Thursday, October 25, 2012

Al-Masjid Al-Haram | The Biggest Mosque on The World

The mosque that stands majestically in the city of Mecca is the largest mosque in the world. Standing on an area of ​​598,657 m2. Grand Mosque can accommodate more than 900,000 pilgrims from around the world. The mosque was built in 638 AD when the reign of Umar bin Khattab is regarded as the holiest shrine for Muslims because in it there is the Ka'ba Qibla direction throughout the Muslim world as well as the main purpose of worship Hajj.

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What's Mosque?

A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. The word entered the English language most likely through French (mosquée), from Spanish (mezquita), from Berber (tamezgida), ultimately originating in Arabic: masjid مسجد‎ — Arabic pronunciation: [ˈmæsdʒɪd].[1] The Arabic word masjid literally means a place of prostration.

The word "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship, although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller masjid dedicated for the daily five prayers and the larger masjid jāmi‘ (مسجد جامع) where the daily five prayers and the Friday congregation sermons are held with a high volume of attendance. The masjid jāmi‘ also plays more roles such as teaching Qur'an and educating future imams.