is stronger, complete and severe.” (Kalimatul Fasl, pages 146-147, as cited in the Review of Religions, dated March-April 1915)

    “Any person who believes in Moses but does not believe in Christ, or believes in Christ but does not believe in Muhammad, or believes in Muhammad but does not believe in the Promised Messiah, is not only a Kafir, but a ‘pakka’ (confirmed) Kafir, and (he is) out of the fold of Islam.” (Kalimatul Fasl, page 110, by Mirza Bashir Ahmad, M.A.)

    “All such Muslims who did not swear allegiance to the promised Masih (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian), even though they did not hear the name of the Promised Masih, are Kafir and debarred from the fold of Islam.” (Aiena-e-Sadaqat, page 35, by Mirza Mahmud Ahmad Qadiani).

  32.   

    please delete the place of pyar of kafar (Qadiani) that is not Masjid

  33.   

    it is good but 1 thing is really wrong and that is num 20 masjid al aqsa.the picture u have put is the wrong one. the Freemasons are trying to trick the muslims so they can knock down the real al aqsa.

  34.   

    Iam amazed to see these world famous beautiful masjid.Alhamdulilla.Plz include TAJU MASAJID in Bhopal.India. Thanks.

  35.   

    I am amazed to see these beautiful mosques.
    Inshahallah i will visit all these mosques if allah taalah want……thanks God

  36.   

    I am amazed to see these beautiful mosques.
    and thanks god I am Muslim.

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    i have never seen such beautiful masjids in fact i have never seen a single masjid from inside . infront of our house there’s a beatiful masjid but i have never seen it i wish igo and see it. it is bait_ul_mukarram masjid karachi

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    i have never seen such beautiful masjids in fact i have never seen a single masjid from inside . infront of our house there’s a beatiful masjid but i have never seen it i wish igo and see it. it is bait_ul_mukarram masjid karachi

  39.   

    The list does not include the largest Mosque in Ankara, this has a capacity of 100k plus people.

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    I am amazed to see these beautiful mosques.

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    Nice list but you have completely missed Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal, India. It is the largest mosque of South Asia. It can hold 175,000 people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_large_mosques

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj-ul-Masajid

  42.   

    beautiful

  43.   

    its great finally i find the rite list, i think
    respect these places but not enough that or say wwwwwwaaoo the actual thing is that say ur prayers in masjid,s

  44.   

    good website and send more pics

  45.   

    Yap, the first pic is not Aqsa Mosque, but Sakhra..

    see:
    http://alqamardesigns.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/masjid_al_aqsa6.jpg

  46.   

    cool ..thanks..but about the first one..it’s not the Aqsa mosque..it’s called Qobbet El Sakhra

  47.   

    it,s good resalt for the above information

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    please send more masjid picture

  49.   

    that type of photo very beautiful for us.

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    be interested to know the sqmeters of the others – The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is 40,000sqm for building in a 400,000 land space