Albania

Et'hem Bey Mosque


Perhaps the only real sight in Tirana, this pretty mosque is right on the city's main square, making it hard to miss. Construction of the 'Xhamia e Haxhi Ethem Beut' mosque started in 1794 and was finished in 1821 by Et'hem Bey (who evidently got all the credit). Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991, without permission from the authorities. 10,000 courageous people dared to attend and remarkably the police did not interfere. The event was a milestone in the rebirth of religious freedom in Albania. Take a look at the frescoes outside and in the portico which depict trees, waterfalls and bridges - motifs rarely seen in Islamic art. Take your shoes off before entering the inner room.









Bosnia

Emperor’s (Atik) Mosque


Emperor’s (Atik) Mosque, the first Islamic house of worship erected in Sarajevo. It is situated on the left bank of the Miljacka River between the Konak residence and Emperor’s bridge. The first Muslim community ( dzemat) in the new settlement i.e. the first city neighbourhood (mahala) was formed around Emperor Mosque in the mid 1550s.

Emperor's mosque is one of the first mosques built in BiH and the first one built in Sarajevo. It was constructed in 1462 year, financed and enabled by founder of Sarajevo Isa Bey Ishakovic. This mosque was burnt in 1480, when despot Vuk Grgurevic broke in with army from Jajce and burnt Sarajevo.



Cordoba

Mezquita de Cordoba










Cyprus


E Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Lala Mustafa Paşa Camii) originally known as the Saint Nicolas Cathedral and later as the Ayasofya (Saint Sophia) Mosque of Magusa is the largest medieval building in Famagusta, Cyprus. Built between 1298 and c.1400 it was consecrated as a Christian cathedral in 1328. The cathedral was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman Empire captured Famagusta in 1571 and remains a mosque to this day.










Denmark

Nusrat-Jehan-Moschee mosque

Nusrat-Jehan-Moschee is a mosque built 1967 by AMJ in CopenhagenNusrat-Jehan-Moschee is a mosque built 1967 by AMJ in CopenhagenNusrat-Jehan-Moschee is a mosque built 1967 by AMJ.



England


The London Central Mosque

The London Central Mosque (also known as the Islamic Cultural Centre, ICC or Regent's Park Mosque) is located near Marylebone station. It was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, completed in 1978, and has a prominent golden dome. The main hall can hold over five thousand worshippers, with women praying on a balcony overlooking the hall. The mosque holds a chandelier and a vast carpet, with very little furniture.

The inside of the dome is decorated with broken shapes in the Islamic tradition. There is also a small book shop and halal café on the premises. The Mosque is joined to the Islamic cultural centre which was officially opened by King George VI in 1944 and was given as an unconditional gift to the UK Muslim community, although the land was donated by George VI in return for a site in Cairo for an Anglican cathedral.









France

Lyon's Grand Mosque

Lyon's Grand Mosque (Mosquée de Lyon) is France’s sixth Grand Mosque. It was built in the 1990s and combines traditional elements with modern architecture.</span><br /><br />The exterior of the mosque features a façade with Persian arches, a 25-meter-high minaret and a white dome topped with the crescent symbol. The entrance patio is covered by a glass pyramid supported by 230 columns.
mezzanine level was fitted in the prayer room for the women, which overhangs the mihrab that indicates the direction of Mecca. The mihrab is decorated with a blue mosaic that proclaims the central creed of Islam: &quot;There is no other God than God and Mohammed is his prophet.



Germany

Khadija Mosque

Khadija Mosque is the first mosque in Berlin of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. It was opened on October 16, 2008 in the suburb Heinersdorf. The mosque has a 39-foot high minaret and can hold 500 worshippers. The mosque was risen by funds collected by Ahmadiyya-Women and the design was done by the architect Mubashra Ilyas.



Ireland

Dublin Mosque

The Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center is intended to serve the growing number of Muslims that have moved to Rome. The mosque is the only one in Rome and the complex is considered one of the major monuments built in the city in the past few decades. It has become well known outside Rome and Italy as a result of the considerable coverage it has received in a number of international publication.






Spain


Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz (Mosque of Christ of the Light)

Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz (Mosque of Christ of the Light) is a fascinating little former mosque in a park above the northern ramparts of Toledo, Spain. Dating from the late 10th century, it is the only surviving mosque out of the ten that once stood throughout Toledo.The Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz (Mosque of Christ of the Light) is a fascinating little former mosque in a park above the northern ramparts of Toledo, Spain. Dating from the late 10th century, it is the only surviving mosque out of the ten that once stood throughout Toledo.