12 Unusual Mosques Around the World

From Indonesia to Mali

While there are strict requirements in Islam for a building to be classified as a mosque, people throughout civilizations have found numerous creative ways to meet them, and simultaneously turn the places of worship into incredible works of art.

Most mosques around the world look practically the same, featuring domes or minarets—some more elaborate than others. Architectural styles depend on the region, but sometimes creativity takes a full turn—making for some of the world’s most exquisite, and unique, architectural gems.  

From Indonesia to Mali, we rounded up some of the world’s most unusual mosques

Nusrat Djahan Mosque, Denmark

Great Mosque Of Djenné, Mali

Niujie Mosque, China

Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque, Sri Lanka

Fatima Mosque, Kuwait

Lala Tulpan Mosque, Russia

Nasser Mosque, Kuwait

Sancaklar Underground Mosque, Turkey

Safina Mosque, Pakistan

Grand Mosque West Sumatra, Indonesia

Education City Mosque, Qatar

Cage Mosque, Saudi Arabia
Unusual Mosques

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