In our series, we are introducing beautiful mosques from different countries. This time, the mosques we will get to know are in Kuwait.
Siddika Fatima Zehra Mosque
Calling it the “Little Taj Mahal” would be fitting for this mosque, which was started in 2008 and completed in 2011. The mosque was designed in the style of the Taj Mahal by Iranian and Indian craftsmen who worked tirelessly for about 8 months, 24 hours a day. Moreover, the marbles used in its construction were specially imported from Iran. This mosque covers a total area of 3,200 square meters and has a separate area for men with a capacity of 3,500 people and a separate area for women with a capacity of 500 people.
Muhammad Nasir Al-Sabah Mosque
Named after Kuwait’s former Prime Minister Nasser Al-Sabah, this mosque is located in the Ras Salmiya region of Kuwait City. Completed in 1981, the mosque is surrounded by consecutive color-changing LED lights. This beautiful and striking mosque is also known as the “Pyramid Mosque.”
Located in the capital city of Kuwait, Kuwait City, this mosque is considered a significant place in the country due to its harmonious blend of traditional Kuwaiti architecture and modern design. With its conical dome, we can witness the unique architecture of Islamic art. The mosque particularly hosts thousands of worshippers during the Ramadan months. Also, the simplicity of Fatima Mosque, which draws attention in a small area, is considered one of the oldest seaside mosques in Kuwait.
Considered one of the world’s largest mosques with a capacity of 13,000 people, the Grand Mosque has a dome that is 26 meters high, adorned with the 99 names of Allah (Asma-ul Husna). The minaret located in the northwest corner of the mosque resembles the unique Andalusian architecture. Among the significant features of the mosque, there is a 350-square-meter library containing Islamic source books and documents. Furthermore, the mosque has a five-story parking facility with a capacity of 550 cars.