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The Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

August 7, 2008

…will celebrate it’s Golden Anniversary on 26 September 2008. The mosque is perhaps, the most photographed building in Brunei. Many would have read the following about the mosque:

The golden dome of the mosque stands at 52m (171ft) high and can be seen from virtually anywhere in the city. The building was completed in 1958 and is an impressive example of Islamic architecture, with magnificent mosaic stained glass, as well as many arches, domes and columns. Marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai and chandeliers from England were all used in the construction of Brunei’s most ornate building.

Top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world:

  1. Masjid Al Haram, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  2. Masjid Al Aqsa, Jerusalem
  3. Masjid Al Nabawi, Madina, Saudi Arabia
  4. Zahir Mosque, Kedah, Malaysia
  5. Omar Ali Saifuddin, Brunei
  6. Taj-ul-Masjid, Bhopal, India
  7. Baiturrahman, Bandar Aceh, Indonesia
  8. Sultan Mosque, Singapore
  9. Faisal Masjid, Islamabad, Pakistan
  10. Bait-ul-Mukarram, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    I will try to put pictures here, something is not working well with me today…

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