Bangladesh is the third largest Muslim country in the world. There are many beautiful mosque in Bangladesh. Every each one of them has their unique architectural design. Now I am going to tell you about the Mosque in Bangladesh.
Here is Top 10 Mosque in Bangladesh below
1. Baitul Mukarram
Baitul Mukarram is the 10th biggest mosque in the world. It is the national mosque of Bangladesh. It is situated in Dhaka. The mosque has shops, offices, libraries and a parking place. It was built in 1968 under the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The mosque has no domes because of an example of a unique experiment. The mosque has capacity of 30000 people. Now the mosque has the capacity of 40000 people. The platform of the mosque is 99 feet high from the ground.
2. Sixty Dome Mosque
Sixty Dome Mosque is situated in Bagerhat. It was built in the 15th century by Khan Jahan Ali (A famous Saint). It is also known as Shat Gambuj Mosque. It is one of the famous Muslim monuments in Bangladesh. It has total 81 domes and covering an area of 160 ft. * 108 ft. It has four towers. The mosque was built for prayer and religious education. It is nearly 3 miles away from the main town of Bagerhat. The mosque represents the beauty of Islam in the 15th century. The mosque is a UNESCO world heritage site in Bangladesh.
3. Golden Mosque
Golden Mosque is situated in Chapai Nawabgonj. It is also known as Small Golden Mosque. It was built in 1493. It has 15 domes and every one of them is covered by the gold. That’s why it was called Golden Mosque but today it known as Small Golden Mosque. Under the reign of Sultan Hussain Shah the mosque was built. Unfortunately, the architectural beauty of the mosque is no more. The mosque is surrounded by an outer wall. There are two tombs in a stone platform. Some say, these are the tombs of the builder of the mosque Wali Muhammad and his father Ali Muhammad. The mosque is now one of the best preserved monuments under the protection of Government of Bangladesh.
4. Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque was built by Khan Mohammad Mridha. It is situated in Dhaka. It was built in 1705 during the rule of Farrukh Siyar (Deputy Governor of Dhaka). The prayer room is open for air to flow around the room, so the room can be cool. Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque is listed as a historic monument in 1913. During 1704-05 AD, Qazi Ibadullah orders the constructions of the mosque. The north side of the mosque is used for madrasa. There is a hall in the mosque that is used for visitors. There is a garden in the east side of the mosque where many seasonal flowers are cultivated. The mosque has a well in the north side, which was used for supply water for ozu is now unused. A tall and old palm tree in the north side of the mosque carries the symbol of the mosque. The mosque is now an architectural monument of Bangladesh.
5. Star Mosque (Tara Mosque)
Star Mosque is also known as Tara Mosque/Masjid. It is situated in Dhaka. It was built by Mirza Golam Pir in 18th century. Later, the mosque has been reconstructed by Ali Jan Bepary (A Merchant). When the mosque has been remodeled a new verandah has been added on the east side of the mosque. He also added beautiful tiles to give the mosque a nice look. The mosque now has 5 domes because of adding 2 new domes in 1987.
6. Bagha mosque
Bagha mosque was built by Sultan Nusrat Shah. It is situated in Rajshahi. It was built in 1523 during the reign of Husain Shahi. The mosque is favorite for its beautiful decoration. It is a famous historical place for its architectural style. Every year many visitors have come here to visit this place. However, the mosque is in a very good shape.
7. Binat Bibi Mosque
Binat Bibi Mosque was built by Bakht Binat. Bakht Binat is the daughter of Marhamat. It is situated in Dhaka. It was built in 1454 during the rule of Nasiruddin Mahmood Shah (Sultan of Bengal). The mosque is square and has only single dome. Binat Bibi Mosque is now the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka.
8. Laldighi Mosque
Laldighi Mosque is situated in Rangpur district. It is an ancient mosque looks like a Mughal sculptures. It was built in between 17th and 18th century as per information from the local people. However, the exact date of construction is unknown. After some time, the mosque has been abandoned. It has been re-discovered during the British rule in bengal.
9. Chandanpura Mosque
Chandanpura Mosque is situated at Nabab Siraj Uddoula Road in Chittagong. It is also known as Chandanpura Masjid. It was remodeled in 1952. The design of the mosque is very beautiful. It is a famous tourist attraction for its architectural beauty. Every year lots of tourists come to visit this place. The mosque is one of the old and popular mosque in Chittagong. It reminds us about the beautiful architecture of the past. However, now the mosque is losing its beauty day by day because of the pollution.
10. Shaista Khan Mosque
Shaista Khan Mosque was built by Mughal Subedar Shaista Khan. Subedar Shaista Khan was the ruler of Bengal from 1664 to 1688. The mosque carries the architectural beauty of Mughal period. It is situated by the Buriganga River in Dhaka. The mosque has four towers and three domes. It is an historical monument of this country. The mosque has been caught on fire during the British rule. Later, the damage has been repaired but the mosque lost its look. However, the mosque always reflect the sign of Mughal period.
Bangladesh is one of the countries of historical and beautiful mosque. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh is also known as the city of Mosque. I hope this article can help you to know and find out about the Mosque in Bangladesh.