The 201 Dome Mosque is the world’s largest dome and the second tallest mosque in the world. The mosque was designed as a complete mosque complex, equipped with 201 domes and 9 minarets.The mosque is still under construction. The 201dome mosque is located in the village of South Pathalia of Nagda Shimla Union, at Gopalpur upazila in Tangail district of Bangladesh.
The construction of this mosque began on January 2013. The mosque is being built under the initiative of freedom fighter Rafiqul Islam Welfare Trust.The foundation of this work was laid by Rizia Khatun, mother of the founder chairman of the freedom fighter Rafiqul Islam Kalyan Trust. The estimated cost of construction of this mosque will be approximately Tk 100 crore. Construction work is still underway, even though work is expected to be completed in 2017. When the construction of the mosque is completed, the Imam of Kaba will come and inaugurate the mosque. There have never been so many domed mosques in the history of the world.
The most spectacular view is a 81 feet-high dome on the roof of this mosque. There are 200 small domes around this large dome. Each of them is 17 feet high. There are four minarets in the four corners of the main mosque. Each of them is 101 feet high. There are four other minarets at the height of 81 feet. The tallest minaret is located adjacent to the mosque. Its height is 451 feet.A mosque of 144 feet in length and 144 feet in width will be able to offer around 15,000 muslim prayers together at this mosque.
The complete Holy Quran is enclosed in the tiles on the walls of the mosque. Anyone sitting or standing can read the Quran inscribed on the walls of the mosque. 2000 kg Brass will be used in the main door of the mosque for the construction. The mosque will be erected sound system mike on the tallest tower for Azan. Although the mosque is fully airconditioned, it will add more than thousand of electric fans.
A large mosque and mosque complex are situated on 15 Bigha land. A Iceberg will be erected near to the mihrab. In addition, a separate building will be constructed near to the mosque. The complex will have free hospital for Poor woman , orphanage, Old home, rehabilitation of poor freedom fighters and their families.