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
on a site occupying 416,000
m2 (4,480,000 sq ft).
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!
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
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