50+ Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings That Highlight The Wonders Of Islamic Architecture

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Mosques throughout the Muslim world have some of the most intricate and exquisite architecture ever created by mankind. There’s too much amazing architecture in them to cover in just one post, so we decided to focus simply on the mosque’s ceilings – something the faithful might see when they look up to the heavens.

These images show just how heavily mathematics and geometry featured into Islamic architecture in the Arab world and elsewhere. The repeating perfect spirals and geometric forms are reminiscent of the intricate mandalas found in Buddhist art as well.

Iran is known for its extraordinary collection of stunning mosques, which we wrote about here, but there are beautiful mosques elsewhere as well. We’d love to see your photos of amazing mosque ceilings submitted below and invite you to vote for your favorites!

1. Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

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2. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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3. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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4. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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5. Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran

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6. Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

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7. Shah Mosque , Isfahan, Iran

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8. Jalil Khayat Mosque, Arbil, Iraq

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9. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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10. Taj Mahal Mosque Ceiling

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11. Grand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

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12. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

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13. Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

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14. Al Soltan Qalawoon Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

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15. Shiraz, Iran

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16. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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17. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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18. Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran

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19. Bahaud-Din Naqshband Mausoleum, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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20. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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21. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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22. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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23. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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24. Selimiye, Edirne- Turkey

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25. Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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26. Ali Ibn (ebne) Hazem Holly Shrine. Shiraz, Iran

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27. Jame Mosque of Yazd, Yazd, Iran

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28. Mihrab Dome, Mezquita, Cordoba, Spain

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29. Dom Of The Rock Mosque, Jerusalem, Palestine

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30. Alahambra, Granada, Spain – Liba Ws

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31. Registan, Uzbekistan

32. Imam Khomeini Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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33. Iranian Mosque

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34. Blue Mosque, Turkey

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35. Magic Mihrab

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36. Land Of Colours ( The Nasir Al-mulk Mosque Or Pink Mosque )

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37. Shiraz, Iran

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38. Mosque In Morocco

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39. Tori Kori Madrasah, Samarkand

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40. The Arch At The Entrance Of Temur’s Mausoleum In Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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41. Bahrain Mosque

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42. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, Uae

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43. Iran Yazd Jama Mosque

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44. Iran Isfahan Shikh Lotfollah Mosque

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45. Ruhobod Mosque, Samarkand

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46. Amman, Jordan

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47. Cairo, Egypt

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48. Keyseri Mosque, Gorazde – Bosnia And Herzegovina

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49. The Ceiling Inside The Mausoleum Of Amir Taimur, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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50. Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatha, Pakistan.

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51. Sultan Ahmet Camii (blue Mosque) Istanbul

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52. Ayah Sophia, Istanbul

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53. Selimiye Mosque, Edirne , Turkey

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54. Suleymaniye, Istanbul, Turkey

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55. Mosque, Tehran, Iran

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56. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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57. Selimiye Mosque, Edirne, Turkey

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58. Al Saleh Mosque – Sana’a – Yemen

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59. Royal Graves At Cairo , Egypt

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60. Bajram Pasha Isa Beg Mosque, Mitrovice, Kosove

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61. Al Saleh Mosque – Sana’a – Yemen

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62. Vakil Mosque Entrance, Shiraz, Iran

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63. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, Uae

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64. Sheikh Zayed Frand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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65. Grand Mosque, Cordoba, Spain

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66. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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67. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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68. Al Fateh Mosque, Bahrain

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69. Shaikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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70. Real Alcázar, Sevilla, Spain

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71. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

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72. Vakil Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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73. Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

74. Al Fateh Mosque, Bahrain

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