Baitul Mukarram National Mosque

Baitul Mukarram is the National Mosque of Bangladesh located at the center of capital city of Dhaka. The mosque was built in 1968.It has a capacity of 40,000.

The mosque complex was designed by architect Abdulhusein M. Thariani. The mosque has several modern architectural features whilst it preserves the traditional principles of Mughal architecture which has for some time been dominant in the Indian sub-continent. Baitul Mukarram's large cube shape was modeled after that of the Ka'abah at Mecca making it a noticeable structure being unlike any other mosque in Bangladesh. In 2008, the mosque was extended by a donation from the Saudi government.