26 Amazing Masjid Ceilings

Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)

There are a number of masjids around the world with incredible architecture and striking beauty. The beauty of these masjids is captivating inside and out, but it is the mesmerizing detail in the ceilings of these architectural masterpieces that will truly amaze you.

In this post, I have put together some images of masjid ceilings from around the globe. 

26 Amazing Masjid Ceilings

 1. al-Masjid an-Nabawi Masjid, Medina (Saudi Arabia)

an-Nabawi Masjid was built by the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in Medina. Need I say more? 🙂

Al-Nabawi Masjid, Medina (Saudi Arabia)Image: Americophile
an-Nabawi Masjid, Medina (Saudi Arabia)
Image: Americophile

2. al-Aqsa Masjid, Jerusalem (Palestine)

al-Aqsa Masjid also known as Bayt al-Maqdis was the first Qiblah for Muslims.

Al-Aqsa Masjid, Jerusalem ( Palestine)Image: meedanphotos
al-Aqsa Masjid, Jerusalem (Palestine)
Image: meedanphotos

3. Great Masjid of Cordoba (Spain)

The Great Masjid of Cordoba was built in 784 CE by Umayyad prince Abd al-Rahman I. It was, sadly, later converted into a cathedral after Muslims were expelled from Spain.

Great Masjid of Cordoba (spain)Image: SantiMB
Great Masjid of Cordoba (Spain)
Image: SantiMB

4. Blue Masjid, Istanbul (Turkey)

Sultan Ahmet Masjid, popularly known as the Blue Masjid, was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Sultan Ahmed I in Istanbul.

Blue Masjid, Istanbul (Turkey)Image: Garrett Ziegler
Blue Masjid, Istanbul (Turkey)
Image: Garrett Ziegler

5. Al Sultan Qalawoon Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)

Al Sultan Qalawoon Masjid or The Sultan al-Nasr Muhammad ibn Qalawoon Masjid was built by Sultan al-Nasr Muhammad in 1318 in Cairo, Egypt.

Al Sultan Qalawoon Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)Image: Jorge Láscar
Al Sultan Qalawoon Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)
Image: Jorge Láscar

6. Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore (Pakistan)

Wazir Khan Masjid was built in seven years, starting around 1634-1635, by the then-governor of the Punjab province in Mughal times, Hakim Shaikh Alim-ud-din Ansari, popularly known as Wazir Khan.

Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore (Pakistan)Image: Salman Arif
Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore (Pakistan)
Image: Salman Arif

7. Taj Mahal Masjid, Agra (India)

Taj Mahal Masjid or Jama Masjid Agra was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. It is made up of redstone and stands on the western side of the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal Masjid, Agra (India)Image: jonathan leveneur
Taj Mahal Masjid, Agra (India)
Image: jonathan leveneur

8. Sheikh Zayed Masjid, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Sheikh Zayed Masjid is the largest masjid in the United Arab Emirates, named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates. Its construction lasted from 1996 to 2007.

Sheikh Zayed Masjid, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)Image: Luca Mauri
Sheikh Zayed Masjid, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Image: Luca Mauri

9. Al Fateh Grand Masjid, Manama (Bahrain)

Al Fateh Grand Masjid, named after the conqueror of Bahrain, Ahmed Al Fateh, was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al-Khalifa in 1987.

Al Fateh Grand Masjid, Manama (Bahrain) Image: Rory
Al Fateh Grand Masjid, Manama (Bahrain) 
Image: Rory

10. St Petersburg Masjid, St Petersburg (Russia)

St Petersburg Masjid was constructed in 1910-1913 under the patronage of Abdoul Ahad, the Emir of Bukhara.

Saint Petersburg Masjid, St Petersburg (Russia)Image: wikimedia
St Petersburg Masjid, St Petersburg (Russia)
Image: wikimedia

11. Selimiye Masjid, Edirne (Turkey)

Selimiye Masjid, was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built between 1569 and 1575 CE.

Central dome of Selimiye Masjid, Edirne (Turkey)Image: Jeff and Neda
Central dome of Selimiye Masjid, Edirne (Turkey)
Image: Jeff and Neda

Also:

Secondary dome of Selimiye Masjid, Edirne (Turkey)Image: Sholeh Munion
Secondary dome of Selimiye Masjid, Edirne (Turkey)
Image: Sholeh Munion

12. Jama Masjid, Delhi (India)

Masjid-i-Jahan-Numah, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 CE.

Jama Masjid, Delhi (India)Image: TravelAdventures
Jama Masjid, Delhi (India)
Image: TravelAdventures

13. Shah Jahan Masjid, Thatta (Pakistan)

Shah Jahan Masjid was built in 1647, during the reign of Mughal Enperor Shah Jahan.

