Poster - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - Oman - Islam - There is no god but Allah
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Great Mosques of the Muslim Faith
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - Arabic - Islam - There is no god but Allah
Location: Sultanate of Oman, located in the capital city of Muscat.
Glory to Allah, all praise belongs to Allah, Allah is the Greatest.
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Mosque Capacity: 20,000, The mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone,
on a site occupying 416,000 m2 (4,480,000 sq ft).
Interior: A major feature of the design of the interior is the prayer carpet: It covers the floor of the prayer hall. It contains, 1,700,000,000 knots, weighs 21 tonnes and took four years to produce, and brings together the classical Persian Tabriz, Kashan and Isfahan design traditions. It has 28 colors, in varying shades, the majority obtained from traditional vegetable dyes. It used to be the largest single-piece carpet in the world.
The chandelier above the praying hall is 14 metres (46 feet) tall and was manufactured by the Italian company Faustig. Since the mosque is 90 metres (300 feet) high, the chandler looks proportional, it used to be the world's largest chandelier. It weighs 8.5 tons, includes 600,000 crystals, 1,122 halogen bulbs complete with dimming system, and includes a staircase for maintenance within the chandelier. Thirty-four smaller chandeliers of the same design are hung in other parts of the building. Praise and Thanks to Allah!
--- About Oman:
Holds a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan.
The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.
From the late 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was a powerful empire, vying with Portugal and the UK for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence or control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to modern-day Iran and Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar. When its power declined in the 20th century, the sultanate came under the influence of the United Kingdom. For over 300 years, the relations built between the two empires were based on mutual benefits. The UK recognized Oman's geographical importance as a trading hub that secured their trade lanes in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean and protected their empire in the Indian sub-continent. By contrast, the British strengthened Oman's internal unity and allied the sultanate against external threats.
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