The Grand Mosque in Mecca, with 17,000 square metres of prayer rooms, is the world’s largest mosque. It has a capacity of up to 1.6 million worshipers and can be accessed by worshipers for prayer.
It was built from 1883 to 1884 in the wake of the Hijra (or Migration) of Muhammad. This happened when he decided to settle in Syria and make it his base from 16th Hijra (the year of the Hijra) through to his return (the year of the death of Muhammad). This was before the Islamic calendar adopted the Islamic era, as now in the 21st century A.D.
The first three mosques of the area were built in the 4th century and were destroyed by the Ottoman invaders. At that time, no more than half a million faithful came to the area.
The first building of this place, which is built by the Ottoman Turks, is known as the Umayyad Mosque. Some experts believe that it is the oldest mosque in the area. In addition, this mosque is built in a style that is different from other mosques. This makes visitors believe that this mosque is built by different architectural patterns. This tradition has existed for a long time. However, it is still a new building. After that, the mosque was restored by the British. It was known as the British Palace Mosque.