Apart from serving as places of worship, masjids also represent our cultural heritage and unique style of Islamic architecture. There are several magnificent and marvelous masjids around the world, but what about masjids that are surrounded by water?
In this post, we have put together some amazing, heart-capturing masjids that are surrounded by water. 🙂
13 Masjids That Are Surrounded By Water
1. al-Rahma Masjid, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
al-Rahma Masjid of Jeddah is located on the Red Sea. It was constructed in the year 1985.
2. Ortakoy Masjid, Istanbul (Turkey)
Ortakoy Masjid is located near the Sea of Marmara. It was commissioned by Sultan Abdulmecid I and built between 1854 and 1856.
3. Putra Masjid, Putrajaya (Malaysia)
Putra Masjid is located next to man-made Putrajaya Lake. Designed by Nik Mohamed Mahmood, this masjid was completed in 1999.
4. Hassan II Masjid, Casablanca (Morocco)
Hassan II Masjid, rising above the Atlantic Ocean, was constructed between 1986 and 1993. It is also one of the largest masjids in the world!
5. Tanjung Bungah Floating Masjid, Penang (Malaysia)
Tanjung Bungah Floating Masjid, situated in the northern part of Penang Island, was built in the year 2004, as a replacement for an older masjid that was damaged due to the major tsunami disaster.
6. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Masjid, Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam)
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Masjid, situated on the banks of the Brunei River, is named after Omar Ali Saifuddin III, the 30th Sultan of Brunei. It was constructed in 1958.
7. Malacca Straits Masjid, Malacca (Malaysia)
Malacca Straits Masjid, located on the Malacca Island above the waters of the Strait of Malacca, was built between 2003 and 2006.
8. Schwetzinger Masjid, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
Schwetzinger Masjid was built in 1779-1791 by a French architect for the Prince Elector of the Palatinate. It is a part of a larger structure, comprising of a palace and gardens.
9. Puchong Perdana Masjid, Selangor (Malaysia)
Puchong Perdana Masjid, also called Masjid as-Salam Puchong Perdana, is situated near the Puchong Lake and was built between 2004-06.
10. Crystal Masjid, Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia)
Crystal Masjid, built on the island of Wan Man, was constructed between 2006 and 2008. It is located on the banks of the Terengganu River.
11. Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Masjid, Putrajaya (Malaysia)
Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Masjid or The Iron Masjid, was built on the Putrajaya Lake between 2004 and 2009, and officially opened in the year 2010.
12. Kota Kinabalu City Masjid, Sabah (Malaysia)
Kota Kinabalu City Masjid is located on the shores of Likas Bay on the South China Sea. Its construction began in 1989, and the masjid was officially opened on 02 February, 2000.
13. Tengku Tengah Zahara Masjid, Terengganu (Malaysia)
Tengku Tengah Zahara Masjid is situated near the estuary of Kuala Ibai River. It was constructed between 1993 and 1995.
That brings us to the end of this roundup. Need more? Why not check out some more awesome masjids with contemporary design?