From its beginnings in Saudi Arabia, the teachings of Prophet Muhammad have gained a wide following around the world. Enjoy a visual tour of mosques around the world, from Afghanistan and China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India and Egypt, to Peru, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Photographers, add your best photos of the great mosques of India to our special collection on Flickr!
The Heart of Chechnya mosque is seen in the Chechen capital Grozny. The giant marble mosque glimmers in the night.