Amidst all the thousands of mosques in Qatar, we created the most inspiring mosques in Qatar, which you surely want to visit for their Islamic art, architectural beauty, and history as a place of worship and as a cultural landmark. So check out the whole article to witness the most beautiful mosques in Qatar.
1. State Grand Mosque- Imam Abdul Wahhab Masjid
The State Grand Mosque was reopened for the public in 2011, the mosques named after Imam Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Wahhab, a well-known religious Muslim leader, reformer, theologian, and colonizer during the 18th century. The front is made of sandstone and safeguarded ancient features of Qatar’s rich heritage and its production history. Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque has a modern design with an ancient Qatar twist to its simple yet graceful front and its beautiful interior design and decor.
Location: Al Mohandiseen Street, Doha
2. Education City Mosque
The astonishing and modern Education City Mosque originated by Mandera Yvars Architects build on five large columns representing the five foundations of Islam. The Education City Mosque opened in 2015, points towards Mecca, and are embossed with rhymes from the Holy Quran. Its have a capacity of 1,800 worshippers in its main prayer hall and 1,000 in its exterior yard.
Location: Education City Mosque, Minaretein, Education City, Doha
3. Hamad International Airport Mosque
Apart from the prayer rooms in the airport, travelers and employees can also pray at the public mosque located outside of the passenger terminal within walking distance from the Departure Hall. The contemporary design of the mosque is persuaded by the shape of a water droplet. Alongside the Doha Airport, the mosque is a tall dome, overlooks the airport pond.
Location: Hamad International Airport
4. Katara Masjid
The Blue Mosque located inside Katara Cultural Villages received its name from its front filled with turquoise and purple montage tiles. Delineated by the renowned Turkish mosque designer, Zainab Fadil Oglu. The mosque’s interior- exterior, architectural designs with bell tower, the dome, and the prayer mihrab are all persuaded by the several famous mosques located in various cities and capitals of the Muslim world.
Apart from The Blue Mosque, another notable mosque located in Katar is The Golden Masjid, which is embellished with exceptionally small golden chips.
Location: Katara Cultural Village
5. Msheireb Mosque
The new Msheireb Mosque received recognition, including the prestigious ‘Abdullatif Alfozan Award’ for Mosque Architecture, adoption of new technologies, and diligent planned architectural features. The design of the building is established on ancient Qatari mosques, which have for centuries used orientation, shading, natural ventilation, and water to create pleasant environments for prayer, according to Msheireb Properties.
Additionally, the buildings have obtained the Gold LEED authorization for its effectual energy conservation, along with the quality of its design. It includes a customized daylight design to create energetic sun patches inspired by Qatari design within the main hall during prayer hours and needs no artificial lighting during daytime hours. Enfolding key principles of Islamic art, geometric patterns, and designs, Msherieb Mosque combines contemporary ideas with an ancient arrangement of Islamic volumes, spaces, and thresholds.
Location: Msheireb Downtown
6. Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center
It used to be the biggest mosque in the country, also known as Spiral Mosque, named after Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, a popular Qatari Islamic intellectual and founder of Qatar’s judicial system.
It is also a place where non-Muslim individuals can learn about Islam and Islamic culture. It also offers various types of courses for those who want to learn the Arabic language. The sermon just before the Friday prayer is practiced in English along with Muslims and non-Muslims, and tourists are always welcome to attend the prayers.