Islamic place of worship: Every religion sets a place where the followers of that religion go and worship their God. Christians have church, Hindus have temple etc.
In the religion Islam, Muslims have mosque for worship. They go to mosque to offer prayer and to seek inner peace.
A mosque is an Islamic place of worship where Muslims go for the worship of Allah Almighty and regularly visit it to build a connection with Allah Almighty. Muslims must meet some specific requirements in order to go to the mosque.
Mosques all over the world are pure piece of art. It reflects the culture and tradition of that area and how much they love their sacred places.
Most of the mosques extend to domes etc. The central or main Mosque of area is mostly like mansions. And most of the times old or ancient buildings or mansions are converted to mosques in order to keeping them alive and use the cultural tradition of that area.
Mosque is not only for worship, it is also used for the purpose of education, social welfare and dispute settlement. Mosque also serves as central information area.
The basic purpose to build a mosque is to gather Muslims for the consultation and preaching of religion.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) built first mosque named as Masjid-e-Quba. He built this mosque to gather all the Muslims to teach him the religion Islam.
Islamic places are not only limited to mosque. If we look closer to Islamic culture, we came to know that Islamic places are the ones where spirituality exists.
Msjid-ul-Haram, Masjd-ul-Nabvi, Jerusalem, cave of Hira, Cave of Ashab-e-kahaf, Jannat-ul-Baqi, Jannat-ul-Muala, Maqam-e-Ibrahimi, Safa and Marwa and many more.
These all are the cultural pieces of art and Islamic tradition. Islamic places of worship do not only meant to pray but to find silence and purity around you.
In ancient times there is only a central mosque in the town where people come from distant places to worship and to consult Islamic scholars. But now trend has been change, now there is mosque in every street and in every area.
People regularly go to mosque to find Allah Almighty. As Allah Almighty says, “It’s better to pray in group rather than alone”.
Worship is not about to seek attention of your creator but to make a strong connection with God and to maintain it.
These Islamic places have their own history. Each has a kind of mystery and a special connection to our ancestors.
If a person visit masjid-e-Quba, he will definitely feel the Muslim strength and passion to be one and unite.
If a person visit valley of Abwa, no one could resist the pain that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) felt when his mother Hazrat Amina (R.A) died there and a kid of six years old was screaming with the pain that he lost his mother and he left no one in this world.
Masjid-ul-Haram, there the Muslims go to perform Hajj and witness the magnificent power of Allah Almighty.