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The Mosque is an advanced religious building in Civilization VI. It is built in the Holy Site district and requires a Temple (or one of its replacements). It may also be purchased with Faith Faith.


The Mosque can help speed up the spread of your religion, making it very useful when pursuing a Religious Victory. The main advantage of it is that you only really need one. That makes it a much cheaper investment than all the other religious buildings (which are frankly expensive for what you get), though later in the game you may want to dot a few more around the globe.

This building has extra synergy with the Hagia Sophia and the Orator or Pilgrim promotion, as it can give Apostles an unprecedented seven or eight Spread Religion charges.

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There are strict requirements and standards in Islamic fiqh for a building to be a mosque, and those places of worship that do not meet those are merely musallas (“gathering houses”). Under Sharia law, once a mosque is formally designated as a holy place, it remains that until the Day of Judgment (Yawm ad-Din). The oldest and largest mosque in the world, the Masjid al-Haram, was built in the city of Mecca around 638 AD; it encompasses the holy site of the Kaaba, the most sacred of all locations in Islam. The Prophet himself established other mosques, notably that at Medina. From there, mosques – with their distinctive domes, minarets and prayer halls overseen by an imam – were carried by the swords of the faithful across Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa during the 7th Century. The first mosque built in the Far East – that at Xi’an – reportedly dates to the mid-8th Century. A site of prayer, charity and learning, the mosque is the physical heart of Islamic civilization.

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