Moslems and Gold
Place of Worship
Bandar Sri Begawan Mosque, Brunei
This mosque also known as Masjid Jame` Asr located in the capital of Brunei Dar Es salaam. Opening in 1994 to commemorate the silver Jubilee of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah`s reign. This mosque become the largest and the increible mosque inside this country with shimmering golden domes, sea blue roof, and slender minarets
Dome Of The Rock Mosque, Jerussalem
Also known as Masjid Qubbah As Sakhrah, located at Jerussalem, Palestina. Build around 690 M by Abdul Malik bin Marwan. It is a major landmark located on The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This mosque serve it position as important and oldest Islamic Building in the world.
The Dome is in the shape of a Byzantine martyrium, a structure intended for the housing and veneration of saintly relics, and is an excellent example of middle Byzantine art. al-Maqdisi reports that surplus funds consisting of 100,000 gold dinar coins were melted down and cast on the dome’s exterior, “which at the time had a strong glitter that no eye could look straight at it.”.
Dian Al Mahri Mosque, Depok
.Located at Depok, West Java. This Mosque is built in 1999 and opened for public in 2006. The owner is Hj. Dian Djurian Maimun Al Rasyid.
It has 5 gold plated-domes with the largest has 16 meters diameter and 25 meters height with total mosque area is 8000 square meters stands in 100 hectare area
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin, Brunei
This 24 carat-gold dome mosque is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Capital of Brunei. This Royal Islamic Mosque is built in 1958. Even more, this mosque is considered as the most spectacular mosque in the Asia Pasific, and become a Major tourist attraction.
Suneri Mosque, Lahore
This three golden dome mosque is located in the centre of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Built by Nawab Syed Bhikari Khan on 1753 CE. The marble domes cover seven prayer chambers. Four lofty minarets stand at the four corners of the mosque, each with an outer circumference of 20 metres, soaring up to 54 metres.
.Al Askari, Samarra
Build in 944 M, also known as ” Tomb or Mausoleum of the Two Imāms”, “the Tomb of Imāms ‘Alī al-Hādī and Hasan al-‘Askarī” and “al-Hadhratu l-‘Askariyya”. It is located in the Iraqi city of Samarra 125 km from Baghdad.
Its dome was destroyed in a bombing by Sunni extremists in February 2006 and its two remaining minarets were destroyed in another bombing in June 2007, causing widespread anger amongst Shī‘ah Muslims. The remaining clock tower was also destroyed in July 2007
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