Shah Jehan Masjid, Thatta (Pakistan)Image: Nadir Siddiqi
Shah Jehan Masjid, Thatta (Pakistan)
Image: Nadir Siddiqi

14. The Nizamiye Turkish Masjid, Johannesburg (South Africa)

Construction of The Nizamiye Turkish Masjid began in October 2009, and was completed in 2012 by Ali Katırcıoğlu, a Turkish businessman.

The Nizamiye Turkish Masjid, Johannesburg (South Africa)Image: Paul Saad
The Nizamiye Turkish Masjid, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Image: Paul Saad

15. Tokyo Central Masjid, Tokyo (Japan)

Tokyo Central Masjid was originally built in 1938 by Bashkir and Tatar immigrants from Russia. It was reconstructed in 1998-2000 with the help of of Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı.

Tokyo Central Masjid, Tokyo (Japan) Image: Guilhem Vellut
Tokyo Central Masjid, Tokyo (Japan)
Image: Guilhem Vellut

16. Suleyman Pasha Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)

Masjid of Suleyman Pasha al-Khadim, in Egypt, was built by an Ottoman governor in 1528.

Suleyman Pasha Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)
Suleyman Pasha Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)
Image: Friendzkz

17. Putra Masjid, Putrajaya (Malaysia)

Putra Masjid was constructed near a man-made lake in 1997-99.

Putra Masjid, Putrajaya (Malaysia)Image: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas
Putra Masjid, Putrajaya (Malaysia)
Image: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

18. Nusretiye Masjid, Istanbul (Turkey)

Nusretiye Masjid was built in 1823-26 by Sultan Mahmud II.

Nusretiye Masjid, İstanbul (Turkey)Image: jaime.silva
Nusretiye Masjid, Istanbul (Turkey)
Image: jaime.silva

19. Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)

The Ummayad Masjid, also known as the Grand Masjid of Damascus, was built in 715 CE, and is dedicated to Prophet Yahya (PBUH).

Central Dome of Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)Image: Rguha
Central Dome of Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)
Image: Rguha

Another image:

Secondary Dome of Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)Image: Reibai
Secondary Dome of Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)
Image: Reibai

Yet another:

Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)Image: American_rugbier
Umayyad Masjid, Damascus (Syria)
Image: American_rugbier

20. Tilya-Kori Masjid, Registan Square (Uzbekistan)

Tilya-Kori Madrasah along with the Masjid was constructed in 1646-60.

Tilya-Kori Masjid, Registan square (Uzbekistan)Image: Dan Lundberg
Tilya-Kori Masjid, Registan Square (Uzbekistan)
Image: Dan Lundberg

 21. Sultan Qaboos Grand Masjid, Muscat (Oman)

Sultan Qaboos Grand Masjid was constructed in 1995-2001 and named after Sultan Qaboos of Oman.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Masjid, Muscat (Oman)
Sultan Qaboos Grand Masjid, Muscat (Oman)
Image: Reji

22. Badshahi Masjid, Lahore (Pakistan)

Badshahi Masjid in Lahore was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It was constructed between 1671 and 1673.

Badshahi Masjid, Lahore (Pakistan)
Badshahi Masjid, Lahore (Pakistan)
Image: lukexmartin

23. Muhammad Ali Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)

Muhammad Ali Pasha Masjid is situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt. It was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha, in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali’s oldest son, who died in 1816.

Muhammad Ali Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)
Muhammad Ali Masjid, Cairo (Egypt)
Image: Ernie R

24. El-Tabia Masjid, Aswan (Egypt)

El-Tabia Masjid is situated in Aswan, Egypt. It is located amidst a park on a hill in the center of Aswan, and is surrounded by scenic gardens.

 El-Tabia Masjid, Aswan (Egypt)
El-Tabia Masjid, Aswan (Egypt)
Image: Son of Groucho

25. Juma Masjid, The Ark, Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

The Ark, a royal town-within-a-town, is Bukhara’s oldest structure. At the top of the entrance ramp is the 17th-century Juma (Friday) Masjid.

Juma Masjid, The Ark, Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
Juma Masjid, The Ark, Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
Image: Aleksandr Zykov

26. Muhammad al-Amin Masjid, Beirut (Lebanon)

Muhammad al-Amin Masjid, also referred to as the Blue Masjid, is located in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

 Muhammad Al-Amin Masjid, Beirut (Lebanon)
Muhammad Al-Amin Masjid, Beirut (Lebanon)
Image: N.karim

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