17 / 107

Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab in Damascus, Syria

The golden dome of the Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab in Damascus, Syria. The Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab is a beautiful Iranian-style mosque and shrine in southern Damascus, Syria. It attracts Shia Muslim pilgrims from Iran and around the world who care far less about its blue-tiled architecture than about its sacred shrine of Sayidda Zeinab, daughter of the Shia martyr Ali and granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Despite all the ongoing conflicts in Syria people go on as normal about their daily life in the capital city of Syria.

Great Mosques Around the World

Yahoo Lifestyle

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!