Islam is the second biggest religion in the world and it has spread quite significantly with the passage of time. In the US where once people considered that there are no Muslims at all, there has been a significant increase in the population of Muslims.
With the increase in the population of Muslims in the United States, the number mosques have also increased in the past 10 years. The number of mosques has increased from 1,209 to 2,106 from the year 2000 to 2010. California has 198 mosques which makes it the state with the most number of mosques in the United States.
According to the latest research, there are around 3.45 million Muslims living in the US which makes up around 1% of the total US population. The Muslim population continues to increase and it is expected that the number of mosques will also increase with it. Here are the 7 most beautiful mosques in the United States.
1-Islamic Center of Washington – Washington, D.C: The mosque was built in 1957 and that time was the largest mosque in the Western Hemisphere. The mosque has a beautiful minaret which has a height of 160 feet. Courses on Islam and Arabic language are also taught inside the mosque. In addition to this, the mosque also contains a library.
2-Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia: The mosque was established in 1980. Al Farooq Masjid of Atlanta is the largest mosque in the Southeast and was designed with traditional Muslim concerns in mind. The mosque has a beautiful outlook with 2 domes and a minaret.
One dome covers the prayer hall while the over covers the library. The minaret is 131 feet high. About 1500 people can pray in the mosque at one time.
3-Baitur Rehman Mosque, Silver Spring – Cloverly, Maryland: This mosque was built in 1994. The mosque has a beautiful architecture with its massive front door and elegant dome and minaret.
4-Diyanet Center of America – Lanham, Maryland: The mosque has an Ottoman-style architecture. The mosque holds various social, cultural and religious activities. The center in general consists of 5 main buildings which include the mosque, cultural center building, guest house, restaurants, shops and a sports center.
5-Islamic Center of America – Dearborn, Michigan: The largest mosque in North America and the oldest Shia mosque in the US. The mosque dates back to the year 1963 but it was recently relocated and constructed in 2005. The mosque has a magnificent look with two minarets and a dome in the middle.
The minarets are extremely tall with a height of approximately 10 stories. More than 3,000 people can pray in the mosque at one time.
6-Mosque Maryam – Chicago, Illinois: The mosque is named after Hazrat Maryam, the mother of Hazrat Isa. The building was originally a church and was rebuilt as a mosque later on.
That is why the prayer hall is unusual compared to the rest of the mosques. The mosque also has no minaret and has a single doom. The doom has different phrases written on it.
7-East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC Mosque) – Plano, Texas: The mosque opened in the year 2015. It has an elegant exterior and beautiful interior with modern design. The mosque has been formed for religious, social and educational purposes.