9 Must-Visit Mosques in Qatar

9 Must-Visit Mosques in Qatar By Naveed - January 23, 2024
Nine Must Visit Mosques in Qatar

Mosques in Qatar

In Qatar, there is an abundance of mosques. Let us explore a few of the most exquisite mosques this nation has to offer.

Doha Airport Mosque

With its contemporary design, the Doha Airport Mosque is a stunning piece of architecture. The principal features of the mosque are its tall minaret and expansive glass-domed prayer hall. The masjid's exterior and interior are both exquisite. It is filled with calligraphy around the top.
The mosque is particularly distinctive because its whole roof is designed like a dome. Another salient feature of the dome is that it’s made of glass and has an elegant circular pattern that looks like a flower.

Location: Near Hamad International Airport, Doha

Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Bin Mohammed Al Thani Mosque

The mosque covers a sizable 27,720 square meter area overall. The stunning dome, which reaches a height of 47.30 meters, accentuates this marvel of architecture. The minaret, which is the tallest feature at 63.77 meters, represents the mosque's spiritual significance and acts as a beacon.
One notable feature of this remarkable mosque is that it was the first mosque in the nation to adopt the New Baroque architectural style.

Location: Pearl-Qatar

Fanar, Qatar Islamic Cultural Centre

One of Qatar's most distinctive landmarks, Fanar, the Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, was constructed as a recreation of the Great Mosque of Al-Mutawwakil in Samarra, Iraq. Its stunning spiral minaret protrudes from its surroundings. The mosque, which is part of a cultural center with a library, is the ideal place to go if you want to learn more about Islamic culture. The mosque is conveniently close to several well-known locations, such as Souq Waqif, Msheireb Downtown Doha, and the Doha Corniche, all within a short stroll. 

Location: Near Souq Waqif, Doha

Katara Mosque

The Katara Mosque, which is centrally located in Katara Cultural Village, is a breathtaking sight thanks to the glittering mosaic tiles that cover its outer walls in shades of purple and turquoise. Designed by renowned architect Zainab Fadil Oglu, the mosque's interior is equally stunning. It features vivid patterns, a central chandelier that complements the building's exterior, and a light-filled ambiance. With plenty of restaurants, a promenade, concert halls, art galleries, and running and cycling paths in the surrounding verdant Katara Hills, Katara Cultural Village is an ideal family destination. 

Location: Katara, Doha

Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque

Built in 2011 as the state mosque, the Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque can accommodate an impressive 30,000 worshippers. In addition to its stunning architecture and the natural light that streams through its windows, the building's captivating ambiance is further enhanced by various handwoven, patterned rugs and 28 automated dimming chandeliers.

Location: Al Muhandiseen St, Doha

Education City Mosque

Among the mosques in Qatar that emphasize community the most is the striking Education City Mosque. It seeks to be more than just a house of prayer and holds several educational programs for people interested in learning more about the religion. It also functions as a community mosque for the Al Rayaan neighborhood. Situated on five massive columns, each symbolizing one of the five pillars of Islam, the Education City Mosque is housed in the protruding spires of the Minaretein building. It is situated near the Qatar National Library and other well-known landmarks in the center of the Education City campus.
Location: Georgetown Access Rd., Ar-Rayyan

Msheireb Mosque

Arguably one of Qatar’s most elegant places of worship, Msheireb Mosque intricately fuses elements of classic Islamic and modernist architecture. Gorgeously adorned with geometric patterning, the mosque features a specially tailored daylight and sunlight design, meaning no artificial lighting is required during daylight hours. Set in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the mosque is ideally positioned close to some of the city’s most famous attractions, including Souq Waqif.

Location: Msheireb

Nasser Bin Abdulah Al Misnad 

Located at the entrance to Al Khor, this building is one of the, if not the, most important mosques in Qatar, outside of Doha. The lighting design focuses on the traditional Arabic building elements featured in this project, whether they are used on the inside or the outside of the building.

Location: Al Khor

The Golden Masjid

The Golden Masjid is adorned with tiny golden chips, showcasing the Ottoman style. Katara provides various religious programs and a series of lectures in its masjids, featuring distinguished religious scholars. Additionally, Katara hosts Quran memorization courses that attract a significant number of children across different age groups. These courses hold importance as they impart the virtuous values and ethical conduct found in the Holy Quran.

Location: Katara

By Naveed - January 23, 2024

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