The beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the epitome of religious attractions in Oman. It is located in the heart of the capital city of the nation; Muscat and attracts hundreds of tourists to admire its exquisite architecture and elaborate interiors.
The architectural glamour of the mosque is its most attractive feat. It is enormous and occupies a total of 416,000 square meters. There is enough room to fit in a total of 20,000 worshippers out of which 6,500 itself can be accommodated in the main hall. The main dome in the hall raises a total of 50 meters and its 2 minarets show a stunning unique Islamic design. Several calligraphic decorations ornament the structures found within and surrounding the Mosque. These primarily feature verses of the Quran in Thuluth and Diwani Script. Other design traits include geometric Islamic Art that forms intricate colourful mosaics of angled shapes. The interior wall of the mosques main hall is made completely of white and grey marble only adding to its richness. The mosque is a combination of the finest of Omani craftsmanship and also features the world largest hand woven carpet which stretches right across the mosques prayer hall floor and occupies a total 4200 square meters. This carpet is composed of 1700 million knots and weighs a total of 21 tons. A total of 27 different colours of varying shades obtained from both plants and natural dyes are used in weaving this piece of Art. The whole carpet is a remarkable feat that took 27 months to complete. The mosque is one spectacular attraction in Oman that attracts both Muslims and non Muslims alike. Within its compound an informative library stands which houses over 20,000 reference volumes in Islamic Culture, Sciences and Humanity. There is also the Institute of Islamic Sciences that is dedicated in teaching students Islamic Theology.
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