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Mosque of Samarra with spiral ziggurat, Iraq

Mosque of Samarra with spiral ziggurat, Iraq

Ruins of a huge mosque 2500 years old, with spiral tower famous to artists and architects. Located approx. 80 miles northwest of Baghdad. See novel "Appointment in Samarra" by John O'Hara.

Editor's note/additional info from user "Watts": This is the Great Mosque of Samarra and the famous Malwiya spiral minaret. The mosque was designed to seat 80,000 people and at 409,000 square f...
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Fatih mosque, istanbul

Fatih mosque, istanbul

This was the first Turkish mosque built after the conquest. The main building was completed in seven years (1463-1470).
The architect Atic Sinan built the largest kulliye in Ottoman Art History. The kulliye consisted of medreses, Kervansaray, hamam, a hospital, baths, a kitchen for the poor, a library, and a Koranic school. The Kulliye has been preserved in its original form. The origin...
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Kocatepe mosque, Ankara, TR

Kocatepe mosque, Ankara, TR

This is a recently constructed mosque of great size in classical Ottoman design with four minarets. Built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter, its size and prominent situation have made it a landmark.
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The Great Mosque (Al-Masjid al-Haram ) - Makkah (or Mecca)

The Great Mosque (Al-Masjid al-Haram ) - Makkah (or Mecca)

The sanctuary or relic of the Islam. Additional information from: scouting_gerbil This is the Great Mosque in the Islamic Holy City of Makkah. Every year thousands of Hajjis (Muslim pilgrims) gather here to worship Allah on the Hajj (pilgrimage). The box in the centre is the Kaaba, a shrine built by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael. Although it is white here, every year in January the Ka...
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Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo

Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo

Reflecting the characteristics of Abassid art, This beautiful mosque is featured on the Egyptian five pound note. It is the oldest preserved mosque in Egypt.
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Agadez Grand Mosque, Niger

Agadez Grand Mosque, Niger

The Agadez Grand Mosque was originally built in the year 1515 but was restored in the year 1844, keeping the old form intact. It is a great spot of sightseeing in Agadez.
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The Grand Mosque - Kuwait

The Grand Mosque - Kuwait

The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the state of Kuwait. Its area spans 45,000 square meters, out of which the building itself covers 20,000 square meters. The main prayer hall is 72 meters wide on all sides, has 21 teakwood doors, and has lighting provided by 144 windows. The dome of the mosque is 26 meters in diameter, and 43 meters high, and is decorated with the "Asma al-hosna&qu...
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Siddi Mosque

Siddi Mosque

The most famous mosque in Ahmedabad is Sidi Sayed Mosque, acclaimed for it's splendid Jhali screen, framed, in the ten semi-circular windows. It is a superb example of delicate carving that transforms atone into filigree.
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Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

This mosque is at the famous Najaf cemetery where all Shi'a desire to be buried. Scene of a horrific car bombing during US occupation of 2003-? Many Shi'a make a pilgrimage to this mosque.
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Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Gibraltar

Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Gibraltar

Also known as the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque or the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
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Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia

Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia

Banya Bashi Mosque (Bulgarian: Баня баши джамия, Banya bashi dzhamiya; Turkish: Banya Başı Camii) is a mosque in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is one of the oldest mosques in Europe, having been completed in 1576, during the years the Ottomans had control of the capital. The mosque derives its name from the phra...
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Mosque of Medina

Mosque of Medina

Tomb of the prophet Mohammed, his daughter, Fatima and the caliph, Omar. Usually visited as part a pilgrimage to Mecca (or hajj).

Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet is the second holiest mosque in the Islamic world. The original mosque was built by Muhammad (SAAW). In the middle of the mosque is the shrine of the Prophet Muhammad(SAAW), known as Gumbad-e-Khizra or Dome of the Pro...
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