The 13 Wonders of Islam



The greatest wonders of the Islamic world are not like the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Louvre Museum, the Library of Congress, or the Hoover Dam. The greatest wonders of the Islamic world do not celebrate the greatness of man, nor pay homage to his intellect, or nor admire his art. The Islamic world only worships man's submission to the dictates of a vile, savage, brutal, ignorant, desert pedophile.

For those who revel in the subjugation, conversion, or enslavement of mankind, I offer the following 13 wonders of the Islamic world in order of worshiper capacity:

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Legend

#MosquePhoto CreditCapacity (Worshipers)Area in m²LocationYear Built
1Masjid al-HaramFunxone4,000,000400,800Mecca, Saudi Arabia~634-644
2Al-Masjid al-Nabawikaimkhani.net1,000,000400,500Medina, Saudi ArabiaPre 622
3Imam Reza ShrineWikipedia700,000598,657Mashhad, Iran818
4Faisal Mosqueworld66.com300,00043,295Islamabad, Pakistan1986
5Taj-ul-MasjidAll in One175,000400,000Bhopal, India1901
6Istiqlal Mosqueistiqlalmosque.com120,00095,000Jakarta, Indonesia1978
7Hassan II MosqueFlickr-User Bionda.romberg105,00090,000Casablanca, Morocco1993
8Badshahi MosqueWikipedia100,00029,867Lahore, Pakistan1673
9Jama MasjidIndia - The Land Of Hearts85,00018,360Old Delhi, India1656
10Great Mosque of SurabayaIslam Indahku59,00018,800Surabaya, Indonesia2000
11Saleh Mosquepicco blogg44,00027,300Sana'a, Yemen2008
12Sheikh Zayed MosqueFlickr-User Suwaif40,00022,000Abu Dhabi, UAE2007
13Baitul MukarramYueshi40,00019,000Dhaka, Bangladesh1960

This list is only good for one year - sometime next year in 2015, if they finish The Grand Mosque of Algeria, that country will have built the third largest mosque in the world. Here is the story:

Middle East Online, 21 May 2012, Work on world's third-largest mosque begins in Algiers

ALGIERS - Workers in Algiers started laying foundations Sunday for what should become the world's third-largest mosque, a one-billion-euro project that will include a dizzyingly tall minaret.

The huge building in the capital Algiers will be built by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation and is expected to create 17,000 jobs -- most of them for Algerians. Construction is due to be completed in 2015.

Algeria's Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdallah Ghlamallah and Chinese ambassador Liu Yuhe attended the foundation-laying ceremony, the official APS news agency reported.

"The construction of this building represents a new landmark in Sino-Algerian relations," the minister said.

The mosque complex will include Africa's tallest minaret, culminating almost as high as the Eiffel Tower at 270 metres (880 feet). It will have 25 levels and eight elevators to whisk observers to the top to view the bay of Algiers.

It will also comprise a prayer room for 120,000 worshippers, a 2,000-seat library, an art museum and a research centre.


It should be noted that while Algeria will spend $1.3 bil on a mosque, the country ranks 132nd in GDP per person according to the CIA World Factbook. The country could better spend its money alleviating the high youth unemployment and the shortage of housing. But that is not what Muslims do.




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