The Biggest Masjid In The World

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Jide Adeyoye Franklin Staff asked 5 years ago

We have written on the top 10 biggest mosque in the world, this time, we want to expose the biggest masjid in the world. Islam as a religion has evolved and has spread through many Asian countries just like Christianity. All Moslems believe in Allah and prophet Muhammed while their holy book is the Quran.


The Biggest Masjid in The World

There are a lot of Masjid in the world today but the biggest Masgid currently is the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which according to Wikipedia is also known as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas and the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site on which the silver domed mosque sits, along with the Dome of the Rock, also referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif, is the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, the place where the Temple stood before being destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.

Muslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa (biggest masjid in the world) during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site until the seventeenth month after the emigration, when God directed him to turn towards the Kaaba.

The mosque was originally a small prayer house built by Umar the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, but was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 CE. The mosque was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and rebuilt by the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur in 754. His successor al-Mahdi rebuilt it again in 780. Another earthquake destroyed most of al-Aqsa in 1033, but two years later the Fatimid caliph Ali az-Zahir built another mosque which has stood to the present day.