Australia itself is filled with some of the most interesting offerings that travelers can discover for its humble pilgrims and Islam believers; Australia has some miracles. The smallest continent and largest island on the planet also boasts a multicultural population. It has little miracles for everyone. The vast and eclectic variety is almost amusing, it’s devotional.
Don’t just go by its summer look. Apart from the beaches, the blues and beyond Australia will surprise you with some of the most intricate and priceless beautiful mosques, statues and architecture of the bygone era. Here, in the melting pot of customs and traditional divisions, the cultural boost is where a mixture of rituals melt together. The best thing about Australia is its accommodating multicultural population. According to recent consensus, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the country. And all these amazing mosques make Muslim travelers in Australia more enthusiastic than ever!
So go ahead and make your plans for a trip to Australia, but while you are there, don’t forget to add the beautiful mosques to the list of places you will never want to miss. Visit these beautiful mosques and explore the communities.
Mosques you must see in Australia
1. Lakemba Mosque
The Lakemba Mosque was established in 1977 by the Lebanese Muslim Association. The mosque is also known as Masjid Ali bin Abi Talib. It is considered one of the largest mosques in Australia. Lakemba is also Sydney’s main mosque. This mosque is famous for Islamic classes, sermons and Friday prayers. The mosque is particularly festive during Eid prayers and attracts the largest crowds in all of Australia. Attendees numbered over 30,000!
What to do: You can plan your visit according to the National Mosque Open Day, Lakemba Mosque is one of the mosques that participates in the Open Day celebration, it is the center of the celebration. National Mosque Open Day is organized by the Lebanese Muslim Association in collaboration with mosques across the country. Non-Muslim members of the community are especially invited to the mosque during this open day. This day is dedicated to educating everyone about Islam and on this day people learn about the religion, and join in the festivities, explore religious exhibitions as well as enjoy spectacular barbecue parties!
how to reach: Lakemba Mosque, 65-67 Wangi Road, Lakemba NSW 2195, Australia.
2. Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
Looking for a place of worship in New South Wales? In Australia, you will find the perfect mosque to offer namaz. The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is an ideal place where you can pray in peace and also enjoy a little relaxation. It is a serene mosque and beautiful in its picturesque tone. The mosque is well maintained and easily accessible. This mosque is one of the largest mosques in Australia with separate prayer rooms for women and children. The interiors are particularly lavish with Ottoman calligraphy, mosaic tiles and scripts.
What to do: Plan your visit so that you can go on one of the free guided tours offered by the mosque, but make sure you book in advance. Free food after prayers is its added attraction.
how to reach: Auburn Gallipoli Mosque, 15-19 Galliboloo Parade, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia.
phone: +61 2 9646 5972
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3. Central Adelaide Mosque
Another must-see place in Australia is the Central Adelaide Mosque. This is the highlight of a Halal tour to Australia. It is celebrated mainly because it is one of the oldest and still surviving in Australia. The mosque has been a place of pilgrimage for Islamists for more than a century. The mosque was originally built in 1888. It was a dedicated place of worship, a safe haven for people of faith and a place of prayer and has been serving the religious needs of Muslim travelers to Australia for over 100 years. The original minarets of the mosque were constructed in 1903. The surrounding garden was also built around the same time. Since then the mosque has been regarded as an anchor for Muslim immigrants to the country.
What to do: Visit the 100-year-old mosque and pray to the ancient God, explore architectural gems and appreciate the history behind its stone walls.
how to reach: Central Adelaide Mosque, 28/20 Little Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia.
phone: +61 8 8231 6443
4. Sunshine Mosque
The official name of Sunshine Mosque is The Cyprus Turkish Community of Victoria. Over the centuries this mosque has gained immense popularity with its local name, Sunshine Mosque. The name is due to the suburb of Victoria where the mosque is located. It was built in 1992. The mosque was built by the Cypriot community in Melbourne. This definitely belongs in the list of mosques that you cannot miss when you are in Australia. These structures will remind you of Istanbul’s Sultan Ahmed Mosque which was actually the inspiration for its architecture. The façade of the building is made up of 17 domes and a minaret of extremely brilliant white colour. The mosque is surrounded by a magnificent courtyard!
What to do: Explore the mosque’s unique Ottoman/Turkish style architecture.
how to reach: Sunshine Mosque, 618 Ballarat Road, Sunshine VIC 3022, Australia.
phone: +61 3 9363 8245
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5. Baitul Huda Mosque
Baitul Huda Mosque in Sydney is located in Marsden Park. It is an iconic structure built in 1989. The mosque is especially celebrated during its 25 years of existence and is involved in various community services and splendor of spirituality. The mosque is operated by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMA) in Australia. If you are in Australia and looking for mosque architecture or religious relaxation, your trip would be incomplete if you do not stop at the Baitul Huda Mosque (House of Guidance). The importance of this mosque is very high among the Muslim community of Australia and even among non-Muslims.
What to do: Learn more about the religion of Islam and learn the basics while building a bridge to learn more about Islam and Muslims. Visit the Quran exhibition, or plan a guided mosque tour.
how to reach: Baitul Huda Mosque, 45 Hollinsworth Road, Marsden Park NSW 2765, Australia.
phone: +61 2 9627 4521
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If you’re done exploring the beaches of Australia, be sure to visit some of these mosques to see their beautiful architecture and history.
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