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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|#||Mosque||Photo Credit||Capacity (Worshipers)||Area in m²||Location||Year Built|
|1||Masjid al-Haram||Funxone||4,000,000||400,800||Mecca, Saudi Arabia||~634-644|
|2||Al-Masjid al-Nabawi||kaimkhani.net||1,000,000||400,500||Medina, Saudi Arabia||Pre 622|
|3||Imam Reza Shrine||Wikipedia||700,000||598,657||Mashhad, Iran||818|
|4||Faisal Mosque||world66.com||300,000||43,295||Islamabad, Pakistan||1986|
|5||Taj-ul-Masjid||All in One||175,000||400,000||Bhopal, India||1901|
|6||Istiqlal Mosque||istiqlalmosque.com||120,000||95,000||Jakarta, Indonesia||1978|
|7||Hassan II Mosque||Flickr-User Bionda.romberg||105,000||90,000||Casablanca, Morocco||1993|
|8||Badshahi Mosque||Wikipedia||100,000||29,867||Lahore, Pakistan||1673|
|9||Jama Masjid||India - The Land Of Hearts||85,000||18,360||Old Delhi, India||1656|
|10||Great Mosque of Surabaya||Islam Indahku||59,000||18,800||Surabaya, Indonesia||2000|
|11||Saleh Mosque||picco blogg||44,000||27,300||Sana'a, Yemen||2008|
|12||Sheikh Zayed Mosque||Flickr-User Suwaif||40,000||22,000||Abu Dhabi, UAE||2007|
|13||Baitul Mukarram||Yueshi||40,000||19,000||Dhaka, Bangladesh||1960|
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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