Al Noor Mosque, Sharjah

One of the several reasons why I love Sharjah so much is because of its gorgeous mosques.  The other emirates have beautiful mosques too, but Sharjah’s different.  There’s a magical feel to it.  It’s like being transported to another era, to another place.

I remember how I had described the mosques here to my sister a few years ago:  “They seem to be floating in air, specially at night.”

And one of my favorites is Al Noor masjid.

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31 Responses to Al Noor Mosque, Sharjah

  1. masood says:

    This is a spectacular Masjid, MashaAllah. True, Sharjah has really good Masjid’s in UAE.

  2. What an incredibly beautiful mosque! And your captures are magnificent, Nadia! Thanks for sharing such a lovely part of your world!

    Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

  3. Photo Cache says:

    It’s like a palace. So majestic.

    Do they allow non Muslims to enter and visit mosques?

    Yes, non-Muslims are allowed to enter and visit the mosques.

  4. Mohammad Shaf'i says:

    It looks reminiscent of the Suleiman Mosque in Istanbul with its multiple domes. However, as one brother (a master’s student of architecture at NCSU) told me once that the domes and minarets inspired by the Mamluks and Ottomans are quite useless today. What would you make of his assertion?

    • yaseen says:

      In a time where there was no speaker systems and the imam’s voice needed to be heard during salaah, domes were the way to go. The acoustics of a dome allow sound to echo and contain the sound, whereas, according to my physics teacher, in a theater, especially one for performing arts (live acts and stuff), the walls will be like sharp corners protruding out so that the sound is killed and does not interfere with the rest of the speech. Basically, domes were pretty much essential. Now-a-days with sound systems, all one has to do is throw up speakers around everywhere and you’re done, but nobody can argue that the dome has a distinctive beauty that is classically Islamic and thus is retained for its beauty and tradition most likely.

  5. samson says:

    Its so majestic… very well caputured… first shot is amazing

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Haleem says:

    this is a spectacular mosque. Wow… it looks so much like the Haga Sophia. It’s lovely!

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  8. Niyaz says:

    MashaAllah , this is wonderful !!!

  9. Umm Travis says:

    I prayed my very first Ramadan here!! Does is still have the same Imam? Beautiful voice ma shaa Allah!! OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I misss it there so much :(((((((((((((((

    I’m not sure whether the brother who led the prayers is the same imam or not, but his voice is definitely beautiful, mashaAllah.

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  11. carolynUSA says:

    Such a beautiful sight…the light, the color, the architecture…all so divine. Beautiful captures and a fabulous post.

  12. Wolynski says:

    My, that is a spectacular mosque – incredibly beautiful – lovely photo. It’s amazing how every religion produces great works of architecture and art.

  13. Misalyn says:

    majestic!

    you captured it perfectly by night. Well done.

  14. Wakas Mir says:

    Amazing Mosque and bohat hi achi tarah se capture kia 🙂 God bless

  15. Glennis says:

    Looks very pretty all lit up like that.

  16. Arija says:

    It really is a very beautiful place.

  17. There’s nothing like a beautiful mosque…M’A!

  18. Alisha says:

    It’s magnificent…masha Allah what a beautiful structure.

  19. your photographic skills magnify the beauty of the mosque! Masyallah… it’s truly “greeting card” perfect 🙂

  20. MaryAnn says:

    As Salaam Alaikum Nadia ♥

    MashaAllah what beautiful photos. I love the mosques with the multiple domes. Is this the mosque on Buhairah Corniche or the one near the Radisson Hotel?

    Walaikum Assalam! This one’s on the buhairah Corniche 🙂

  21. Haris Gulzar says:

    Beautiful Masha-Allah…

  22. mubi says:

    and it is indeed very beautiful ! i didnt live in sharjah…the only masjid i liked used to be in jumeriah and i always thought of the tombs as ice cream scoops hehehe :p but they look spectacular at night 😀

  23. Nizsha says:

    Pretty pretty

    I miss the convenience of having masjids around your place, in shopping malls,in rest areas on the highways 😦

  24. Oh wow, this looks beautiful, mashAllah. Ive said this before and im going to say it again your photography is brilliant, nadia.
    😀

  25. Ramoush says:

    hi i would like to know more details about the mosque can someone help me… details such as how many domes does this mosque have and what does it look like from inside because i tried entering and they didnt let me in to take pictures so please help

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  27. Mr hass .. says:

    WOW! mashallah .. truely stunning should check out Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
    and Dubai Jumeira mosque

  28. fatima says:

    u guys should come and it see it in the light festival.then it looks completely different and amazing.

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