Top 10 Mosques of the world (Al-Masjid al-Ḥaram) - 1st

Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām
Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām 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 356,800 square metres (88.2 acres) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to four million Muslim worshipers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.
Location                      Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Established                638
Branch/tradition    Sunni Islam (Hanbali)
Administration          Saudi Arabian government
Leader Ship                Imam(s)
                                        Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
                                        Saud Al-Shuraim
Capacity                     900,000 (increased to 4,000,000 during Hajj period)
Minaret                       9
Minaret height         89 meters (292 ft)


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